One of the great historians of Latin America, Professor Emeritus Magnus Mörner, passed away on April 12, 2012, at the age of 88. Born in 1924 in Mellösa, Sweden, he was the son of the author Birger Mörner and Gertrud née Anstrin. As a boy, Magnus was an avid stamp collector, and when he found stamps from a new country, he read about it in an encyclopedia. He found the history of Paraguay particularly interesting and wanted to know more. In that way his childhood interest in philately contributed to his lifelong passion for Latin America.

After finishing high school, Magnus studied at Stockholm University College. There was no doubt that he wanted to become a historian and that he wished to dedicate himself to Latin America. In 1947, Magnus received a scholarship that enabled him to travel to Argentina. The voyage there...

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