DANIELSSON, Olof August

DANIELSSON, Olof August. Häradshammar, Östergötland 15.10.1852 — Uppsala 10.7.1933. Swedish Linguist. Professor in Uppsala. Son of a shoemaker. From 1870 studied at Uppsala, Ph.D. 1880 there. Learnt Sanskrit from Erdman, then further studies under Windisch and Lindner at Leipzig in 1881-82. Prepared there his only contribution to Sanskrit studies, which, however, was very important. Worked at Upsala University: from 1879 as Docent of Classical languages, from 1883 as Professor eo. of Comparative linguistics and from 1891 as Professor of Greek language and literature. Unmarried. As a scholar he was a neogrammarian and mostly interested in Italic languages.

Publications: “Die Einleitung des Mahābhāshya übersetzt”, ZDMG 37, 1883, 20-53

much on classical philology (grammar, etymology, epigraphy, etc.); in addition to Greek and Latin also on Oscan-Umbrian and Etruscan.

Zu den lydischen Inschriften. 1918.

Sources: Charpentier, “Indol. st. i Sverige”, Sv. Orientsällsk. Årsbok 1924, 64f.; Nachmansson, Svenskt biografiskt lexikon 10, 1931, 238-244; *Charpentier, Idg. Jb. 18, 1934, 327-332; Wikipedia (more details and photo in Swedish version).

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