Magnus Beronius

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The Most Reverend
Magnus Beronius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1764
In office 1764-1775
Predecessor Samuel Troilius
Successor Carl Fredrik Mennander
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1692-10-18)18 October 1692
Uppsala, Sweden
Died 18 May 1775(1775-05-18) (aged 82)
Buried Uppsala Cathedral
Nationality Swede
Parents Olaus Magni Beronis
Catharina Celsia
Spouse Catharina Elisabeth Valleria 1st marriage
Johanna Catharina Burman 2nd marriage
Previous post Bishop of Kalmar (1745-1764)

Magnus Olai Beronius (18 October 1692 in Uppsala – 18 May 1775 in Uppsala) was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1764 to his death.[1]

He studied in Uppsala for nine years to a master's degree in 1716. In 1724 he was elected lecturer in Gävle. After that he undertook a travel through Europe, and came home in 1727.

He was appointed professor first in poetry, and then he changed to theology. Eventually he was elected archbishop. He was also the priesthoods representative in the troubled Swedish parliament Riksdag of the Estates assemblies in 1765-1766.

He was described as a pious and gentle man who undertook his work with carefulness. There is said to be nothing extraordinary about him. He and his five children were ennobled under the name Björnstjerna in 1760, which was not uncommon for archbishops in Sweden.

See also


  1. "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Preceded by
Samuel Troilius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Carl Fredrik Mennander