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Johan Olof Wallin

WALLIN, Johan Olof. b. Stora Tuna, Dalarna, Sweden, 15 October 1779; d. Uppsala, 30 June 1839. The son of a soldier, Wallin studied at Falun, Västeros, and Uppsala (PhD, 1803). He was ordained in 1806, and became theological assistant, then lecturer at Karlberg War College (1807), and pastor at Solna (1808). In 1812 he was appointed pastor of Adolf Frederik Church, Stockholm. He was subsequently dean of Västeros (1818-21), pastor of Storkyrkan Church, Stockholm (1821-24), Bishop (1824) and Archbishop of Sweden (1837). Wallin made his mark as a poet when still at school, and won prizes from the Swedish Academy as early as 1803. He was elected a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences in...

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