Boethius, Jacob a Swedish theologian and scholar, was born at Kila-Sockn in 1647. He was successively professor of theology at Upsal, and pastor of Mora in Dalecarlia. He wrote a memorial against the unlimited power which Charles XI had introduced. He was arrested and condemned to perpetual imprisonment in the fortress of Noteborg. The Russians rescued him in 1702, but he was again imprisoned until 1710. He died at Vesteras in 1718. He wrote, De Orthographia Lingua Succance Tractatus: — Murensius Bilinguis: — Epitome Logicce Aurivilli: — some dissertations. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.