Portrait of Swedenborg by Carl Frederik von Breda.
29 January 1688
|Died||29 March 1772 (aged 84)|
London, England, Great Britain
Emanuel Swedenborg (//; Swedish pronunciation (help·info); born Emanuel Swedberg on 29 January 1688; died 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).
His writings inspired Swedenborgianism.
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- "Swedenborg". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
- 29 January 9 Old Style 8 February New Style
- Swedenborg, Emanuel. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 9 September 2011. and the Encyclopedia of Religion (1987), which starts its article with the description that he was a "Swedish scientist and mystic." Others have not used the term, e.g. Williams-Hogan, Jane (2005) in Encyclopedia of Religion Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Swedenborg, E. ''Heaven and its Wonders and Hell. From Things Heard and Seen'' (Swedenborg Foundation, 1946)". Swedenborgdigitallibrary.org. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- Bergquist, Preface (p. 15–16)