Count Maurice Wellingk (?-1727)
Count Maurice Wellingk, who was when Swedenborg dedicated to him the poem described in Document 313. no. 34 (p. 905) in the zenith of his power. He was then minister plenipotentiary at the Congress of Brunswick (see Anrep, IV, p. 577), and there Swedenborg must have met him; for his poem is dated Brunswick, April 2. While in Germany Wellingk intrigued at the court of Prussia in favour of the enlargement of the Swedish Royal power, by negotiating there for a private loan to be made to the King of Sweden. A few years later he opposed the King and Arvid Horn in the choice of a successor to the Swedish throne, when King Frederic, in order to rid himself of Wellingk, communicated the papers concerning the secret loan to the Swedish Diet. This resulted in the condemnation of "Wellingk; his coat-of-arms was removed from the wikipedia: House of Lords (Riddarhuset), he was deprived of all his dignities and posts of honour, and condemned to imprisonment for life in the castle of Linkoping. On the journey to thither he became ill and died, in 1727.