Uno Trolius, later Uno von Troil, was born in Stockholm. After theological studies in Uppsala von Troil, between 1770–1773, undertook a long trip abroad in Europe and visited Iceland as well. His trip report was portrayed in Letters concerning travel to Iceland. The book was highly acclaimed and translated into German, English and French.
Uno von Troil was ordained in 1773 and, thanks to good relations with King Gustavus III, made a fast career. He became archbishop at the age of 40 and was interested in work for the poor and teaching.
Uno von Troil was also a keen supporter for general Ecclesiastical Affairs and published in 1793 Proposals for church songs for Church songs for the Swedish assembly and Proposals for a new Church handbook, both of which were characterized by his efforts to modernize the Swedish Language.
As a researcher in church history, he published the work Writings and documents to enlightenment in the history of the Swedish Church and Reformation (5 bands, 1790-91).
Uno von Troils "autobiography and travel Notes" is published In the Swedish memoirs and lettersof Henrik Schücks and Oscar Levertins.
Uno von Troil sat at the deathbed of King Gustavus III and later held his sermon.
Burial site: 0104-0225
Image description: Uno von Troil, painting Lorens Pasch the Younger. Photo: Valda tidsbilder ur Amiral Carl Tersmedens memoarer av Ann Margret Holmgren, Stockholm 1925 / Wikimedia Commons. [The image is cropped]
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