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Anton Niklas Sundberg (May 27, 1818 – February 2, 1900) was archbishop of Uppsala 1870–1900.

He acquired a philosophy doctor's degree in Uppsala, became dean and was ordained a clergyman, and then undertook travel through Europe in 1849-50. He was known as a controversial person; very outspoken, no stranger to using strong language and despising hypocrisy, but he displayed a remarkable sense of wit and authority. At a dinner party he once exclaimed "Second to chastity, small schnapps glasses are the worst I know!" which became a somewhat familiar quotation in Sweden.

Sundberg was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1877.


Preceded by
Henrik Reuterdahl
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Johan August Ekman


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