ANDERSON, Nikolai Karl Adolf

ANDERSON, Nikolai Karl Adolf. Kullina-Mühle 24.9.1845 — Narva 9.3.1905. Russian (Estonian) Linguist, IE and Finno-Ugrian Scholar. Son of the tenant Johann A. Educated in 1859-64 at Reval Gymnasium in Tallinn, then 1865-72 studied IE and Germanic Philology at Dorpat (under Leo Meyer). Cand. Phil. 1875 there, Magister 1891. In 1872-94 taught (as Oberlehrer für alte Sprachen) at a Gymnasium in Minsk. Professor of Fenno-Ugric at Kazan University 1894–1905. Also interested in Sanskrit. From 1898 suffered of nervous disease. Married 1874 with Adele Vogt, son folklorist Walter A. (1885-1962). Believed in IE-Uralic common origin. Published very little.

Publications: Studien zur Vergleichung der ugrofinnischen und indogermanischen Sprachen. I. Dorpat 1878; Wandlungen der anlautenden dentalen spirans im ostjakischen. St.P. 1893.

Sources: Deutsch-Baltisches Biogr. Lexikon 1710–1960; Biogr. slovar’ Kazan 1904, 25f. ; Wikipedia.

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