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Magnus Olai Beronius (October 18, 1692 in Uppsala – 18 May 1775 in Uppsala) was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1764 to his death.

He studied in Uppsala for nine years to a master's degree in 1716. In 1724 he was elected lecturer in Gävle. After that he undertook a travel through Europe, and came home in 1727.

He was appointed professor first in poetry, and then he changed to theology. Eventually he was elected archbishop. He was also the priesthoods representative in the troubled Swedish parliament Riksdag of the Estates assemblies in 1765-1766.

He was described as a pious and gentle man who undertook his work with carefulness. There is said to be nothing extraordinary about him. He and his five children were ennobled under the name Björnstjerna in 1760, which was not uncommon for archbishops in Sweden.

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Preceded by
Samuel Troilius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Carl Fredrik Mennander

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