RASMUSSEN, Harald

RASMUSSEN, Harald. Haderslev 28.8.1853 — Copenhagen 25.12.1904. Danish Schoolteacher and Oriental Scholar. Son of a minister and scholar of Danish, educated in Copenhagen. Studied theology at Copenhagen, kand.theol. 1877. From 1875 worked as schoolteacher at Forenede Kirkeskoler, from 1882 Senior Teacher, from 1889 Skoleinspektør, all in Copenhagen. Beside school work he studied Sanskrit and Persian. Ph.D. 1892 Copenhagen. From October 1893 to April 1894 travelled in India with his wife.

Publications: diss. Studier over Hâfiz med Sideblik til andre persiske Digtere. København 1892.

Østerlandsk Mystik efter Persiske digtere. 1887.

translated: De ældste indiske æventyr og fabler eller fem bogen. Et udrag af Visnusarmans Pantjatantra. København 1893; Nala og Damajanti. 1903.

Mellem Singalesere og Hinduer. 1895 (travel book).

Sources: See Pauly, Køb. Univ. 8, 1992, 544; V. Thomsen, Dansk Biogr. Lex. 13, 1899, 506; http://denstoredanske.dk/Dansk_Biografisk_Leksikon/Historie/Orientalist/Harald_Rasmussen.

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