ALMKVIST, Herman Napoleon. Stockholm 28.4.1839 — Uppsala 30.9.1904. Swedish Oriental Scholar. Professor in Uppsala. Studies at Uppsala from 1856: M.A. 1864, Ph.D. 1866. PD in Arabic at the same year. Further studies in 1867 in Paris and in 1869-70 in Leipzig (Arabic under Fleischer, but also Sanskrit under Brockhaus). In 1875-78 he travelled in Constantinople, Syria, Egypt and Sudan. Although mainly a Semitist, he was nominated in 1878 eo. Professor i jämförande språkforskning at Uppsala, where he apparently taught Sanskrit, too. From 1892 he was full Professor of Semitic Languages, and now entirely concentrated on them.
Publications: wrote much on Semitic and Hamitic languages, on Turkish, and even on Swedish.
– “Om det sanskritiska aham”, Upsala Univ. årsskrift 1879.
Sources: Nordisk Familjebok 1; Svensk Upplagsbok 1 (photo); Zetterstéen, Sv. Orientsällsk. Årsbok 1924, 11-22; Swdish Wikipedia (with poor photo).
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