GELABERT Y GORDIOLA, Juan. Palma de Mallorca or Sóller 1843 — Madrid 1894. Spanish Linguist and Philologist. Studies at Madrid (Sanskrit under Garcia Ayuso), Ph.D. 1868. In 1867-70 schoolteacher, also taught Greek and Hebrew at Madrid University. In 1883-94 he was the Professor of Sanskrit at Madrid. His Manual was the first adequate textbook of Sanskrit in Spanish.

Publications: Manual de Lengua sanskrita: crestomatía y gramática. 28+424 p. Madrid & Bonn 1890, and several editions.

Dialectos griegos. (?); other works unrelated to Indology.

Sources: Briefly in Archivo Biogr. de Esp., Port. e Iberoamerica. 2nd series; Alvarez 62; obituary in La Unión Católica 9.8.1894 in (rather uninformative, emphasizing his Catholicism); briefly Spanish Wikipedia.

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