Hans Henrik Sebastian Gripenberg Finland

Biography of Hans Henrik Sebastian Gripenberg

Gripenberg's matriculation slip 1904-05
Gripenberg's matriculation slip 1904-05

Hans Henrik Sebastian Gripenberg studied Engineering in Finland before coming to Glasgow for a year in 1904-05 to study Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

After returning to Finland, he became a lecturer of Ship Building in Turun Teollisuuskoulu (Turku School of Industry); the head of the ship building department of the Chrichton-Vulcan Shipyard; and an inspector for the classification society Bureau Veritas. He was also the chairman of Technical Research at Turku City Board.

Gripenberg came from a prominent Finnish family. His father was the architect, senator and banker Sebastian Gripenberg, and his aunt was Alexandra Gripenberg, a social activist, author, politician, and the founder of Finland's first official Women's Rights organisation in 1884.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • Kuka kukin on (Who's who in Finland ) Helsingiss√§: Kustannusosakeyhti√∂ Otava [etc.], 1950 & 1966

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/25/3 Matriculation Slips 1904-05, E-G


Hans Henrik Sebastian Gripenberg
Born 12 July 1882.
Died 17 January 1966.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1904-05;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: engineers
English snippet: Engineering student at the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 23rd Jan 2013

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Finland Finland, Helsinki
Place of Birth

Finland Finland, Helsinki
Place of Death

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  • Student