Who he was:
Swedish philosopher, theologian, chemist, anatomist, and visionary, fluent in eleven languages (1688-1772). Swedenborg devoted the first half of his life to scientific investigations. After 1744 he turned his full attention to theology, metaphysics and started to scientifically explore visionary experience. Swedenborg's most popular book is Heaven and Hell. During his life, Swedenborg published over 50 works.