FRITZE, Ludwig

FRITZE, Ludwig. Brandenburg 9.9.(or 4.12.?)1833 — 11.9.1922. German Schoolteacher and Translator of Sanskrit Literature. Taught at elementary schools, later in a teacher training college in Drossen (1874 there). Hon. Ph.D. 1883 Kiel. Oberlehrer in teacher training college in Köpenick near Berlin from at least 1889, taught there until his retirement. Obtained Professor’s title. He was a self-taught Sanskritist, who made good translations, but was no critical scholar. Among his posthumous papers were many unpublished translations.

Publications: translated in German: Hitopadeśa, Buch I. Von der Erwerbung eines Freundes. 81 p. Breslau 1874; Śakuntalā. Chemnitz 1877; Harṣadeva: Ratnāvalī. Chemnitz 1878; Meghadūta. Ch. 1879; Mṛcchakaṭika. Ch. 1879; Indische Sprüche. Reclam. Lp. 1880; Vikrama und Urvaśī. Lp. 1880; Mālavikā und Agnimitra. Lp. 1883; Kauçika’s Zorn (Caṇḍakauśika). Ein indisches Drama von Kschemisvara. 86 p. Lp. 1883; Mālatī und Mādhava. Reclam Univ.-Bibl. 1844. 1883; Pañk’atantra. 1884; Mudrārākṣasa. Reclam U.-B. 2249. 1886; Hitopadeśa. Ein indisches Lehrbuch der Lebensklugheit. Lp. 1888 (complete); Nala und Damayantī, Sāvitrī. 1910.

– “Zusätze zum pw aus Glasers Parvatīpariṇayanāṭaka”, KZ 1884.

ed. by A. Pohlus, Meisterdichtungen Indiens. Übersetzungen aus dem Sanskrit von Ludwig Fritze. 1488 p. Halle 2013.

Sources: R. Wagner, ZDMG 77, 1923, 143f.

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