Carl Wilhelm Böttiger was born on May 15, 1807 in Vasteras, Sweden. Carl received his Master of Arts degree in in Upssala in 1833. He became associate professor of practical philosophy. He traveled in Germany, Austria, Italy and Franceand when he returned he lectured in German and Italian literature. Carl later became a professor in linguistics and modern literature, but had to quit in 1867 because of eye problems. He was long a noted writer of patriotic verse, but his greatest contribution was as a teacher and literary scholar. He died on December 22, 1878 in Uppsala, Sweden.
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Author: E. Gustav Johnson
Born: May 21, 1893, Väse Vämland, Sweden.
Died: November 13, 1974, Miami, Florida.
Johnson’s family emigrated to America when he was 10 years old, settling in Hartford, Connecticut. He learned the craft of a printer, but at age 30 took up studies at North Park, Chicago, Illinois, where he earned degrees at the academy, college, and seminary. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago and Duke University. He started teaching English and Swedish at North Park in 1931, staying there three decades. He also found time to edit the Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly. His works include:
The Swedish Element in America, 1933 (co-editor)
Translation of C. J. Nyvall’s Travel Memories from America, 1876
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