Adolf Fredrik Church

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Adolf Fredrik Church
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Adolf Fredrik Church
Basic information
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Geographic coordinates 59°20′16″N18°03′37″E / 59.33778°N 18.06028°E / 59.33778; 18.06028
Affiliation Church of Sweden
Rite Protestant
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Website www.adolffredrik.se
Architectural description
Groundbreaking1768
Completed1774

Adolf Fredrik Church (Swedish : Adolf Fredriks kyrka) is a church in central Stockholm, Sweden, named after Adolf Frederick. It was built in 1768-1774, replacing a wooden chapel from 1674, which was dedicated to Saint Olof. It was opened on 27 November 1774. [1]

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Its cemetery is where René Descartes was first buried in 1650, before his remains were moved to France. Inside the church a memorial to the memory of Descartes was installed by Gustav III. Other famous people buried in the church cemetery include Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated only a block from the church, Prime Minister Hjalmar Branting, physicist Carl Benedicks, and the composer Anders Eliasson.

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The church is currently headed by pastor Ted Harris.

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References

  1. "Sergel i Adolf Fredriks kyrka" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 11 July 2014.

Coordinates: 59°20′16″N18°03′37″E / 59.33778°N 18.06028°E / 59.33778; 18.06028

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