HERBIG, Gustav

HERBIG, Gustav. Kaiserslauben 3.6.1868 — Munich 1.10.1925. German IE Linguist and Etruscologist. Professor in Rostock and Munich. Son of Johann Heinrich H., a tradesman, and Johanna Gelbert. Studies at München and Leipzig, Ph.D. 1895 München. From 1893 employed in Bavarian libraries, in 1899-1913 Librarian (Bibliothekar) in Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in Munich. In 1910 Habilitation at München. Fron 1913 ord. Professor at Rostock, from 1921 at Breslau and from 1923 at München Universität until death. Worked on Italic languages and Etruscan. Married 1897 Emilie Schwarzenbach, only child classical archaeologist Reinhold H.

Publications: diss. publ. as “Aktionsarte und Zeitstufe, Beiträge zur Funktionslehre des idg. Verbums”, IF 6, 1896, 157-269.

Etruscan editions and studies.

Sources: G. Baader, N.D.B. 8, 1969, 583f.; E. Fiesel, Idg. Jb. 11, 1926/27, 573-578; briefly D.B.E. 4, 1996, 607.

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