Andrew George Lehmann
Educator, Deceased Person
1922 – 2006
Who was Andrew George Lehmann?
Andrew George Lehmann, M.A., D.Phil. Emeritus Professor Buckingham University, UK was a literary critic, academic, and seminal author and essayist in the areas of the Symbolist Movement in France, and the intellectual history of European Romanticism.
Born in Chile to Mary Grisel Lehmann and Andrew William Lehmann, a mining engineer, Professor Lehmann was the younger brother of Olga Lehmann and Monica Lehmann Pidgeon. His father was of German and French descent and his mother was Scottish. Naturalized a British citizen and educated at Dulwich College, London, and Queen's College, Oxford, he demonstrated impressive intellectual and athletic capabilities, achieving the status of Junior Fencing Champion for England. In 1942, he married Alastine Mary Bell, by whom he had three children. While serving in the British Indian Army during World War II, he contracted polio, which effectively put an end to any athletic ambitions, but did nothing to diminish his intellectual and academic achievements after the war.
In addition to his literary output, Lehmann assumed a variety of academic posts at the Universities of Manchester, Reading, worked as a director of Linguaphone, and in 1983 accepted the post of Rank Foundation Professor of European Studies and Dean of Studies at Buckingham University, which he held until his retirement in 1988.
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