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).
Portrait of Swedenborg by Carl Frederik von Breda.
29 January 1688
|Died||29 March 1772 (aged 84)|
London, England, Great Britain
His writings inspired Swedenborgianism.
- "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)