Born Mar. 19, 1889. Swedish historian and medievalist; head curator of the Swedish archives (Riksarkivarius); member of the Swedish Academy (literature section ) since 1950.
From 1928 to 1952, Andersson taught history at the University of Lund. From 1939 to 1946 he worked in Swedish radio. In 1947 he began to publish Nordic Journal for Science, Art, and Industry. Since 1953 he has been vice-president of the International Council of Archives.
WORKSIstoriia Shvetsii. Moscow, 1951. (Abridged translation from Swedish.)
Källstudier till sveriges historia 1230–1436. Lund, 1928.
Erik XIV, 3rd ed. Stockholm, 1948.
Skånes historia. 2nd ed., part 1. Stockholm, 1947.
A History of Sweden. New York, 1968.