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anthropologist , educator

Aake G.B. Hultkrantz, Swedish anthropologist, educator.

Background

Hultkrantz, Aake G.B. was born on April 1, 1920 in Kalmar, Sweden. Son of Gunnar and Siri (Lindgren) Hultkrantz.

Education

Licentiate in Philosophy, University Stockholm, 1946. Licentiate in History of Religions, University Stockholm, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, University Stockholm, 1953.

Career

Docent University Stockholm, 1954-1958, professor comparative religion, chairman Institute Comparative Religion, 1958-1986, professor emeritus, since 1986. Gifford lecturer University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1981-1982. Foerster lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1983.

Visiting professor various universities in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Hungary. Field researcher among Shoshoni Indians, and the Arapaho, Flathead, Stoney and Chumash tribes, since 1948.

Connections

Married Geraldine C. Pratchett, June 11, 1960. Children: Desiree, Birgitta.

father:
Gunnar Hultkrantz

mother:
Siri (Lindgren) Hultkrantz

spouse:
Geraldine C. Pratchett

children:
Desiree Hultkrantz

Birgitta Hultkrantz