THIESSEN, Jakob Heinrich. Hemme/Kr. Norder-Dithmarschen 28.7.1854 — 1???. German Student of Indology. Son of a farmer, after primary school in home region attended Gymnasium in Altona in 1871-75. In 1875-80 studied at Kiel modern languages, Germanistics and especially Sanskrit and Pāli under Pischel. Ph.D. 1880 Kiel. His brief dissertation contains the text of the K. legend from the Dhammapada Commentary, its translation, notes and a Greek parallel.
Publications: diss. Die Legende vo Kisâgotamî. 1. 36 p. Breslau 1880.
Sources: life in diss.; diss. not in Janert!