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Karl Sinnhuber dies in his 92nd year

Former colleague at UCL

Karl Sinnhuber dies in his 92nd year

Professor Karl Sinnhuber, who taught at UCL from 1951 until 1967, died at Gmunden, his home village in Austria, on 5th November.

After wartime military service, Karl came to the UK, first as an exchange teacher in Glasgow, and then as an assistant lecturer in geography at Southampton University. In 1951, Professor H.C Darby appointed him to a lectureship at UCL, where he taught courses on Germany, the historical geography of Central Europe, and map projections. His paper on multiple expressions of the concept of 'Central Europe - Mitteleuropa - Europe Centrale' (1954) was an important contribution to political geography; and he also wrote a textbook, 'Germany: its geography and growth' (1961).

He moved to the Readership in European Studies at the University of Surrey in 1967, and later to Vienna, were he occupied the Chair of Economic Geography at the University of Economics until his retirement.

Always a committed 'European' and a great traveller, he was a keen attender of international conferences devoted to the geography of tourism, as well as to economic geography.


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