FRITZSCHE, Richard

FRITZSCHE, Adolf Richard. Leipzig 6.11.1851 — 19??. German Teacher and Indologist. Schoolteacher and Principal in Schneeberg. Son of Johann Gottfried Fr. and Agneta Reiz. After gymnasium in Leipzig studies of classics at Leipzig (Ritschl, Curtius), also Indology under Brockhaus. Ph.D. 1873 Leipzig. Teacher at Gymnasium of Chemnitz 1876-88, then principal of Gymnasium of Schneeberg. Professor’s title 1891. He was a Vedic scholar, who, in addition to his rather few publications, read the proofs of Grassmann’s Rigvedic dictionary.

Publications: Diss. Quaestiones de reduplicatione Graeca. Separate from Curtius (ed.), Studien zur griech. u. lat. Grammatik 6, 279-347. Lp. 1873.

– “Ueber die Anfänge der Poesie [in Veda]”, Beigabe zum Oster­programm des Kgl. Gymnasiums zu Chemnitz 1885; “Zu Kaṭhopaniṣad I, 28”, ZDMG 66, 1912, 727f.

Reviews: Deussen: Vier philos. texte des Mbh., Vierteljahrsschrift für Wissenschaftliche Philosophie und Soziologie 31, 1907, 348-361; Hultzsch: Über das Tarkasamgraha, ibid. 33, 1909, 110-113; Laugākṣi Bhāskaras Tarkakaumudī, Zeitschrift für Philosophie und philosophische Kritik 135, 1909, 79-85; Deussen: Outlines of Indian Philosophy, ibid. 136, 1909, 253-255; Walleser: Der ältere Vedānta, ibid. 142, 1911, 86-90; Garbe: Bhagavadgītā, ibid. 142, 1911, 90-92; Neumann: Dīghanikāyo I, ibid. 143, 1911, 242-248.

Translations of Plato and other unrelated publications.

Sources: Vita in diss.; Windisch 215; career until 1900 in F. Kössler, Personenlexikon von Lehrern des 19. Jahrhunderts. Giessen 2008 (www.yumpu.com/de/document/view/5241343/kossler-franz-zur-giessener-elektronischen-bibliothek). Not in N.D.B.

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