Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, mystic and founder of Swedenborgianism. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. Wikipedia
Born: January 29, 1688, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 29, 1772, London, United Kingdom
Education: Uppsala University
Influenced by: Plato, Isaac Newton, Aristotle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, René Descartes, Augustine of Hippo, Plotinus
True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.
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