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Roman Catholic archbishop
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Priest
Countries Sweden
Gender male
The details

Osmundus (Osmund, Asmund, Emund) was a clergyman favoured by Emund the Old, the king of Sweden in the mid-11th century.
King Emund appointed Osmundus as archbishop of the Swedish church in Skara, probably to make Sweden independent from Adalbert of Hamburg, the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. Eventually, Emund the Old and Osmundus had to give in and the Swedish church was once again subjected to the Hamburg-Bremen.
Osmundus was succeeded by Adalvard the Elder.


  • Tegnér, Göran (1995), "Osmund", Vikingatidens ABC, Swedish Museum of National Antiquities, ISBN 9171929843 

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