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Johannes Canuti Lenaeus (November 29, 1573 – April 23, 1669) was professor at Uppsala University and Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1657 to his death.

After several years of studies, mainly in Germany at university in Rostock and Wittenberg, he was appointed professor of logic in Uppsala 1604. After some more studies in Germany, he was also appointed professor in Greek and Hebrew.

After being ordained priest, he was in 1613 also appointed professor of theology.

He text he wrote, Logica peripatetica (1633) gave a revival to the philosophy of peripatetics (Aristotelian philosophy) and was for a time used as a study book.

His father-in-law was former Archbishop Petrus Kenicius and Johannes was seen as a natural successor.

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