Sten Konow

Sten Konow (17 April 1867 – 29 June 1948) was a Norwegian Indologist. He was professor of Indic philology at the Christiania University, Oslo, from 1910, moving to Hamburg University in 1914, where he was professor for Indian history and culture. He returned to Oslo as professor for Indian languages and history in 1919.

Sten Konow.

He translated Rajasekhara's Karpuramanjari, which was published as volume 4 of the Harvard Oriental Series in 1901.


  • obituary: G. Morgenstierne, "Sten Konow 1867–1948", Acta Orientalia 21 (1950), S. 3–9
  • obituary: C. S. Stang, "Nekrolog over professor dr. Sten Konow”, DNVA Årbok 1950, 1951, 29–36
  • obituary in: Epigraphica India 28 (1949), p. XIX

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