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Swedenborg, Emanuel
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(Jan 29, 1688, Stockholm – Apr 8, 1772, London), versatile natural scientist, inventor, mining engineer, exegete, and theosophist. He was the son of J. Swedberg. Active in intellectual circles in Uppsala in the early 18th century, he had a hand in founding the first Swedish scientific society (Kungliga Vetenskapssocieteten, 1710). His travels – to England, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Germany – alternated with stays in Stockholm, where he worked as an assessor for the Board of Mines and served as …

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Lenhammar, Harry, “Swedenborg, Emanuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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