1493-1552
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January 6, 1493, Örebro, Sweden.

April 19, 1552, Stockholm, Sweden.

Great Church, Stockholm, Sweden.

A leader of Swedish Lutheranism, Olavus and his brother Laurentius studied at Wittenberg, Germany, and were influenced by Martin Luther. After Sweden received independence from Denmark, King Gustavus Vasa made Olavus a pastor and city councilman in Stockholm. However, the king wanted to control the church, and was often in conflict with Petri; the king even went so far as to condemn Petri to death, but later pardoned him. Petri’s works include Swedish translations of the New Testament and the Latin mass, and a catechism.

  1. Jesus du är vår salighet
  2. Nu kommen är vår påskafröjd
  3. Now Hail We Our Redeemer
  4. Thou, Jesus Christ, Didst Man Become