HAACK, August

HAACK, August. Oppeln, Upper Silesia (now Opole) 10.6.1845 — Ratibor (Racibórz) 12.6.1908. German Priest and Translator of Sanskrit Classics. Ordained 1870. Served as vicar and minister in Upper Silesia, from 1891 in Sudoll (Sudoł) near Ratibor (now Racibórz, Poland). Died of Typhus.

Publications: Someśvaradeva: Kîrtikaumudî oder die Lotusblume des Ruhmes. 107 p. Ratibor 1892.

Vikramâṅkadevacaritam; oder, Das Leben des Königs Vikramâditya; ein Gedicht des Kaschmirer Dichters Bilhana aus dem Sanskrit übersetzt. Ratibor 1897 (a selection); Bilhana, Indische Stimmungsbilder. Sieben Episoden des Vikramâṅka-deva Caritam. Aus dem sanskrit übers. und erläutert. 84 p. Ratibor 1899.

Beside Sanskrit also translated from French, English and Russian.

Sources: Two works (1897, 1899) in N.U.C. (not in Ges.Vz.), not found in German, Austrian or Czech biographical sources nor in the diss. catalogues of Vienna and Prague (not in Janert, either); *A. Bindacz, Dzieje parafii Sudoł (Dzielnica Raciborza). 2016, 22f. (in Polish, in https://issuu.com/viapoland.com/docs/sudol11).

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