Uno von Troil

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The Most Reverend
Uno von Troil
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Uno von Troil.jpg
Uno von Troil painted by Lorens Pasch the younger.
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1786
In office 1786-1803
Predecessor Carl Fredrik Mennander
Successor Jakob Axelsson Lindblom
Ordination 20 May 1773
by Lars Benzelstierna
Consecration 23 February 1781
by Carl Fredrik Mennander
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1746-02-24)24 February 1746
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 27 July 1803(1803-07-27) (aged 57)
Sätra brunn, Sweden
Buried Uppsala old cemetery
Nationality Swede
Parents Samuel Troilius
Anna Elisabeth Angerstein
Spouse Elisabet Tersmeden (1776-1794)
Children 10
Previous post Bishop of Linköping (1780-1786)
Alma mater University of Uppsala
Memorial stone for Uno von Troil on Sätra brunn (spa), placed behind "The new building" (Nybygget), with the inscription in Swedish: "To this park bordering the dwelling where the archbishop Uno von Troil ceased to behold the day. Wanderer, don't let the memory of his pass away disturb your peace of mind, thus his last moment was calm and his last look were hope" (translated roughly from the Swedish article)

Uno von Troil (24 February 1746 in Stockholm - 1803) was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala 1786-1803.[1] He was the son of Samuel Troilius, who had also been archbishop.

He was known for great wit at a young age. After studies and travels abroad to the Netherlands, Iceland and Göttingen, he returned home and was ordained priest in 1773. In 1775 he was appointed court chaplain. He married in 1776. In 1778 he became vicar of Storkyrkan church in Stockholm. In 1780 he was consecrated bishop of Linköping.

He was appointed as archbishop in 1786, at the age of 40. As such, he was also the Speaker of the Clergy in the Riksdag of the Estates until his death. He was also a member of several scientific societies, and was a benefactor of such throughout his life.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Troil, Uno von (1777) Bref rörande en resa til Island - digital facsimile from Linda Hall Library

Preceded by
Carl Fredrik Mennander
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Jakob Axelsson Lindblom