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Sven Isak Danell

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
Death: Died in Stockholm, Farsta, (A), Sweden
Place of Burial: Skara, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Hjalmar Danell and Lydia Maria Margareta Danell
Husband of Miriam Danell
Father of Anna Kristina Fricker; Karin Agneta Yvell (Danell); <private> Elbornsson (Danell); <private> Danell; <private> Danell and 1 other
Brother of Sigrid Fredrika Hård af Segerstad; Nils Hjalmar Danell; Claës Anders Danell; Gustaf Adolf Danell and Danell

Occupation: Bishop, Professor
Managed by: Olav Linno Poëll
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About Sven Isak Danell

Sven Isak Danell (25 November 1903 – 18 January 1981), Bishop Emeritus and a prolific writer. Theologist and bishop of Skara diocese 1955-1969, the oldest diocese in Sweden.

Sven Danell was born on the 25th of November 1903, son of Hjalmar Danell — later the bishop of Skara — and his wife Maria, born Beckman. After graduating Bachelor of Theology, Sven was ordained the same year in Skara Cathedral. The years 1930-1937 were spent as a priest in Noarootsi Parish in Estonia. After returning to Sweden he was the director of Ersta deaconess institution in Stockholm, later becoming a court chaplain (hovpredikant) and vicar in West Tunhem. 1955 he was appointed bishop in Skara, a post from which he retired in 1969. Sven Danell passed away 18th of January 1981.


References / Notes

  • Alar Schönberg. “On Estonian Swedes and assimilation campaign of the Republic of Estonia.” in Lives, Histories and Identities. Studies on Oral Histories, Life- and Family StoriesI. Nationality. Homeland. Self-identification, ed. Tiiu Jaago in collaboration with Mare Kõiva and Kairika Kärsna, translated by Kait Realo. Tartu: University of Tartu; The Department of Folkloristics (FD) of the Estonian Literary Museum, 2002. ISBN 9985-4-0268-5. Publisher e-pub base URL at + content source URL at (accessed June 13, 2012)
  • Buried in Sweden (2008) / Begravda i Sverige (2008)
  • Projekt Runeberg. Svenskt författarlexikon / 3. 1951–1955 /, s.v. “Danell, Sven Isak”, p. 81. (accessed June 14, 2012).
  • Projekt Runeberg. Vem är det: Svensk biografisk handbok / 1969 /, s.v. “Danell, Sven”, pp. 191, 192 (accessed June 13, 2012).
  • Projekt Runeberg. Vem är Vem? / Stockholmsdelen 1945 / D - Dahlskog /, s.v. “Danell, Sven Isak.” p. 157. (accessed July 28, 2012).
  • Swedish Census 1970 1.02 (2002) / Sveriges befolkning 1970 1.02 (2002)
  • Swedish Census 1980 1.02 (2004) / Sveriges befolkning 1980 1.02 (2004)
  • Swedish Death Index 1947-2006 (2007) / Sveriges dödbok 4.0 1947-2006 (2007)
  • Västgötska präster och predikanter i Estland. Svenska S:t Mikaels församlingsblad. December 2006, No. 16. (PDF). (accessed June 27, 2012).
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Apr 13 2017, 21:31:48 UTC
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Sven Isak Danell's Timeline

November 25, 1903
Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
January 22, 1937
Age 33
Noarootsi Parish, Lääne County, Estonia
May 9, 1939
Age 35
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Uppland, Sweden
January 18, 1981
Age 77
Stockholm, Farsta, (A), Sweden
January 31, 1981
Age 77
Skara, Västra Götaland, Sweden