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The Most Reverend Carl von Rosenstein
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1819
In Office 1819–1836
Predecessor Jakob Axelsson Lindblom
Successor Johan Olof Wallin
Ordination 1791
Consecration 9 April 1809
by Jakob Axelsson Lindblom
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1776-05-13)13 May 1776
Uppsala, Sweden
Died 2 December 1836(1836-12-02) (aged 60)
Uppsala, Sweden
Nationality Swede
Parents Samuel Aurivillius
Anna Margaretha Rosén von Rosenstein
Spouse Henriette Elisabeth Cederström (1793-1836)
Alma mater University of Uppsala

Carl von Rosenstein (born Carl Aurivillius; 13 May 1766 – 2 December 1836) was the Church of Sweden Bishop of Linköping from 1809 to 1819 and Archbishop of Uppsala from 1819 to 1836.


Rosenstein was born in Uppsala, Sweden. He was the son of professor Samuel Aurivillius and Anna Margaretha Rosén von Rosenstein. He belonged to the Swedish nobility. The "von Rosenstein" surname was his mother's family name which came through an adoption. His maternal grandfather was Uppsala University professor of medicine Nils Rosén von Rosenstein (1706–1773).

He attended Uppsala University where he first studied classical literature followed by theology. In 1786, at the age of 20, Rosenstein defended his PhD. He was ordained a priest in 1791 after becoming master of primus and associate professor of theology in 1790. In 1792 he became theology liceniat. He served as a theology lecturer at the University of Uppsala, leaving in 1796 to become pastor in the pastorate of Kumla and Hallsberg. In 1809, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Linköping and in 1819 Archbishop of Uppsala. He was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1809 and of the Swedish Academy from 1819.

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