University of Wisconsin–Madison

Death of Professor David C. Lindberg

January 2015


We are sad to report the death of David C. Lindberg, Hilldale Professor Emeritus. Dave was an eminent scholar of medieval science, a former director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and a benefactor and formative figure in the life of the Department of the History of Science. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the past few years, but in the last month his general health declined rapidly. He died peacefully on the morning of January 6, 2015, surrounded by his wife, Greta, and their children, Chris and Erik. We will not soon forget his many contributions to the Department, and we extend our sympathies to Greta, their children, and their grandchildren.