KIECKERS, Ernst. Barmen 27.9.1882 — Munich 5.8.1938. German IE Linguist in Estonia. Professor in Tartu. Son of Ernst K., owner of dyehouse, and Mathilde Kramer. Studies of IE in 1901-07 at Bonn, Munich and Marburg. Ph.D. 1910 Marburg, PD 1911 Freiburg i.Br., 1912 München. From 1917 ao. Professor at München. In 1921-38 ord. Professor of IE linguistics at Tartu (Dorpat) Uni­ver­sity in Estonia. In his research he concentrated on comparative IE and on classical languages, but apparently taught Sanskrit, too. Married 1916 Luise Fontein (divorced 1920) and 1920 Dorothea Schulze, one daughter.

Publications: hab.diss. Die Stellung des Verbs im Hauptsatze im Griechischen und in anderen indo­germanischen Sprachen. 99 p. Strassburg 1911, part of his: Die Stellung des Verbs im Griechischen und in den verwandten Sprachen Sprachen. 1. Unters. zur idg. Sprach- und Kulturwiss. 1. Strassburg 1911.

– “Sprachwissenschaftliche Miscellen I–XII”, Acta et Comment. Univ. Dorpat 192?-35.

Sources: P. Wirth, N.D.B. 11, 1977, 536; *bibliography by H. Hredell, *Bursians Jber. 280, 1942, 49-56; briefly D.B.E. 5, 1997, 528.

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