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4. Humanities[X]
404. History of the Arts, Literature, Religion and Sciences[X]
1Name:  Dr. Tore Frängsmyr
 Institution:  Uppsala University
 Year Elected:  1999
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404. History of the Arts, Literature, Religion and Sciences
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1938
 Death Date:  August 28, 2017
Tore Frängsmyr was a prominent member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and its Nobel prize system; the leader of the characteristic Swedish discipline of the history of science and learning; a respected contributor to literary journals; an expert historian of science and of its relations with religion; an original interpreter of the European Enlightenment; and an institution-builder both nationally (at Uppsala and Stockholm) and internationally (through bilateral research projects, especially with the University of California, Berkeley, and as Secretary General of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science). His research professorship at Uppsala was established for him by act of the Swedish parliament. Dr. Frängsmyr received a Fil.dr. at Uppsala University, and continued his career there. He was Research Professor in History of Science Emeritus at Uppsala University and a former Director of the Center for History of Science and Advisory Board member at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He was the recipient of many awards, including the King Oscar's Prize for young scholars, the Ragnar Oldberg Literary Prize, the Letterstedt Prize, and the Gierow Prize. Professor Frängsmyr was the author of (English titles) Geology and the Doctrine of Creation (1969); The Emergence of Wolffianism (1972); The Discovery of the Ice Age (1976); The Dreamer in the House of Sciences (1977); and The Search for Enlightenment (1993, French edition 1998). He was also the editor of Linnaeus, the Man and his Work (1983); Science in Sweden: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1739-1989 (1989); Solomon's House Revisited (1990); The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century (1990); and Les Prix Nobel, 1988. Dr. Frängsmyr was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Academia Europeaa, Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Belles Lettres, History, and Antiquities. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1999. Tore Frängsmyr died August 28, 2017, at the age of 79.
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