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Gesta Danorum with handwritten comments by Olaus Magnus finally in Sweden!

The Swedish Royal library has just bought a copy of Gesta Danorum that belonged to Olaus and Johannes Magnus. 

In the 12th century the danish historian Saxo Grammticus wrote the history of Denmark, a book known as Gesta Danorum. Centuries later, in 1514, it was printed for the first time in Paris. The book is one of the most important sources to early Scandinavian history.

One of the copies printed in Paris ended up in the hands of the Swedish archbishops and brothers Olaus and Johannes Magnus.

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