ZIMMERMANN, Karl-Heinz. Basel 7.2.1929 — Basel 11.3.1986. Swiss Indo-Tibetologist. Professor in Lausanne. Son of Friedrich Z. and Frieda Schlotz. Studied music in Basel and in 1954-81 worked as piano teacher. From 1958 studies of Indology, Buddhism and Tibetology at Basel, Zürich and Freiburg i.Br. Ph.D. 1967 Basel. In 1971-79 taught Sanskrit as Lehrbeauftr. at Zürich. From 1977 ao. Professor and from 1981 ord. of Sanskrit at Lausanne. Married 1957 Huguette Riebel, also a music teacher.

Publications: Diss. publ. as Subhāṣita-ratna-karaṇḍaka-kathā (dem Āryasura zugeschrieben) und ihre tibetische Übersetzung. 278 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 8. Wb. 1975.

Wortart und Sprachstruktur im Tibetischen. 171 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 10. Wb. 1979.

– “Vor-sāṁkhyistisches und proto-sāṁkhyistisches in alten Upaniṣaden”, As.St./Ét.as. 35:2, 1981, 201-219.

Sources: A. Bigger in http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/f/F44311.php; J. May, As.St./Ét.as. 40, 1986, 85-88 with bibliography; D.G.K. 1987; briefly D.B.E. 10, 1999, 670.

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