MÜLLER, Marcus Joseph. Kempten 3.6.1809 — Munich 28.3.1874. German Orientalist (Arabic Scholar), Pioneer of Pahlavi Philology. Professor in Munich. Studies at Munich under O. Frank, then worked as schoolteacher. Further studies in Paris from 1833, where he also learnt Pahlavi and published his “Essai” which became the foundation of early Pahlavi philology. From 1840 ao. Professor “für Nichtbiblische Orientalische Literatur” at Munich (succeeding O. Frank),from 1841 member of Bavarian Academy, from 1847 ord. Professor at Munich. In 1857-58 travelled in Spain studying Arabic manuscripts.
Publications: “Essai sur la langue Pehlvie”, JA 3:7, 1839, 289-346 (on the writing system).
– Ueber den Anfang des Bundehesh. ABaAW 3:3, 1843, 613-644.
– A monograph on Averroes (1875) and other works in Arabic philology.
Sources: *Babinger; *v. Prantl, SBaAW 1875:1, 253-258; *C. Siegfried, A.D.B. 22, 1885, 651f.
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