Emanuel Swedenborg

1688 - 1772

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Emanuel Swedenborg (, Swedish: [ˈsvêːdɛnˌbɔrj] (listen); born Emanuel Swedberg; 8 February [O.S. 29 January] 1688 – 29 March 1772) was a Swedish pluralistic-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 1,508,172 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Emanuel Swedenborg is the 131st most popular philosopher (up from 134th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 31st in 2019) and the most popular 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 131 out of 1,081Before him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Tommaso Campanella, Marsilio Ficino, Mozi, Chanakya, and Oswald Spengler. After him are Giambattista Vico, Bonaventure, Swami Vivekananda, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Baron d'Holbach, and Wilhelm Dilthey.

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Among people born in 1688, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 3Before him are Nader Shah and Frederick William I of Prussia. After him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Juraj Jánošík, Alexander Pope, James Francis Edward Stuart, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pierre de Marivaux, and Domenico Zipoli. 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, Gerard van Swieten, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, Gottfried Achenwall, Princess Mary of Great Britain, and Jean-Joseph de Mondonville.

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Among people born in Sweden, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 28 out of 1,612Before him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), and Gustaf V of Sweden (1858). After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), and Max von Sydow (1929).


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