Nils Wallerius

Nils Wallerius (Stora Mellösa 1 January 1706 – Funbo 16 August 1764) was a Swedish philosopher and theologian. He was one of the most important predecessors of Christian Wolff in Sweden. Nils Wallerius was born as the son of provost Erik Nilsson Wallerius of Stora Mellösa and his spouse Elisabeth Tranæa. He was a brother of chemist and mineralogist Johan Gottschalk Wallerius. He studied philosophy and physics at the University of Uppsala, where he in 1746 became professor of logic and metaphysics. In 1755, he received a professorship in theology established by bishop Andreas Kalsenius. He became member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1739. Nils Wallerius was married twice. His first spouse, Catharina Ubström, whom he married in 1739, died in 1751. In 1757, he married Anna Margaretha Boy.

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Date of birth
January 1st, 1706
Date of death
August 16th, 1764 at age of 58


1. Uppsala University Colleges/University

Uppsala University (Swedish: Uppsala universitet) is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe in international rankings and is generally considered one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Europe.

Type Public university
2009. 4.54 bil. kr
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St Olofsgatan 10B, 753 12 - Uppsala, Uppsala County
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