WOLFF, Philipp

WOLFF, Philipp. Ulm 22.12.1810 — Tübingen 1.1.1894. German Priest and Oriental Scholar. Studies of theology at Tübingen, but soon moved to Halle and concentrated on Oriental languages. Ph.D. 1834 Halle (under Rödiger). Then further studies in Paris (Silvestre de Sacy). PD 1835 Tübingen, where in 1836-38 he also taught Sanskrit (Rabault-Feuerham 2008). Then minister in Rottweil. In 1847, 1869-70 and 1872 visited Palestine. Retired 1882 and moved to Tübingen. Married.

Publications: Diss. Carminum Abulfaragii Babbaghae specimen ex codice Gothano. Lp. 1834.

– Die Drusen und ihre Vorläufer. Lp. 1845.

– Travel books, translations from Arabic and Persian, e.g. Calila und Dimna oder die Fabeln Bidpai’s. 1-2. St. 1837. 2nd ed. as Das Buch des Weisen in lust- und lehrreichen Erzählungen des indischen Philosophen Bidpai. 1-2. St. 1839.

Sources: W. Heyd, A.D.B. 44, 1898, 44f.; Wikipedia.

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