Kåre Dorenfeldt Tønnesson
1 January 1926
|Died||26 September 2019 (aged 93)|
|Education||Valler Secondary School|
|Alma mater||University of Oslo|
|Occupation||Historian, professor, essayist|
|Years active||1958 – 1995|
|Employer||University of Oslo|
|Chair of the Norwegian Historical Association|
|Preceded by||Sverre Steen|
|Succeeded by||Grethe Authén Blom|
Career[change | change source]
His master's thesis into causality in the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville. In 1959 Tønnesson took the dr.philos. degree with the thesis La défaite des sans-culottes, "The Defeat of the Sans-culottes".
He was a lecturer in history at the University of Oslo from 1958, research fellow from 1960, docent from 1964 and professor from 1969 to 1991. From 1973 to 1975 he was the dean at the Faculty of History and Philosophy.
From 1970 to 1974, he was the Chair of the Norwegian Historical Association.
Death[change | change source]
Tønnesson died on 26 September 2019 in Bærum, Norway at the age of 93.
Bibliography[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Kjeldstadli, Knut. "Kåre Tønnesson". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "Kåre Tønnesson 75 år 1. januar" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 13 December 2000.
- "Kåre Tønnesson". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- Revolusjon og resonnement: festskrift til Kåre Tønnesson på 70-årsdagen ISBN 8200226212