Emanuel Swedenborg facts for kids
Portrait of Swedenborg by Carl Frederik von Breda.
29 January 1688
|Died||29 March 1772
London, England, Great Britain
Emanuel Swedenborg (//; ; 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).
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Memorial plaque at the former location of Emanuel Swedenborg's house at Hornsgatan on Södermalm, Stockholm.
The Flying Machine, sketched in his notebook from 1714. The operator would sit in the middle, and paddle himself through the air. See Smithsonian model and explanation by Dr. Paul Garber, former Curator of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, on the principle of flight of the aircraft. His descriptions may be found in a chapter of the Söderburg book, p. 32, or on the video clip at 5:48 on its timeline.
Swedenborg's crypt in Uppsala Cathedral
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