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Indic studies educator

Siegfried Lienhard, Austrian Indic studies educator.

Background

Lienhard, Siegfried was born on August 29, 1924 in St. Veit, Austria. Son of Georg and Johanna (Nusser) Lienhard.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1949. Doctor honoris causa, University Sorbonne, Paris, 1989. Doctor honoris causa, Sanskrit University, Tirupati, India.

Career

Professor indology Kiel University, Federal Republic Germany, 1962-1967, Stockholm University, 1967-1990. Visiting professor College de France, 1976, University Vienna, 1990, University Paris III, 1993. Chairman Scandanavian Institute for Asian Studies, Denmark, 1985-1986.

Membership

President Swedish Orient Society, Stockholm, 1986-1994. Member Austrian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences Turin, Academy of Sciences Göttingen, Royal Swedish Academy Letters, History and Antiquities, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Academia Europaea, Akhila Bharatiya Sanskrit Parishad (distinguished), Accad. Nazionale dei Lincei, Academy Mediterranean Studies (Agrigent, honorary), Sociètè Asiatique (honorary), Institute de France (Academy des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres).

Connections

Married Madeleine Lagerfelt, August 30, 1958.

father:
Georg Lienhard

mother:
Johanna (Nusser) Lienhard

spouse:
Madeleine Lagerfelt