DÜNTZER, Heinrich

DÜNTZER, Johann Heinrich Joseph. Cologne 12.7.1813 — Cologne 16.12.1901. German Schoolteacher and Philologist. Son of merchant Johann Joseph D. and Maria Cäcilia Seydlitz. After Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasium in Cologne studied from 1830 at Bonn and from 1835 at Berlin classical philology and Sanskrit (under Bopp). PD 1837 Bonn. Noting that his changes for a chair were meagre he took in 1846 the office of librarian at Katholisches Gymnasium in Cologne, retired 1885. His early interests in classical philology and Sanskrit had changed into literature, he wrote poems and won some recognition as a Goethe scholar. Active Roman Catholic. Married Adolfinr Martin (1828–1908), one son.

Publications: Wrote poems with nom-de-plume J. H. Blumer.

Die Deklination der indogermanischen Sprachen nach Bedeutung und Form entwickelt. 2+112 p. Cologne 1839.

Studies on classical philology and comparative linguistics, e.g. in KZ in the 1860s.

Studies and editions of Goethe, Schiller and Herder.

Sources: Two accounts in Deutsches biogr. Archiv; Wikipedia (more in German version).

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