Carl Fredrik af Wingård

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Carl Fredrik af Wingård

Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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Carl Fredrik af Wingård as Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office1839-1851
PredecessorJohan Olof Wallin
SuccessorHans Olof Holmström
Ordination18 November 1817
Consecration8 July 1818
by Jacob Axelsson Lindblom
Personal details
Born(1781-09-26)26 September 1781
Stockholm, Sweden
Died19 September 1851(1851-09-19) (aged 69)
Sunnersta, Sweden
ParentsJohan Wingård
Fredrika af Darelli
SpouseAnna Fredrika Åkerman (1807-1851)
Previous post(s)Bishop of Gothenburg (1818-1839)
Alma materUppsala University

Carl Fredrik af Wingård (born 26 September 1781 in Stockholm, died 19 September 1851) was a Swedish Lutheran archbishop of the Church of Sweden, Professor at Uppsala University, and politician. He served as Archbishop of Uppsala 1839–1851.[1] He was also holder of seat 10 in the Swedish Academy.


His noble title (af) was added to his family name Wingård already in 1799, as he was the son of a bishop, Johan Wingård, who became his predecessor in the Diocese of Gothenburg. He was cousin to the poet Johan Börjesson.

Af Wingård studied at the Uppsala University and eventually became professor there in 1810. In 1818 he was ordained priest and 8 July 1818 he became bishop of Gothenburg.

From all reports, af Wingård seems to have been a humanistic teacher and professor, gentle and caring, especially towards students.

Af Wingård was active against the alcoholism among priests, and was one of the founders of the Sobriety Society (Nykterhetssällskapet) of Gothenburg, established in 1830.

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1838.



  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.


Religious titles
Preceded by
Johan Olof Wallin
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Hans Olof Holmström
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gustaf Lagerbielke
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.10

Succeeded by
Henrik Reuterdahl