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Jakob Sverdrup (historian)

Jakob Sverdrup (30 November 1919 – 5 December 1997) was a Norwegian historian.

Personal life

He was born in Bergen[1] as a son of the professor of religious studies Georg Johan Sverdrup (1885–1951). He was a nephew of philologist Jakob Sverdrup, a first cousin once removed of Harald Ulrik Sverdrup and Leif Sverdrup, a grandson of bishop and politician Jakob Sverdrup, a great-grandson of Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Sr, a grandnephew of Georg Sverdrup and Edvard Sverdrup and a second cousin of Harald Sverdrup.[2]

Career

He started his career as a journalist, and became the editor of foreign news in Arbeiderbladet. He took the dr.philos. degree in 1974 with the thesis Et statsmonopol blir til—Vinmonopolet frem til 1932. He worked as a lecturer at the University of Oslo from 1963 and as assisting professor from 1983. From 1978 to 1989 he was the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute,[1] doubling as secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.[3]

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