Bothwidi, John a Swedish prelate and theologian, was connected with the court of king Gustavus Adolphus as preacher, and he accompanied that prince in all his campaigns. He became bishop of Linkoping in 1630. Being called to Germany the following year, and charged by the king with the direction of ecclesiastical affairs, he organized a consistory in the provinces of Minden and Magdeburg. He died Nov. 25, 1635. Among other works, he wrote Utrum. Moscovite sint Christiani (Stockholm, 1620). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.