Emanuel Swedenborg

1688 - 1772

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Emanuel Swedenborg (, Swedish: [ˈsvêːdɛnˌbɔrj] ; born Emanuel Swedberg; (29 January 1688 – 29 March 1772) was a Swedish Christian theologian, scientist, philosopher and mystic. He became best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emanuel Swedenborg has received more than 1,955,194 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Emanuel Swedenborg is the 143rd most popular philosopher (down from 129th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 28th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Philosopher.

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, and theologian who is most famous for his work in the field of spiritualism.

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Among philosophers, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 143 out of 1,267Before him are Duns Scotus, Martin Buber, Wilhelm Dilthey, Giambattista Vico, Hans Kelsen, and Porphyry. After him are Edith Stein, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Christian Wolff, Hippasus, Max Stirner, and György Lukács.

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Among people born in 1688, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 3Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia, and Nader Shah. After him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Juraj Jánošík, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Alexander Pope, James Francis Edward Stuart, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pierre de Marivaux, and Stede Bonnet. Among people deceased in 1772, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 1After him are Johann Friedrich Struensee, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Louis-Claude Daquin, Ernst Johann von Biron, Gottfried Achenwall, Gerard van Swieten, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, John Canton, Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, and Princess Mary of Great Britain.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 35 out of 1,879Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), John III of Sweden (1537), Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906). After him are Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Anders Zorn (1860), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688).


Among philosophers born in Sweden, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 1After him are Johan Vilhelm Snellman (1806), Lars Gustafsson (1936), Caspar Bartholin the Elder (1585), Sara Danius (1962), and Nick Bostrom (1973).