Spegel, Haquin

Spegel, Haquin a Swedish prelate, was born at Ronneby, June 14, 1645, being the son of a pastor. Having studied belles lettres and theology at Lund, Copenhagen, and the universities of Holland and England, he at length (about 1672) became preacher to the queen, and later (1675) of the court of Charles XI. In 1686 he was made bishop of Shara, in 1692 of Linkoping, and in 1711 archbishop of Upsala. After a learned, amiable, and patriotic career, he died at Upsala, Dec. 14, 1713, leaving several pious and historical works, which are enumerated in Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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