LUQUIENS, Jules. Lausanne 24.1.1845 — Salem, Ohio 23.8.1899. Swiss Linguist, Romance and Iranian Scholar in the U.S.A. Professor in New Haven. After school in Lausanne studied at Genève and was ordained priest in 1866. In 1868 came to the U.S.A. and worked as schoolteacher in New York and Cincinnati. In 1872-73 studies of Sanskrit under Whitney at Yale. Ph.D. 1873 Yale. In 1874-75 Instructor of French at University of Cincinnati, in 1875-92 Professor of French at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1892-98 Professor of Modern Languages at Yale, in 1898-99 Street Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Yale. In 1899 retired because of illness, moved to Salem, Ohio, and died soon. Married in 1875, one daughter and two sons (Frederick Bliss L., Professor of Spanish at Yale). He was very popular as teacher.
Publications: several books and articles about French language and literature.
– brief articles about Avesta in PAOS 1878 in JAOS 10, 1880 and PAOS 1880 in JAOS 11, 1885
– “The Vedidâd as translated by M. Darmesteter”, AJPh 2, 1881, 323-341.
Sources: Nat. Cyclop. of Am. Biogr. 29, 312f., with picture.
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