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Carl Fredrik af Wingård

Carl Fredrik af Wingård (born 26 September 1781 in Stockholm dead 19 September 1851) was a Swedish politician and Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden, 1839–1851.

His noble title (af) was added already in 1799, as he was the son of a bishop.

af Wingård studied at the Uppsala University and eventually became professor there in 1810. In 1818 he was ordained priest and on July 8, 1818 he became bishop of Gothenburg.

From all reports, af Wingård seems to have been a humanistic teacher and professor, gentle and caring, especially towards students.

af Wingård was active against the alcoholism among priests, and was one of the founders of the Sobriety Society (Nykterhetssällskapet) of Gothenburg established in 1830.

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1838.


Preceded by
Johan Olof Wallin
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Hans Olof Holmström
Preceded by
Gustaf Lagerbielke
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.10

Succeeded by
Henrik Reuterdahl


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