Kåre Tønnesson

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Kåre Tønnesson
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Tønnesson, 1981
Kåre Dorenfeldt Tønnesson

(1926-01-01)1 January 1926
Died26 September 2019(2019-09-26) (aged 93)
Bærum, Norway
EducationValler Secondary School
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
OccupationHistorian, professor, essayist
Years active1958 – 1995
EmployerUniversity of Oslo
Chair of the Norwegian Historical Association
In office
Preceded bySverre Steen
Succeeded byGrethe Authén Blom

Kåre Dorenfeldt Tønnesson (1 January 1926 – 26 September 2019) was a Norwegian historian and professor at the University of Oslo. He was born in Ski, Norway.[1]

Career[change | change source]

He finished his secondary education at Valler in 1944. After enrolling in philological studies at the University of Oslo in 1945 he graduated with the cand.philol. degree in history in 1952.

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".[2][1]

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.[1] From 1973 to 1975 he was the dean at the Faculty of History and Philosophy.[3]

From 1970 to 1974, he was the Chair of the Norwegian Historical Association.

After retiring from the professorship, he was a scholar in NAVF and the Research Council of Norway.

Death[change | change source]

Tønnesson died on 26 September 2019 in Bærum, Norway at the age of 93.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Tønnesson's forfatterskap er trykt som kapittel i festskriftet til hans 70-årsdag[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kjeldstadli, Knut. "Kåre Tønnesson". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  2. "Kåre Tønnesson 75 år 1. januar" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 13 December 2000.
  3. "Kåre Tønnesson". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  4. Revolusjon og resonnement: festskrift til Kåre Tønnesson på 70-årsdagen ISBN 8200226212