(17831847). Poet, philos., hist., hymnist; b. Ransäter, Värmland, Swed.; educ. Uppsala; prof. hist. Uppsala. Influenced by I. Kant* and Ger. idealists (e.g., F. W. J. von Schelling* and G. W. F. Hegel*), but remained conservative till ca. 1838, when influenced by Eur. revolutions, industrialism, and the changing Am. scene to become a pol. and soc. liberal. Deeply religious throughout life. Works include Svenska folkets historia (History of the Swedes); Thorild; Föreläsningar öfver menniskans historia. See also Sweden, Lutheranism in, 4.
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