Authorised form of nameStiernhielm; Georg (1598 - 1672); poet and scholar
Other forms of nameGöran
Other forms of surnameLilia
Dates1598 - 1672
Place of birthVika, Sweden, Europe
Date of birth7 August 1598
Place of deathStockholm, Sweden, Europe
Date of death22 April 1672
OccupationCivil servant; Poet
Research fieldPhysics
School at Vasteras; Greifswald; Wittenberg; Helmstedt; ?Strasbourg
Official of Vasteras Cathedral (1624); Lecturer at Vasteras Gymnasium (1626); Deputy Judge, later President, of Dorpat Appeal Court; Custos Archivi of the State Archives, Stockholm (1649); discussed scientific matters with Queen Christina
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/12/1669
Other Royal Society activitySubmitted papers on measurement systems of liquids and dried goods (c1664);
Acted as a correspondent to Henry Oldenburg on matters from Swedish court
RelationshipsParents: Olaf Markvardsson and Karin Mattsdotter
General contextStiernhielm is sometimes referred to the 'father of Swedish poetry', most notable for his hexameter poem 'Hercules'. A collection of poems was published as 'Musae Suethizantes' (1668). He believed that Swedish was the original language of humans.
Bulloch's Roll; SMK
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4336
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/6/34/2Print, table of Swedish measurements or the linea carolina by Georg Stiernhielm1664
EL/S1/113Letter, from Georg Stiernhielm to William Brouncker, dated at Stockholm21 September 1669
EL/S1/112Letter, from Georg Stiernhielm to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Stockholm17 May 1670
CLP/6/34Paper 'Linea carolina mensura' by Georg Stiernhielm[1664]
CLP/6/34/1Manuscript, 'Linea carolina mensura' by Georg Stiernhielm[1664]
EL/O2/17Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Georg Stiernhelm, dated at London9 December 1669
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