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,brief periods also at Berlin and Rostock,and presented his diss. in 1903. Docent…

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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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WIDENGREN, Geo

WIDENGREN, Geo. Stockholm 24.4.1907 — Stockholm 28.1.1996. Swedish Scholar of Comparative Religion and of Iranian and Semitic Philology. Professor in Uppsala. Son of Hugo Jakobsson, a soldier and Anna née Widengren, grew up in Stockholm. Matriculated in 1925, in 1925-27 in military service. Studies in 1928-36 at Stockholm and Uppsala…

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WENNERBERG, Claes

WENNERBERG, Claes. 1939? — ?.7.1996, when 57. Swedish Indologist. Studies in Gothenburg under Liebert. Ph.D. 1981 Göteborg. Docent and half-time Universitets­lektor teaching Indology and comparative linguistics at Gothenburg until his sudden and unexpected death. Publications: diss. Die altindischen Nominalsuffixe -man- und -iman- in historisch-komparativer Beleuchtung. 320 p. Göteborg 1981. –…

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RÖNNOW, Kasten Anders

RÖNNOW, Kasten Anders. Stockholm 24.1.1897 — Uppsala 2.5.1943. Swedish Indologist and Historian of Religions. Son of director August R. and Hilda Jonsson, educated in Stockholm. Studied under Charpentier at Uppsala: Fil.kand. (M.A.) 1918, Fil.lic. 1923, Ph.D. 1927 Uppsala. Further studies in Germany and Paris. From 1928 Docent of Indology at…

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TUNELD, Ebbe

TUNELD, Ebbe Oskar. Malmö 7.4.1877 — 27.6.1947. Swedish Indologist and Linguist. Professor in Lund. Son of an elementary school teacher, Johan Oskar T. and Hedvig Charlotte Andersson, brother of industrialist John T. Matriculated from Malmö in 1895 and started studies at Lund. M.A. 1900 and Lic.Phil. 1905 Lund. In 1902-04 further studies…

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TULLBERG, Otto Fredrik

TULLBERG, Otto Fredrik. Nöbbele, Småland 28.9.1802 — Uppsala 12.4.1853. Swedish Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Uppsala. Son of sergeant-major Tyge Gustav Gudmundsson T. and Gustafva Helena Tigerström, brother of Hampus Christofer T. (1796–1876), priest and Semitic (Hebrew and Syriac) scholar. Taught by his brother he matriculated in Uppsala in 1822…

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TEGNÉR, Esaias Henrik Vilhelm

TEGNÉR, Esaias Henrik Vilhelm. Källstorp, Malmöhus län 13.1.1843 — Lund 21.11.1928. Swedish Orientalist and Linguist. Professor in Lund. Son of a minister, Kristoffer T.,, and Emma Sofia Kinberg, grandson of the poet Esaias T. (1782–1843). Matriculated from Lund in 1859 and began studies at local university. M.A. 1865 Lund. Ph.D.…

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PETERSSON, John Kristian Herbert

PETERSSON, John Kristian Herbert. Ålem near Kalmar 25.5.1881 — Lund 12.5.1927. Swedish IE Scholar. Professor in Lund. Son of Olof P., a minister, and Selma Christina Melén. Matriculated from Kalmar in 1899 and started studies at Lund (under Flensburg). Further studies in 1904 at Rostock, 1908 at Münster and 1909…

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