KIENLE, Richard von

KIENLE, Richard Karl Heinrich von. Tiengen/Waldshut 9.2.1908 — Berlin (West) 18.5.1985. German IE Linguist. Professor in Berlin (West). PD 1934 at Heidelberg (under Güntert). PD 1934 at Heidelberg, from 1940 nebenbeamt. ao. Professor there. From 1941 Professor at Hamburg, in 1942-45 in army. After war worked as teacher in a private school in Heidelberg. From 1953 Professor of IE linguistics at F.U.Berlin. Retired in 1974. He was a Nazi and active member of SS-Ahnenerbe. Among his students at F.U.B. were R. Hiersche, H.-J. Pinnow and Gernot Schmidt.

Publications: Articles in Wörter und Sachen (also one of its editors), etc., e.g. “Tier-Völkernamen bei indogermanischen Stämmen”, W & S 14, 1932, 25-67.

Germanische Gemeinschaftsformen. 325 p. B. & St. 1939; Fremdwörterlexicon. 1970; and other works on Germanistics and Latin.

Sources: D.G.K. 1940, 1954, 1961, 1966; M. Fritz in Kubicki & Lönnendonker, Die Altertums- und Kunstwissenschaften an der Freien Universität Berlin. Göttingen 2015, 52-54; German Wikipedia; photo in Titus Galeria

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