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…

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HOLMER, Nils M.

HOLMER, Nils Magnus. Göteborg 5.2.1904 — Vollsjö near Lund 10.6.1994.Swedish Linguist. Son of railway engineer Lars Magnus H. and elementary school teacher Anna Vilhelmina Lindström. Grew up in Kalmar. Studied Russian at Lund (fil.kand. 1925), also became interested in Indo-European. In 1926-29 studied Czech and Celtic at Prague. Lic.phil. 1932…

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BRAMZELIUS, Abbe Wilhelm Nils

BRAMZELIUS, Abbe Wilhelm Nils. Ystad 27.7.1902 — Norrköping 6.6.1981. Swedish Painter and Scholar. Ph.D., art studies in Paris (Académie Colarossi), Married sculptor Margareta (Märta) Eleonora Hammarlund (1899–1988). Publications: Die hinduistische Pantheon-Glasmalerei. Eine ethnographische, religions- und kunstgeschichtliche Studie über die hinduistischen Glasgemälde im Staatlichen Ethnographischen Museum zu Stockholm. 14+107 p. 1+16 pl.…

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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

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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HEDBERG, Enoch

HEDBERG, Samuel Enoch (Enok). Bellö near Jönköping 19.9.1871 — Lund 17.4.1945 (1947?). Rev. Swedish Missionary in India. Son of Samuel Fredrik Olofsson and Anna Lena Olofsson. Went to India in 1905. Served Evangeliska Fosterlandsstiftelsen, then Alliansmissionen. After return in 1909 minister in Sweden. Dr.Phil. of an American university. Married 1905…

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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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