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Erik Gustaf Geijer

Male 1783 - 1847  (64 years)

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  • Name Erik Gustaf Geijer  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 12 January 1783  Ransäters bruk, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation Författare, Poet, filosof, historiker och tonsättare. (Author, poet historian, composer)  [1
    Died 23 April 1847  Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I76954  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 March 2012 

    Father Bruks Patron Johan Gustav Geijer,   b. 31 July 1719, Ransäter, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maria Låftbom,   b. 26 April 1728 
    Family ID F53971  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Anna Elisabet Lilljebjörn,   b. 29 June 1790, Gillberga, Värmland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 January 1861, Husaby, Skaraborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Last Modified 9 March 2012 
    Family ID F53970  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Erik Gustaf Geijer och Anna Elisabet Lilljebjörn är sysslingar. ( in English)
      Geijer was a professor of history at Uppsala University from 1817 and 1824 became a member of the Swedish Academy. He was also rector (head master) of Uppsala University during the years 1822, 1830, 1836 and 1843-1844. As a representative of the university he was a member of the clergy in a position parliament during the years 1828-1830 and 1840-1841. He was also a member of the Gothic League and editor of its journal Iduna.

      If their areas of interest writes Geijer himself: "The five things I have concerned myself - eagerly, if not with success - philosophy, history, eloquence, poetry and music. - There are the five fingers of my hand, which I am honest crafts uppövat and of which I do not want to give up either. "[1]

      Geijer helped to bring conservatism to the Swedish political idédebatten. [2] He also contributed to slavery was abolished in the former Swedish colony of Saint-Barthélemy, influenced by his theology Nathan Soderblom and Einar Billing and was a pioneer with his "I-you -philosophy ". [3] Profil writes that it was Geijer that enabled liberalism occurred in Sweden, but the revolutionary breaks that occurred in France, and that he created a reasonably Swedish form of liberalism. [4] Henry Schück claimed that Geijer did history teaching in Sweden to a science. [5] [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2452] GEDCOM file titled “clan moffat1252.ged”, submitted by Mia Jäverling.

    2. [S2478] .

    3. [S2479] .

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