Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala

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Detail of the building of the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences in Uppsala.

The Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala (Swedish Kungl. Vetenskapssocieteten i Uppsala), is the oldest of the royal academies in Sweden and was founded 1710 in Uppsala on the initiative of the university librarian Erik Benzelius (jr) (later archbishop) under the name of Collegium curiosorum. The name was changed to Societas Literaria Sueciae in 1719, when it received a royal charter in 1728 to Societas regia literaria et scientarium, and it was known from the mid 18th century as the Societas regia scientarum upsaliensis.

Early members included Emanuel Swedenborg and Anders Celsius.

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