January 12, 1783, Geijersgården (his family’s estate), Ransäter, Värmland, Sweden.
April 23, 1847, Stockholm, Sweden.
Geijer was a writer, historian, poet, philosopher, and composer. He attended the gymnasium in Karlstad, then the University of Uppsala, where he earned his master’s degree in 1806. In 1803 he competed successfully for an historical prize offered by the Academy of Sciences at Stockholm. In 1809, he traveled in England.
The next year, he became a lecturer in history at Uppsala, and in 1815 assistant to Erik Michael Fant. Succeeding Fant, Geijer was a professor of history from 1817 at Uppsala University. He was rector of Uppsala University in 1822, 1830, 1836 and 1843–44.
As a representative of the university, he was a member of the Church of Sweden clergy (1828–30 & 1840–41). He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1824, and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1835.
Geijer’s burial place