SCHANZ, Hugo

SCHANZ, Hugo. Schöneck, Voigtland 8.11.1834 — Bobenneukirchen 30.1.1892. German Missionary in South India. From 1853 studies of Theology at Leipzig. Ordained in 1861 in Leipzig and left for India. Worked in different parts of Tamilnadu (from 1863 in Madras, from 1875 at Poraiyār), had health problems and returned in 1872. Then worked in Saxonian church, as Pastor of Bobenneukirchen. Married 1863 Miss Aster, at least one daughter and one son. He left  nine-part manuscript “Indian Studies” about religion in Tamilnadu.

Publications: “Indische Regentenspiele. Episode aus der tamulischen Bearbeitung des Râmâyana. 2. Buch, I Kapitel, Strophe 5-22 übersetzt”, ZDMG 27, 1873, 703-706.

– Religious writings in Tamil.

Sources: https://www.lmw-mission.de/missionar-84.html with photo; https://www.leipziger-missionswerk.de/ueber-uns/unsere-mitarbeitenden/missionare/detail-missionare/hugo-schanz-84.html?tx_sicaddress_sicaddress%5BlistPageUid%5D=91&cHash=7d1e46322bd2763e2a7e5cc5b5c4e015 with photo.

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