Uno von Troil

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The Most Reverend

Uno von Troil
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Uno von Troil.jpg
Uno von Troil painted by Lorens Pasch the younger.
ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office1786-1803
PredecessorCarl Fredrik Mennander
SuccessorJakob Axelsson Lindblom
Ordination20 May 1773
by Lars Benzelstierna
Consecration23 February 1781
by Carl Fredrik Mennander
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born(1746-02-24)24 February 1746
Stockholm, Sweden
Died27 July 1803(1803-07-27) (aged 57)
Sätra brunn, Sweden
BuriedUppsala old cemetery
ParentsSamuel Troilius
Anna Elisabeth Angerstein
SpouseElisabet Tersmeden (1776-1794)
Previous postBishop of Linköping (1780-1786)
Alma materUniversity of Uppsala
Memorial stone for Uno von Troil on Sätra brunn (spa), placed behind "The new building" (Nybygget), with the inscription in Swedish: "To this park bordering the dwelling where the archbishop Uno von Troil ceased to behold the day. Wanderer, don't let the memory of his pass away disturb your peace of mind, thus his last moment was calm and his last look were hope" (translated roughly from the Swedish article)

Uno von Troil (24 February 1746 in Stockholm - 1803) was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala 1786-1803.[1][2]


He was the son of Samuel Troilius, who had also been archbishop.He was known for great wit at a young age. After studies and travels abroad to the Netherlands, Iceland and Göttingen, he returned home and was ordained priest in 1773. In 1775 he was appointed court chaplain. He married in 1776. In 1778 he became vicar of Storkyrkan church in Stockholm. In 1780 he was consecrated bishop of Linköping. He was appointed as archbishop in 1786, at the age of 40. As such, he was also the Speaker of the Clergy in the Riksdag of the Estates until his death. He was also a member of several scientific societies, and was a benefactor of such throughout his life. [3]

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  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Troil, Uno von". Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Troilius, Samuel". Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon. Retrieved June 1, 2020.

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External links[edit]

Troil, Uno von (1777) Bref rörande en resa til Island - digital facsimile from Linda Hall Library

Preceded by
Carl Fredrik Mennander
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Jakob Axelsson Lindblom