Professor Karl A. Sinnhuber, FRGS, died at Gmunden, his home village in Austria, on 5 November 2010. After wartime military service, Professor Sinnhuber came to the UK as an exchange teacher in Glasgow. He was then appointed to academic posts at the University of Southampton, UCL and Surrey, before moving to Vienna where he occupied the Chair of Economic Geography until his retirement. He taught courses on Germany, the historical geography of Central Europe, and map projections, and made important contributions to political geography, publishing a textbook 'Germany: its geography and growth' (1961). He was Honorary President of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsraumforschung. He is survived by his wife, three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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