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Emanuel Swedenborg
Portrait of Swedenborg by Carl Frederik von Breda.
Portrait of Swedenborg by Carl Frederik von Breda.
Born Emanuel Swedberg
(1688-01-29)29 January 1688
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 29 March 1772(1772-03-29) (aged 84)
London, England, Great Britain
Occupation
Education Uppsala University
Period 18th century
Notable works
  • True Christian Religion
  • Heaven and Hell

Emanuel Swedenborg (/ˈswdənˌbɔːrɡ/; ; born Emanuel Swedberg on 29 January 1688; died 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).

His writings inspired Swedenborgianism.


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