The Most Reverend
| Archbishop of Uppsala |
Primate of Sweden
|Church||Church of Sweden|
|Elected||20 May 1914|
|Predecessor||Johan August Ekman|
|Consecration||8 November 1914|
by Gottfrid Billing
|Birth name||Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom|
|Born||15 January 1866|
|Died||12 July 1931 65) (aged|
|Denomination||Church of Sweden|
|Parents||Jonas Söderblom and Nikolina Sophie Blûme|
|Spouse||Anna Söderblom (born as Forsell) (1870-1955)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Ordination history of
Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈnɑːtan ˈsøːdɛrblʊm] ) (15 January 1866 – 12 July 1931) was a Swedish clergyman. He was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala between 1914 and 1931, and recipient of the 1930 Nobel Peace Prize. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church and in the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on July 12.
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|Titles in Lutheranism|
Johan August Ekman
| Archbishop of Uppsala |
Primate of Sweden
| Swedish Academy,|
Seat No. 16
|Awards and achievements|
Frank B. Kellogg
| Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize |
Nicholas Murray Butler
and Jane Addams