Swedenborg graduated from the University of Uppsala in Sweden in 1709 and spent a number of years travelling abroad and widening his interest in natural science. He published Sweden's first scientific journal in 1715. His most important work from this period was the Principles of Natural Things (Principia Rerum Naturallum - 1734). After additional travel abroad he published the Economy of the Animal Kingdom (Oeconomia Regni Animalis - 1740-41). In 1745, he is said to have experienced visions which led to his thereafter devoting his energies to biblical and mystical writings. In 1757-58 he published Heaven and Hell and his writings inspired many to become devoted to his cause, culminating in the establishment of the New Church in London in 1778. Among his other writings of note were Opera philosophica et mineralia (1734), and Prodomus Philosophiae ratiocinantis de infinito (1734).
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