Carl Richard Unger

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Carl Richard Unger
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Born (1817-07-02)July 2, 1817
Died (1897-11-30)November 30, 1897

Carl Richard Unger (2 July 1817 – 30 November 1897) was a Norwegian historian and philologist.[1] Unger was professor of Germanic and Romance philology at the University of Christiania from 1862[1] and was a prolific editor of Old Norse texts.[2]

Early life[edit]

Unger was born in Christiania, now Oslo, to Johan Carl Jonassen Unger and Annemarie Wetlesen.[1] Between 1830 and 1832 he lived in Telemark with the poet and priest Simon Olaus Wolff.[1] He graduated from school in 1835.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Unger studied philology after school but did not receive a degree as mathematics, a subject with which he struggled, was compulsory for philologists.[1] However, in 1841 he was awarded a scholarship to continue studying Old Norse, Old English and Old German.[1]

In 1845 Unger began lecturing on Old Norse at the University of Christiana.[1] He was appointed lecturer of Germanic and Romance philology in 1851 and became professor in 1862.[1]

Edited works[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "C R Unger – Norsk biografisk leksikon". Archived from the original on 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  2. ^ Haugen, Odd Einar (2002). "Chapter 61: Nordic language history and philology: Editing earlier texts". In Bandle, Oskar. The Nordic Languages: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages. Volume 1. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. p. 537. ISBN 3110148765. 
  3. ^ Munch, P. A.; Unger, C. R., eds. (1847). Fagrskinna: Kortfattet Norsk Konge-Saga. Christiania. 
  4. ^ Unger, C. R., ed. (1848). Alexanders saga: Norsk bearbeidelse fra trettende aarhundrede af Philip Gautiers latinske digt Alexandreis. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmark. 
  5. ^ Keyser, R.; Munch, P. A.; Unger, C. R., eds. (1848). Speculum regale. Konungsskuggsjá. Konge-speilet. Christiania. 
  6. ^ Keyser, R.; Unger, C. R., eds. (1849). Olafs saga hins Helga: En kort saga om Kong Olaf den Hellige fra anden halvdeel af det tolfte aarhundrede. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmarks. 
  7. ^ Keyser, R.; Unger, C. R., eds. (1850). Strengleikar eða ljoðabok: En samling af romantiske fortællinger efter bretoniske folkesange (lais), oversat fra fransk paa norsk ved midten af det trettende aarhundrede efter foranstaltning af Kong Haakon Haakonssön. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmark. 
  8. ^ Keyser, R.; Unger, C. R. (1851). Barlaams ok Josaphats saga: En religiös romantisk fortælling om Barlaam og Josaphat. Christiania. 
  9. ^ Unger, C. R. (1862). Stjorn: Gammelnorsk Bibelhistorie. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmarks Forlag. 
  10. ^ Unger, C. R. (1869). Thomas Saga Erkibyskups. Christiania. 
  11. ^ Unger, C. R., ed. (1871). Mariu saga: Legender om jomfru Maria og hendes jertegn. 2 volumes. Christiania: Brögger & Christie.  (Link is to Vol. 1. Vol. 2 here.)
  12. ^ Unger, C. R. (1874). Postola sögur: legendariske fortællinger om apostlernes liv, deres kamp for kristendommens udbredelse samt deres martyrdød. Christiania. 
  13. ^ Unger, C. R. (1877). Heilagra manna søgur: fortællinger og legender om hellige mænd og kvinder. 2 volumes. Christiania.  (Link is to Vol. 1. Vol. 2 here.)