Adolf Fredrik Church

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Adolf Fredrik Church
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
Architectural description

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]

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.

The church is currently headed by pastor Ted Harris.

See also

Media related to Adolf Fredriks kyrka at Wikimedia Commons


  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