KAPPF, Ludwig Heinrich. Göppingen 5.9.1802 — Kennenburg near Esslingen 26.2.1869. German Lutheran Priest and Oriental Scholar. Educated and studied in Tübingen. After a brief vicariate in Urach returned to the university in 1826, lecturing on the Old Testament and studying Persian and Sanskrit, soon also teaching Sanskrit (1829) as the first at Tübingen. Ph.D. 1829. In 1829-30 travelled in Paris, London and various parts of Germany. In 1830-33 taught at Tübingen as PD. In 1835 applied for the chair of Oriental languages without success. From 1833 minister of Tamm, 1839 Dean in Leonberg, 1843 Rector of Karls-Gymnasium in Heilbrinn and 1854-69 Ephorus in Urach seminary. Also interested in mathematics.
Publications: Der Kampf der Sprachen im Verlaufe der Völkergeschichte. Heilbronn 1845
Sources: Brückner et al., Indienforschung im Zeitenwandel. 2003, 27-33, with photo.