Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prof. Thorsten Andersson passed away ...


Karl Thorsten Gunnar Andersson passed away on April 22, 2018, at the age of 89.
Professor Thorsten Andersson (1929 - 2018) was Swedish linguist, astute thinker and outstanding connoisseur of historical linguistics. He earned his doctorate degree in Uppsala in 1965 and became a lecturer in Nordic languages and toponymy

Since studying in Münster (Germany, 1957-1960), Thorsten Andersson has always been associated with German academic life. From 1971 to 1994, he was Professor at the university of Uppsala. Prof. Andersson was the publisher of the journal "Namn och bygd" (1983 - 2000) and co-publisher of Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica. Inter alia, he wrote a number of articles about personal names and place names

Thorsten Andersson became a member of the Royal Society of the Humanities at Uppsala in 1971, the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy in 1973, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 1986, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities in 1987 and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in Trondheim in 1989. 

Besides that, he was one of the oldest members of ICOS.

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