Arrenius, Claudius (Clas a Rrhen)
Arrenius, Claudius (Clas A Rrhen)
a learned Swedish historian. was born at Linkoping in 1627, being the son of Arvid Claessen, a London merchant who had gone to Sweden. The son, after having studied at Linkoping and Upsala, became (in 1657) a travelling companion of young Oxenstierna; afterwards was professor of logic, etc., in the University of Upsala (1667-68); and eventually librarian (1689) and royal secretary (1693). He was ennobled in 1664, and died at Stockholm in 1695. Among other works he left, Vita S. Ansgarii sive Anscharii Gemina (Stockholm, 1677, 4to), the one by Rembertus, the other by Gualdonus:--
Historia Suevorum Gothorumque Ecclesiastica, Libri 4 Priores, etc. (ibid. 1689, 4to); this is only a part of the entire work, the remainder of which is yet in MS. (in 13 vols.): — Haiologicon Suevo-Gothicum: — Historia Episcoporum. et Sacerdotium Suecice, Gothice' et Finlandic: — Historia Episcoporunn Linconensium: — Bullarium Romano-Suevo-Gothicum, seu Codex Bullarum quas Pontifices Romani quibuscunque de Causis Miserant in Suecianm: — Historia Monasteriorum Suecice. See Scheffer, Suecia Lit. p. 255.-Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.