1816–1868

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 3, 1816, in the rec­to­ry at Ny­sät­ra, Väs­ter­bot­ten, Swe­den.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 24, 1868, Swe­den.

Buried: Jo­han­nes­kyr­ka, Stock­holm, Swe­den.

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Biography

Carl was the hus­band of Ag­a­ta Ro­se­ni­us (mar­ried 1843, Umeå, Väs­ter­bot­ten, Swe­den).

Son of a rec­tor, he was ne­ver or­dained, but was an in­flu­en­tial Lu­ther­an preach­er.

He ed­it­ed The Pi­e­tist (1842–62), and made ex­ten­sive con­tri­but­ions there­to. Os­car Ahn­felt had a large role in po­pu­lar­iz­ing Ro­se­ni­us’ hymns.

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