HELTEN, Willem Lodewijk van. Hedel (Gelderland) 30.8.1849 — ’s-Gravenhage 16.3.1917. Dutch Linguist. Educated in Leiden and Rotterdam. in 1865-71 studies at Leiden (probably learned Sanskrit from Kern). Ph.D. 1871 Leiden (diss. on Dutch). In 1870-82 school-teacher of Dutch in Tiele and Rotterdam. From 1882 Professor of Dutch language and literature and Old Frisian at Groningen, in 1882-89 also taught elementary Sanskrit there. In 1911 emeritus.
Publications: Wrote on Dutch and Frisian, but nothing on Sanskrit.
Sources: Dutch Indology homepage.
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