Henric Benzelius

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The Most Reverend

Henric Benzelius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office1747-1758
PredecessorJakob Benzelius
SuccessorSamuel Troilius
by Johannes Steuchius
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born(1689-08-07)August 7, 1689
Strängnäs, Sweden
DiedMay 20, 1758(1758-05-20) (aged 68)
Uppsala, Sweden
ParentsErik Benzelius the elder
Margaretha Odhelia
SpouseEmerentia Rudenschöld
Previous postBishop of Lund (1740-1747)
Alma materUppsala University

Henrik Benzelius (August 7, 1689 in Strängnäs – May 20, 1758) was Bishop of Lund from 1744 to 1747, and Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1747 to his death.[1] [2]


He was predeceased as Archbishop of Uppsala by his father Erik Benzelius the Elder as well as by his elder brothers Erik Benzelius the younger and Jacob Benzelius. Benzelius was one of the people sent by Charles XII of Sweden to the Middle East, travelling to Egypt and Syria. After returning for a time he took up a post in Lund University. He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1746. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Henric Benzelius". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Eric Benzelius d.y." Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved June 1, 2020.

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Preceded by
Carl Papke
Bishop of Lund
Succeeded by
Johan Engeström
Preceded by
Jakob Benzelius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Samuel Troilius