Hailed as the Patron of Sweden, King Eric IX was a 12th century Swedish king and the founder of the House of Eric. Also known as Saint Eric or Eric the Holy, he has been credited with many good deeds, which includes introduction of salutary laws, helping the poor and curing the sick with his miraculous power etc.
The Swedish Lutheran archbishop and theologian Nathan Söderblom is recognised as one of the key figures of the ecumenical movement of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930 for his efforts to boost international understanding through church unity. He was also an author whose most significant work was Gudstrons uppkomst.
Swedish Lutheran clergyman Laurentius Petri scripted history as the first Evangelical Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden. He, along with his brother, Olaus Petri, reformed the Swedish church. He made a major contribution to the Swedish Bible of 1541 and made efforts to segregate the church from the crown.