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Jacob Axelsson Lindblom

The Most Reverend

Jacob Axelsson Lindblom
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office1805-1819
PredecessorUno von Troil
SuccessorCarl von Rosenstein
Ordination19 December 1786
by Uno von Troil
Consecration1 March 1787
by Uno von Troil
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born(1746-07-27)July 27, 1746
Skeda, Östergötland, Sweden
DiedDecember 2, 1836(1836-12-02) (aged 60)
Uppsala, Sweden
ParentsAxel Johan Lindblom
Regina Margaretha Pallavicini
SpouseMargareta Fondin (1780-1783)
Sofia Ulrica Söderberg (1784-1819)
ChildrenLars Axel Lindblom
Gustaf Adolf Lindblom
Previous postBishop of Linköping (1786-1805)
Alma materUniversity of Uppsala

Jacob Axelsson Lindblom (27 July 1746, in Skeda, Östergötland – 15 February 1819, in Uppsala) was a Swedish scholar who eventually became archbishop of Uppsala, a position he held between 1805-1819.[1]

Axelsson Lindblom was son of a clergyman. He received his secondary education at Linköping gymnasium and matriculated at Uppsala University in 1763. In Uppsala he became student of the philologist Johan Ihre and the Latinist Petrus Ekerman (who was also inspector of the Ostrogothian Nation).

He worked as a tutor for a noble family in Livonia 1764-1766, came back to Uppsala where he completed his magister degree in 1770. After having worked as a docent and a librarian at the university library, he became an extraordinary professor in 1779 and was appointed to the Skyttean professorship of Eloquence and Political Science in 1781, after the death of his teacher Johan Ihre. Axelsson Lindblom published a History of Roman Literature (Illustriores linguæ Romanæ critici) and collaborated with Ihre on a Lexicon Latino-Svecanum, which he was eventually to complete in 1790. He published prolifically historical, literary and other topics, but is not regarded as particularly original in his scholarly production.

Axelsson Lindblom was a favorite of Gustavus III, who made him bishop of Linköping in December 1786, in spite of the fact that he wasn't even ordained, a situation remedied a few days after the appointment. As bishop he succeeded Uno von Troil, who had been made archbishop, and in 1805 he succeeded von Troil as archbishop of Uppsala as well, an appointment which also made him Pro-Chancellor of the University.

He was elected a member of the Swedish Academy in 1809, and was awarded a knighthood in the Order of Seraphim in 1818. His children were raised to the nobility with a change of name to Lindersköld.


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Uno von Troil
Bishop of Linköping
Succeeded by
Magnus Lehnberg
Preceded by
Uno von Troil
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Carl von Rosenstein
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Magnus Lehnberg
Swedish Academy,
Seat No 5

Succeeded by
Carl von Rosenstein