Magni, John

Magni, John a Swedish prelate, was born at Wexioe in 1583; traveled extensively on the Continent, especially in Germany, and on his return home became professor of history at his alma mater, the University of Upsala. Queen Christina, who succeeded her noble husband, Gustavus Adolphus, the great defender of the Protestant faith, in the government of Sweden (1632), frequently availed herself of the counsels of John Magri, and created him bishop of Skara. He died in 1651, three years previous to Christina's abdication of the throne. SEE SWEDEN. Magni took a great interest in the educational affairs of Sweden, and did much to afford his countrymen far superior advantages than they had enjoyed previous to his day. His writings are of a secular nature. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 32:718; Biographie Universelle, s.v.

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