TYCHSEN, Olaf Gerhard

TYCHSEN, Olaf Gerhard. Tondern 14.12.1734 (not 1735) — 30.12.1815. German Orientalist. Son of a Norwegian father. For a while teacher at Waisenhaus in Halle, from 1759 in Juden-Mission, from 1760 PD at Rostock, 1761 at Bützow. From 1763 Professor of Oriental Languages at Bützow, and after the reunification of Mecklemburgian universities at Rostock. Also Librarian of the University. An epigraphist and numismatician, but also a theologian. Little before Grotefend he was unsuccesful in deciphering the Old Persian cuneiform. In bibliographies, etc. he is often confused with —> Th. Chr. Tychsen.

Publications: De delectu veterum Ebraeorum. Bützow 1763; Dialecti rabbinicae elementa. B. 1763; A dialogue between a learned Jew and a Christian. B. 1763; etc. on Hebrew and Judaic studies and numismatics.

Catalecta Arabica ad usum scholarum suarum edidit. Bützow 1765; Elementale Arabicum, sistens linguae Arabicae Elementa. Rostock 1792.

Interpretatio inscriptionis Cuficae in marmorea templi S. Marci cathedra. B. 1787; etc. on Cufic inscriptions; Introductio in rem numariam Muhamedanorum. Rostock & Lp. 1793; ed. Al-Makrizii Historia monetae Arabicae. Rostock 1797.

Elementale Syriacum sistens grammaticam, chrestomathiam et glossarium. Rostock 1793; ed. Physiologus Syrus, seu historia animalium. Rostock 1795.

De cuneatis inscriptionibus Persepolitanis lucubratio. Rostock 1797; Beurtheilung der Grotefen­di­schen und Lichtensteinischen Entzifferung der Persepolitansichen Keilschriften. Rostock 179?.

Bützowische Nebenstunden, verschiedenen zur morgenländischen Gelehrsamkeit gehörigen Sachen gewidmet. 1-6. Bützow 1766-69; Geschichte der öffentlichen Universitäts-Bibliothek und des Museums zu Rostock. Rostock 1790; Opuscula quattuor, antiquitates orientales illustrantia. Rostock 1794; numerous articles in Beytr. zu den Mecklenburg-Schwerinischen Nachricten 1762ff. etc.

Sources: B.U. 43; N.B.G. 45*A.D.B. 39; Das Gelehrte Teutschland.

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