1817–1901

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 2, 1817, Lid­köp­ing, Swe­den.

Died: Au­gust 24, 1901, Läc­kö Castle, Swe­den.

Buried: Odens­vi, Små­land, Swe­den.

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Biography

Son of a rec­tor, in 1837 Wen­ner­berg be­came a stu­dent in Upp­sa­la, where he stu­died class­ic­al lang­uage, phi­lo­so­phy and aes­the­tics.

He par­ti­ci­pat­ed ea­ger­ly in the stu­dent life, and at this time he wrote the words and mu­sic to Glun­tar­na, a des­cript­ion of the ro­man­tic stu­dent tra­di­tions in Upp­sa­la in the 1840’s.

After a per­i­od of ill­ness and a spir­it­u­al crisis, he came to Christ. He com­posed mu­sic to the Psalms, and for some of Li­na San­dell’s hymns.

From 1870–75 and 1888–91, he was Swe­den’s Min­is­ter of Ec­cles­i­as­ti­cal Af­fairs.

From 1875–88 he was the po­li­ti­cal leade­r of Kron­borg. When he lived in Upp­sala (1882–86) he al­so was a gov­er­nor for Prince Os­car and Prince Carl.

Sources

Music