1688-1772
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January 29, 1688, Stockholm, Sweden.

March 29, 1772, London, England, of a stroke.

He was re-interred in the Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden, in 1908.

With an eclectic mind, Swedenborg wrote on mathematics, geology, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, astronomy and anatomy. He was one of the outstanding scientists of his time, and a member of Sweden’s House of Nobles. However, he devoted the last quarter century of his life to theology. His works form the basis of the Swedenborgian Church (sometimes known as the Church of the New Jerusalem). Though he never planned a church denomination, a society was formed in London in 1787, which eventually gave rise to the General Convention of Swedenbortian Churches.

  1. In Boundless Mercy