1783–1847

Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1783, Geijersgården (his family’s estate), Ransäter, Värmland, Sweden.

Ap­ril 23, 1847, Stockholm, Sweden.

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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.

  1. Du bar ditt kors, O Jesu
  2. Du segren oss förkunnar
  3. Ej guld och rikedom jag har
  4. Förtälja vill jag, Gud! din nåd
  5. Hur härlig, Gud! din sol uppgår
  6. I nåd du, Herre! på oss tänkt
  7. In Triumph Our Redeemer
  8. O, du Helge Ande! komm till oss in
  9. På krubbans strå man lade dig
  10. Så snart for då min fröjd sin kos
  1. Guds rena Lam, oskyldig

Geijer’s burial place