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Lars Levi Laestadius

1800 - 1861

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Lars Levi Laestadius (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlɑːʂ ˈlěːvɪ lɛˈstɑ̌ːdɪɵs]; 10 January 1800 – 21 February 1861) was a Swedish Sami pastor and administrator of the Swedish state Lutheran church in Lapland who founded the Laestadian pietist revival movement to help his largely Sami congregations, who were being ravaged by alcoholism. Laestadius was also a noted botanist and an author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lars Levi Laestadius has received more than 107,616 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Lars Levi Laestadius is the 940th most popular religious figure (down from 719th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 130th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swedish Religious Figure.

Lars Levi Laestadius was a minister who lived in the 1800s. He is most famous for his work with the Finnish people.

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Among religious figures, Lars Levi Laestadius ranks 940 out of 2,238Before him are Alois Hudal, Caesar Baronius, Sebastian Castellio, Veronica Giuliani, Angelo Scola, and Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle. After him are Arnaud Amalric, Scipione Borghese, Khaemweset, John of Rila, John of Matha, and Clemens August Graf von Galen.

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Among people born in 1800, Lars Levi Laestadius ranks 15Before him are John Edward Gray, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, John Brown, and Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Jacques Paul Migne, Pauline Therese of Württemberg, Jean-Jacques Ampère, and Princess Elisabeth of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1861, Lars Levi Laestadius ranks 18Before him are Eugène Scribe, Elisha Otis, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Ranavalona I, and Henri Murger. After him are Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, Heinrich Marschner, Jonas Furrer, Henry Gray, and Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire.

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Among people born in Sweden, Lars Levi Laestadius ranks 194 out of 1,612Before him are Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke (1865), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Ann-Margret (1941), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), and Gunilla Bielke (1568). After him are Gideon Sundback (1880), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Mats Wilander (1964), Nicolai Gedda (1925), Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), and Per Gessle (1959).


Among religious figures born in Sweden, Lars Levi Laestadius ranks 6Before him are Bridget of Sweden (1303), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olaus Magnus (1490), Catherine of Vadstena (1331), and Nathan Söderblom (1866). After him are Johannes Magnus (1488), Gustav Trolle (1488), Laurentius Petri (1499), Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna (1417), Elizabeth Hesselblad (1870), and Ulf Ekman (1950).