BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries

BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries. Rotterdam 13.1.1857 — Batavia 26.6.1906. Dutch Indonesian Philologist and Archaeologist. Aften school in Amsterdam studied 1874-79 theology (but also Sanskrit) at Amsterdam Athenaeum (now A. university), in 1879-83 Indology at Leiden (in preparation for colonial service, but including Kavi, Sanskrit and Arabic). Ph.D. 1884 Leiden (under Kern). Went immediately to Indonesia, worked as language officer and epigraphist, after 1898 also conducted archaeological research. Keeper of Museum in Batavia.

Publications: Wrote much on Kavi and Malay texts and inscriptions and on Indonesian antiquities, including iconography (almost all in Dutch).

– “Iets over het Papegaai-boek, zooals het bij de Maleiers voorkomt”, TBG 4, 1899, 431-497; “Het probleem van de Maleische Hikâyat Kalilah dan Daminah”, TBG 71, 1931, 172-185.

Sources: DutchIndology homepage with many further references.

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