Nebraska Authors

Karl Henry Dannenfeldt

Born 1916-06-13 Humboldt, NE (USA)

Died 2001-05-02
Tempe, AZ (USA)

Places Lived

Humboldt, NE
Ft. Wayne, IN
Valparaiso, IN
Bloomington, IN
Chicago, IL
Elmira, NY
Tempe, AZ

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


History; Renaissance;


Concordia College, Fort Wayne, IN
Bachelor of Arts, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 1939
Master of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1940
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1948


Professor of history
Dean of College of Liberal Arts
Academic administrator

Places Worked

Concordia Junior College, Fort Wayne, IN
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Received Bronze Star, U.S. Army


Member of Commission on Higher Education, 1968-1971
American Historical Association
Renaissance Society of America
American Society for Reformation Research
American Society of Church History
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Alpha Theta
Pi Gamma Mu


The Renaissance-Medieval Or Modern?. 1959.
Leonard Rauwolf: Sixteenth Century Physician, Botonist, and Traveler. 1968.
The Church of the Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1600. 1970.
The Renaissance: Basic Interpretations. 1974. (Second ed. )

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