MERKEL, Josef. Mainz 4.8.1788 — 18??. 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.
Sources: Eckstein 1871 & Pökel 1882; even the N.U.C. has not the date of his death.
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