LAGERCRANTZ, Otto

LAGERCRANTZ,  Carl Otto. Näsby, Jönköpings län 26.2.1868 — Uppsala 13.1.1938. Swedish Classical Scholar. Son of Otto Wilhelm L., an officer, and Stina Sophia Johnson. Matriculated from Linköping 1887 and studied at Uppsala. Cand.phil. 1894, Lic.phil. 1895. Ph.D. 1898 Uppsala. Now PD at Uppsala (also further studies at Berlin) and from 1907 at Göteborg Högskola. In 1913-19 Professor of Classics at Göteborg, then Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Uppsala, retired 1933. Married 1916 Siri Magnus, one son. Lagercrantz was mainly a Greek scholar, whose many interests included literature, etymology (with this also IE studies), lexicography, papyrology and New Testament philology.

Publications: Diss. Zur griechischen Lautgeschichte. Uppsala 1898.

– Indogermanisches Prädikativ. 39 p. Inbjudan till bevistande av rektorskiftet vid kungl. universitetet i Uppsala den 1 juni 1933. Uppsala 1933.

– Much on Greek philology.

Sources: St. Rudberg, Svenskt biogr. lex. 22, 1977-79, 95; Wikipedia (more in Swedish version, with photo).

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