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Robert Adolf Kann

Robert Adolf Kann, Austrian educator, historian. award for research Lindback Found. Member American History Association (executive section committee research Hapsburg monarchy 1968-1970, chairman conference group Central European history 1964); member Austrian Academy.

Background

  • Kann, Robert Adolf was born on February 11, 1906 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Leo and Louise (Eisenschitz) Kann.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy. honoris causa, U. Salzburg, Austria, 1972. Legal work Austrian cts., 1931-1936, private practice law, Vienna, 1936-1938.

      Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1942-1945. Member of faculty Rutgers University, 1947-1976, professor of history, 1956-1976. Member of faculty U. Vienna, 1976-1981, honorary life member, 1981.

      Member of faculty Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, 1978-1979. Visiting professor Columbia, 1957, 62-64, 66-67, U. Vienna, 1973-1974. Research associate Princeton, 1952-1953, visiting professor, 1966.

    Career

    • Editor: Theodor Gomperz, 1974, The Hapsburg Empire in World War I, 1977, (with F. Prinz) Deutsch-osterreichische Beziehungen, Vienna-Munich, 1980.

    Works

    • Author: The Multinational Empire, 2 vols, 1950, The Hapsburg Empire, 1957, A Study in Austrian Intellectual History, 1960, Die Sixtusaffaire, 1966, The Problem of Restoration, 1968, A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918, 1974, Franz Ferdinand Studien, 1976. Co-author: Political Community and North Atlantic Area, 1957, Spectrum Austriae, 1957, Historica, 1965, Quantitative History, 1969. Editor: Theodor Gomperz, 1974, The Hapsburg Empire in World War I, 1977, (with F. Prinz) Deutsch-osterreichische Beziehungen, Vienna-Munich, 1980.

      Editorial board: (with F. Prinz) Austrian History Yearbook, 1965-1970, Central European History, 1968-1973, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, from 1973. Rapporteur International Congress History Sciences, 1965. Decorated Grosses Goldenes Ehrenzeichen Republic of Austria, Preis für Geisteswissenschaften Vienna).

      Guggenheim fellow, 1949-1950. Social Science Research Council fellow, 1960. Recipient award for research Lindback Foundation, 1969.

    Membership

    Member American History Association (executive section committee research Hapsburg monarchy 1968-1970, chairman conference group Central European history 1964). Member Austrian Academy.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Breuer, January 26, 1937. Children: Peter R., Marilyn B. Doctor.
    • father: Leo Kann
    • mother: Louise (Eisenschitz) Kann
    • spouse: Marie Breuer
    • children: Peter R. Kann
    • Marilyn B. Dr Kann
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    Born February 11, 1906
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