Magnus, Olaus

, brother of the former, and his successor in the archbishopric of Upsal, distinguished himself at the council of Trent, and suffered in Sweden, as his brother also had done, many vexations from his attachment to the Roman catholic persuasion. His work, by which he is very generally known, is “A History of the manners, customs, and wars of the People bf the North.” This contains many curious particulars, but many also that are minute, and several that are doubtful; nor does the author ever fail to display his animosity against the protestants. He died at Home in 1555. 2


Niceron, vol. XXXV. Bibl. du Verdier, vol. Ilk p. 15.