MERKEL, Josef

MERKEL, Josef. Mainz 4.8.1788 — 1866. German Schoolteacher interested in Sanskrit. From 1810 teacher at Philosophisches Lehrinstitut in Aschaffenburg, from 1818 Professor at local Lyceum. From 1828 also Hofbibliothekar in Aschaffenburg. Retired in old age.

Publications: Translated Colebrooke’s essay “On the vedas”, published as an appendix to Bopp’s Conjugationssystem. 1816, 271-312.

– Translated: Sawitri, eine Indische Dichtung. 8+95 p. Aschaffenburg 1839.

Lucani Pharsalica I. Lat. & Deutsch. 1829.

– Brief publications about collections of Aschaffenburg library; in 1854 edited Brentano’s writings together with the author’s widow.

Sources: Eckstein 1871 & Pökel 1882; stray noted in Internet.

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