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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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 a vicar, matriculated from Hudiksvall. From 1883 studies at Uppsala (fil.kand. 1886, teol.kad. 1892). Ordained 1892. Dr. 1901 Sorbonne. In 1894-1901 pastor…

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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 Copenhagen…

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SKÖLD, Johannes (Hannes) Evelinus

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

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SIMONSSON, Nils

SIMONSSON, Nils. Offerdal, Jämtland 12.11.1920 — Uppsala 22.5.1994. Swedish Indologist. Professor in Oslo and Uppsala. Son of a farmer, Simon S., and Helena Olofsson. Educated in Offerdal and Östersund. From 1941 studies at Uppsala under H. Smith, passed fil.kand. 1945 and fil.lic 1951. In 1949 further studies in Paris under…

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SEGERSTEDT, Torgny

SEGERSTEDT, Torgny. Karlstad 1.11.1876 — Göteborg 31.3.1945. Swedish Journalist and Historian of Religion. Son of Albrekt S., teacher and publisher, and Fredrika Sofia Bohman. After school in Karlstad studied theology at Lund, kand.teol. 1901. Continued studies at Uppsala and presented his diss. in 1903. Docent of Theology of History of…

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WIKANDER, Oscar Stig

WIKANDER, Oscar Stig. Norrtälje 27.8.1908 — 20.12.1983. Swedish Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Uppsala. Son of a pharmacist, educated in Uppsala. Studies in 1925-38 at Uppsala under Charpentier and Nyberg, also at Copenhagen under Christensen, and at Paris and Berlin. Degrees at Uppsala: 1927 phil.mag. in classics, 1937 phil.lic., 1938 phil.dr.…

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