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Assar Gotrik Janzen


Assar Gotrik Janzen, Swedish educator.


Janzen, Assar Gotrik was born on August 22, 1904 in Goteborg, Sweden. Son of Anders and Agnes Sofia (Ekeblad) Janzen.


Bachelor of Arts, University Gothenburg, Sweden, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1936.


1 son, Hans Erik. Came to the United States, 1946, naturalized, 1959. Assistant institute for research in place names, dialects U. Gothenburg, 1929-1942, docent U. Gothenburg, 1936-1941, research fellow, 1937-1938, professor, 1945. Faculty Filip Holmguists Handels Institute, Gothenburg, 1930-1932.

Docent U. Lund, Sweden, 1941-1946, research fellow, 1942-1946. Staff Svenska Akademien Lund, Sweden, 1942-1945. Visiting professor Scandinavian langs. and literature University of California, 1946-1949, professor, 1949-1971, chairman Scandinavian department, 1951-1959.


  • Author books published in Sweden. Contributor articles Scandinavian, German, United States publications.


Member American Scandinavian Foundation. Member Modern Language Association American, American name Society, Society Advancement Scandinavian Study (president), Royal Gustaf Adolf Academy (Stockholm), Royal Society of Humanities (Uppsala, Sweden), Modern Language Teachers Association, Vetenskaps Societeten Lund, Royal Society Letters, Uppsala, Royal Gustav Adolf Academy, Royal Society Letters and Science, Gothenburg. Knight of Royal Order of the North Star, (Sweden).


Married Saimi Margareta Johansson, September 10, 1936.

Anders Janzen

Agnes Sofia (Ekeblad) Janzen

Saimi Margareta Johansson