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Nils Inge Einar Jonsson, Swedish academic administrator. Recipient Hirsch's prize Swedish Academy, 1970, Ovralidspriset, 1984, Schück's prize, 1987, Kellgren's prize, 1995.


Jonsson, Nils Inge Einar was born on November 7, 1928 in Stockholm. Son of Einar and Elsa (Adolfsson) Jonsson.


Bachelor, Stockholm University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 1961.


Research fellow Swedish Research Council Humanities, Stockholm, 1968-1973, secretary general, 1987-1988. Assistant professor Stockholm University, 1961-1968, professor comparative literature, 1973-1994, dean faculty of arts, 1978-1984, prorector, 1984-1988, president, 1988-1994. Chairman Research Council Higher Education, Stockholm, 1988-1993.

Member Swedish Government's Advisory Board Research, Stockholm, 1983-1985.


Chairman Magnus Bergvall's Foundation, Stockholm, since 1983. Member Henrik Granholm's Foundation, Stockholm, since 1988, chairman, since 1997. Member Natur & Kultur Publications, Stockholm, 1990-1998, chairman, 1995-1998.

Member Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, Stockholm, since 1991. Chairman The Swedish National Bank's Tercentenary Foundation, 1992-1998, Defense College, since 1994, The Baltic Research Foundation, 1994-1999. Member Wenner-Gren Research Foundation, since 1997, chairman, since 2001.

Chairman Stockholm Cultural Capital Europe 1998, 1997-1999. Member Swedish Academy Letters, History and Antiquities (Warburg's prize 1963, president 1994-2001, Gold medal 2002), Swedish Academy of Sciences, Samfundet De Nio, Academia Europaea.


  • Other Interests

    Music, skiing.


Married Ritva Jacobsson, April 1, 1953 (divorced 1982). Children: Mikaela, Magdalena, Gabriel, Matilda. Married Kerstin Fredga, August 11, 1990.

Einar Jonsson

Elsa (Adolfsson) Jonsson

Ritva Jacobsson

Kerstin Fredga

Mikaela Jonsson

Magdalena Jonsson

Gabriel Jonsson

Matilda Jonsson