FERTIG, Michael

FERTIG, Michael. Aschaffenburg? 1801 — Landshut 1873. German (Bavarian) schoolteacher. Probably studied at Würzburg (learning Sanskrit from O. Frank). From 1834 Latin teacher in Münnerstadt, then from 1846 in Passau. Occasionally also taught Sanskrit there. From 1855-69 Rector of Hans Carossa Gymnasium in Landshut. Married c. 1849. The Draupadi book made him hon. dr. of Würzburg.

Publications: Der Raub der Draupadi, der Gattin der fünf Pândawas. Aus dem Indischen in den Versmassen der Urschrift übersetzt. 6+75 p. Würzburg 1841 (from the Mahābhārata, using the text in Bopp’s Diluvium).

Studies about classical philology (Ovid, Sidonius Apollinaris, Ennodius).

Sources: Stray notes in school histories; http://thun-korrespondenz.uibk.ac.at:8080/exist/apps/Thun-Collection/pages/show.html?ref=phillips-an-thun_1852-01-24_A3-XXI-D154.xml (died 1873, Kalliope says 1871, but Katalog der deutschen Nationalbibliothek confirms 1873).

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