LITTMANN, Ludwig Richard Enno

LITTMANN,  Ludwig Richard Enno. Oldenburg 16.9.1875 — Tübingen 4.5.1958. German Semitic and Ethiopian scholar. Professor in Tübingen. Son of Gustav Adolph L. and Sophie Jacoby. After gymnasium in Oldenburg from 1894 studies of theology and languages at Berlin, Greifswald and Halle. Ph.D. 1898 Halle. In 1899-1904 and 1904 participated in American excavations in Syro-Palestine, 1905-06 leader of the German Aksum expedition. From 1906 Professor ord. (Nöldeke’s successor) at Strassburg, in 1913-17 at Göttingen, 1918-21 at Bonn and 1921-51 at Tübingen. Emeritus. Married 1921 Elsa Nöldeke, two daughters.

Publications: Much on Semitics, especially epigraphy, and Ethiopia, beginning with his diss. on Tigre language.

– Zigeuner-Arabisch. Wortschatz und Grammatik der arabischen Bestandteile in den morgen­ländischen Zigeuner­sprachen. 147 p. Bonn 1920. (in Palestine).

– “Indien und Abessinien”, Beiträge zur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistes­geschichte Indiens. Festgabe H. Jacobi, Bonn 1926, 406–417.

Sources: R. Paret, N.D.B. 14, 1985, 710f.; *R. Paret (ed.), Orientalische Studien Enno Littmann zu seinem 60. Geburtstag… Ld. 1935; *O. Eissfeldt, E.L. † am 4. Mai 1958. Gedenkrede… 28 p. Tübinger Universitätreden 5. Tübingen 1957 (R. A. Schall, Der Islam 35, 1960, 229); Wikipedia briefly, more in German version.

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