SANDEGREN, Johannes

SANDEGREN, Johannes  Teodor Hjalmar. Madurai 20.11.1883 — Uppsala 15.11.1962. Swedish Missionary in South India. Son of Carl Jacob S., a missionary in South India (since 1869), and Theodore Kremmer, daughter of a German missionary. In 1894 sent to Sweden for education, matriculated from Uppsala 1901. In 1906 Cand.theol. Uppsala and…

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RYDH, Hanna

RYDH, Hanna Albertina. Stockholm 12.2.1891 — Solna 29.6.1964. Swedish Archaeologist. Daughter of director Johan Albert Ryd and Matilda Josefina Westlund, teacher at elementary school. School and studies in Stockholm, graduated 1915 in archaeology and art history. Ph.D. 1919 Uppsala (diss. on Viking Age archaeology). Conducted excavations at various Swedish sites. In…

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HILDEBRAND, Hans Olof

HILDEBRAND, Hans Olof. Stockholm 5.4.1842 — Stockholm 2.2.1913. Swedish Archaeologist, one of the founders of modern Swedish Archaeology. Son of Bror Emil H. and Anna Ekecrantz. Studies at Uppsala from 1860, Ph.D. 1866. From 1871 worked in Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 1879 succeeded his father as Riksantikvarie. In…

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BJÖRNSTJERNA, Magnus Fredrik Ferdinand

BJÖRNSTJERNA, Magnus Fredrik Ferdinand, Count. Dresden 10.10.1779 — Stockholm 6.10.1847. Swedish General and Writer on Economy and History. Son of Magnus Olof Bj. and Vilhelmina von Hagen. Born in Saxony, where his father was Swedish ambassador, sent to Sweden in 1793 and entered the army. 1796 Leitenant, now travelled in…

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BERGMAN, Folke

BERGMAN, Folke. Stockholm 29.8.1902 — Stockholm (?) 22.5.1946. Swedish Central Asian Archaeologist. Participated in Sven Hedin’s Chinese expedition 1929-35 and found the tombs of Xiaohe in Lop Nur. In Sweden worked as Amanuens of East Asian collections in East Asian Museum (Östasiatiska Museet, now part of Världskulturmuseet). Publications: “Lou-Lan Wood-Carvings…

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TILIANDER, Bror

TILIANDER, Bror. Karlshamn 17.4.1896 — 1990. Swedish Missionary and Scholar of Indian Religion. Son of painter Gustaf T. and Rosalie Tingström, school and studies in Lund. Fil. kand. 1922, teol. kand. and ordination 1925, fil. lic. 1949. Missionary in South India in 1925-60 working in Madurai, Pudukkottai and Coimbatore, during…

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SUNESON, Carl

SUNESON, Carl. Stockholm 18.10.1941 — Stockholm 2.1.1995. Swedish Indologist. Grew up in Stockholm. From 1960 studies of Indology under Lienhard at Stockholm University, in 1965-66 under V. Raghavan in Madras. Cand.phil. 1964, Lic.phil. 1966 Stockholm. Became blind in the late 1970s, because of severe diabetes, caught as teenager, definitely from…

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SÖDERBLOM, Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan)

SÖDERBLOM, Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan). Trönö, Hälsingland 15.1.1866 — Uppsala 12.7.1931. Swedish Theologian and Scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Berlin, then Archbishop of Sweden (Uppsala). Son of vicar Jonas S. and Nikolina Sophie Blûme, matriculated from Hudiksvall. From 1883 studies at Uppsala (fil.kand. 1886, teol.kad. 1892). Ordained 1892. Dr.…

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SMITH, Helmer

SMITH, Helmer. Boo, Stockholms län 26.4.1882 — 9.1.1956. Swedish Indologist. Professor in Uppsala. Son of an engineer, Henning Smith (of distant British origin), and Fanny Sehlstedt (d. 1929). Matriculated from Stockholm in 1900. Studies at Uppsala: fil.kand. 1904, fil.lic. 1908. In 1909-20 further studies in Berlin, Paris (Bloch) and especially…

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SKÖLD, Hannes

SKÖLD, Hannes (Johannes Evelinus). Västerlövsta, Västmanland 20.9.1886 — Höör 14.9.1930. Swedish Indologist and Linguist. Son of the missionary Johan S. (in China 1885-1922) and Eva Charlotta Eriksdotter, spent himself the age 4 to 11 in China. Matriculated in 1905 from Norrköping, studied at Göteborg (fil.kand. 1907). Worked as journalist, travelled in Eastern…

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