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Svebilius, Olavus

(Olof Jöransson; 1624–1700). Luth. abp. Swed. 1681. Educ. Uppsala; headmaster Kalmar classical high school and court preacher Kalmar 1656; pastor Ljungby 1659; chief court chaplain Stockholm 1668; chief pastor and pres. of consistory Stockholm 1671. Helped rev. service book, hymnal, and catechism.

Sveinsson, Brynjulf

(Bryniulf; Brynjúlfur; 1605–75). Bp. Skálholt diocese, Iceland; discovered the Poetic Edda (see Eddas), also called Elder Edda, ca. 1643 and called it Edda Saemundi multiscii (after Saemund Sigfusson [ca. 1055–1132], scion of the royal house of Norw., who was thus credited with collecting these poems).

Svensson, Olaf

(16th c.). Swed. hymnist; school teacher Stockholm; secy. of city council; hymns opposed RCm.

Sverdrup, Georg

(December 16, 1848–May 3, 1907). B. Balestrand, near Bergen, Norw.; educ. Christiania (Oslo); to US 1874. Prof. Augsburg Theol. Sem., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1874–1907; pres. 1876–1907. Pres. Friends of Augsburg 1894–97 (see also Lutheran Free Church). Ed. Folkebladet and other Norw. theol. periodicals.

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