Nathan Söderblom

Nathan Söderblom

Birth
Trono, Söderhamns kommun, Gävleborgs län, Sweden
Death 12 Jul 1931 (aged 65)
Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Burial Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Memorial ID 8151646 · View Source
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Swedish Archbishop. (Lars Olof Jonathan ”Nathan”). Founder of the ecumenic movement, aiming to make Christian churches getting closer and unite in more understanding to benefit world peace. He also worked hard to alleviate to conditions of prisoners of war and refugees during World War I. For these achievements he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930. He also became a member of the Swedish Academy for Literature in 1921. For seven years, from 1894 to 1901, he was a chaplain at the Swedsih Embassy in Paris, where his congregation included Alfred Nobel (whos funeral he officiated in San Remo 1897) and August Strindberg, as well as Swedish and Norwegian painters, authors, businessmen, diplomats, and visitors to the city. He became the first foreigner ever to earn a Doctor of Theology degree at the Protestant Faculty of the Sorbonne, France.

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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  • Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
  • Added: 3 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8151646
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Söderblom (15 Jan 1866–12 Jul 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8151646, citing Uppsala Domkyrka, Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .