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Johannes was the second Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden. His shortlived reign was between 1185 and 1187.

His name is sometimes spelled as Johan, the Swedish form of Johannes, but since the Swedish language had yet to be established it is of little importance. About Johannes little is known. Only a few months after the death of the first Archbishop Stefan, Johannes was selected by the Pope to be his successor. He was ordained by the Archbishop of Lund, Absalon -- the primate over the newly established Swedish archbishopric -- by November 1185.

In 1187, a ship from the not yet christianed Estonia entered Mälaren, a lake close to Uppsala, on a plundering expedition. It sailed to Sigtuna, a prosperous city at that time, and plundered it. On its way back, barricades had been set up at Almarestäket, the only exist point and the place where Johannes was currently residing, to prevent the ship from escaping. The ship was however able to get around the barricades through a creek. There followed a battle, and during the battle Johannes was killed.

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  • Svea Rikes Ärkebiskopar, Uppsala, 1935


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