Adolf fredriks kyrka

Adolf Fredriks kyrka

Adolf Fredriks Church

Basic information
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Geographic coordinates 20|16|N|18|03|37|E|region:SE_type:landmark name=

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Affiliation Church of Sweden
Rite Protestant
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Architectural description
Completed 1774
Specifications

Adolf Fredriks kyrka ("The Church of Adolf Frederick") is a church in central Stockholm, Sweden. It was built in 1768-1774, replacing a wooden chapel from 1674, which was dedicated to Saint Olof.

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, as well as Prime Minister Hjalmar Branting.

The church is currently headed by pastor Ted Harris.

See also

Coordinates: 59°20′16″N 18°03′37″E / 59.33778°N 18.06028°E / 59.33778; 18.06028


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