Olaus PetriOlaus Petri
, originally Olof Persson
, (1493-1552) Swedish
clergyman and protestant reformer
. Brother of Laurentius Petri
the first Evangelical Lutheran
Archbishop of Sweden. Petri was born on January 6
and died on April 19
Petri studied at the University of Wittenberg, where he was influenced by Philipp Melanchthon and the works of Martin Luther. The reformation in Sweden was lead by King Gustav Vasa and under him Petri was the principal reformer.
Mikael Agricola, his counterpart in Finland, was both the principal reformer and Bishop of Åbo.