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Karlgren, Klas Bernhard Johannes (1889-1978)
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1. Early Life

Klas Bernhard Johannes Karlgren (Chinese name Gāo Běnhàn 高本漢) was born in Jönköping on October 5, 1889, as one of the eight children (one of whom died in infancy) of Johannes Karlgren (1844–1905), a schoolteacher, and Gabriela Maria Hendrika (“Ella”) Hasselberg (1855–1935), from a family of clergymen, high-ranking civil servants and scholars. Johannes Karlgren was extraordin…

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Yves TRACHSEL and Wolfgang BEHR, “Karlgren, Klas Bernhard Johannes (1889-1978)”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000261>
First published online: 2015

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