FIGULLA, Hugo Heinrich. Loslau, Kr. Rybnik, Oberschlesies 27.12.1885 — London 6.2.1969. German Assyriologist and Hittite Scholar also interested in Dravidian. After gymnasium in Ratibor studied at Berlin and Breslau (Assyriology under Br. Meissner). Ph.D. 1911 in Assyriology. From 1912 worked in Vorderasiatische Museum in Berlin. In 1914 visited Turkey with H. Winckler and now mainly concentrated on Hittite. For a while Director of Seminar or. Sprachen, also teaching Telugu, but when the Nazis took over emigrated to Switzerland and soon to the U.K. In 1949-67 worked in British Muaseum..
Publications: “Manichäer in Indien und das Zeitalter des tamulischen Dichters Māṇikkavāčagar”, AO 17, 1939, 112-122.
– reviews on South Imdian studies in OLZ.
– much unrelated to India, i.al. edited several volumes on Keilschrifttexte aus Boghazköi. 1916-23.
Sources: *E. Weidner, AfO 27, 1970, 220.