HAUSHEER, Jakob. Eollishofen bei Zürich 11.10.1865 — Zürich 7.5.1943. Swiss Orientalist. Son of Johann Kaspar H., a poor farmer, and Anna Barbara Weiss. Studied theology and Semitics at Zürich and Halle. Ph.D. 1889 Halle (under Thorbecke). Taught religion and Hebrew schools in Zürich. From 1905 ord. Professor for Old Testament Studies and Oriental Languages at Zürich, from 1908 also taught History of Religions. He was mainly an Arabic scholar, but also interested in Sanskrit. After his death his papers were burned as ordered in his will.
Publications: Die Mu’allaka des Zuhair. B. 1905; other works, but nothing related to South Asia.
– participated in the Zürich German translation of the Old Testament.
Sources: Hist.-biogr. Lexikon der Schweiz 4; Schw. Zeitgenossen-Lex. 1932; Fück 287; E. Kellenberger in Web HistLexschweiz.