Otto von Friesen

Otto von Friesen (born 11 May 1870 in Kulltorp, died 10 September 1942) was a linguist, runologist and professor of the Swedish language at Uppsala University from 1906-1935. He was also a member of the Swedish Academy from 1929-1942, serving in Chair 9.

Friesen began teaching in Nordic Languages at Uppsala University in 1897 and finished his dissertation there in 1898. He became a Professor of Swedish in 1906.

Published works include Om de germanska mediageminatorna (1897), Till den nordiska språkhistorien (1901 and 1906), as well as Om runskriftens härkomst (1904-06), Vår äldsta handskrift på fornsvänska (1906) and "Kylverstenen" (in Antiqv. tidskrift, vol. XVIII).


  • "Friesen, Otto von", Nordisk Familjebok, 1904-1926 pp. 1407-1408.

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