Magnus, Olaus (1)

Magnus, Olaus (la.)
b. 1490
d. 1557
Nationality: Swedish
Olaus Magnus was a Swedish writer and Catholic ecclesiastic whose brother Johannes was the last Catholic bishop of Uppsala. The two brothers lived in exile after the Protestant Reformation took hold in Sweden. Olaus was the author of the Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (A Description of the Northern Peoples), which was printed in Rome in 1555.

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