RUTGERS, Antonie. Groningen 8.3.1805 — the Hague 18.10.1884. Dutch Oriental Scholar and Reformed Theologian interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Leiden. Son of Rev. Johannes R. and Eva Justina Brugmans. School and studies at Groningen: cand.litt. 1823, cand.theol. 1825, dr.theol. 1830. Also studies under Hamaker at Leiden. From 1837 eo. Professor of Hebrew at Leiden, retired in 1875. Hon. Dr.Litt. 1840 Groningen. Twice married, 1833 with Jeremina Frederika Abresch (d. 1840) and 1847 with her younger sister Louisa Wilhelmina Abresch (d. 1848), one son, who was Professor of Theology at Amsterdam.
Rutgers was interested in Sanskrit and taught it at Leiden, when there still was no chair for it. Around 1851 H. Kern was among his students.
Publications: Disputatio exhibens annotationem in Joëlem. 111 p. Groningen 1830.
– Historia Jemanae sub Hasano Pascha. 12+219 p. Ld. 1838 (ed. in Arabic); several books on Hebrew.
– De Sanskrit-drukletters typographisch gerangschikt en met eene proeve van Sanskrit-tekst voorzien. 16 p. Ld. 1851.
Sources: E. Zuidema, Nieuw Ned. Biogr. Woordenboek 2, Ld. 1912, 1244f.; German Wikipedia with portrait.
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