Emanuel Swedenborg

1688 - 1772

Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg (, Swedish: [ˈsvêːdɛnˌbɔrjə] (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 is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to experience dreams and visions, beginning on Easter Weekend, on 6 April 1744. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emanuel Swedenborg has received more than 973,206 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 136th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 134 out of 1,005Before him are Martin Buber, Henri de Saint-Simon, Giambattista Vico, John Wycliffe, Pyrrho, and György Lukács. After him are Isocrates, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Edith Stein, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Leucippus.

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Among people born in 1688, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 2Before him is Frederick William I of Prussia. After him are Nader Shah, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Alexander Pope, Maria Luisa of Savoy, James Francis Edward Stuart, Juraj Jánošík, Pierre de Marivaux, Giuseppe Castiglione, and Domenico Zipoli. Among people deceased in 1772, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 1After him are Johann Friedrich Struensee, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Louis-Claude Daquin, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Ernst Johann von Biron, Gerard van Swieten, Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, Gottfried Achenwall, John Canton, and Princess Mary of Great Britain.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Emanuel Swedenborg ranks 29 out of 935Before him are Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Greta Garbo (1905), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), and Gustav III of Sweden (1746). After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), John III of Sweden (1537), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), and Charles XIII of Sweden (1748).


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).

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