STEINGASS, Franz Joseph (Francis Joseph)

STEINGASS, Franz Joseph (Francis Joseph). Frankfurt/Main 16.3.1825 — ?.1.1903. German Oriental (Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit) Scholar in the U.K. Ph.D. 1846 Munich. Around 1870 moved to England. Professor of Modern Languages at Birmingham, then Professor of Modern Languages and Resident Lecturer on Arabic Language, Literature, and Law at Oriental Institute in Woking. Said to have known 14 languages. Especially his Persian dictionary has been popular.

Publications: Diss. Über Geschichte, Art und Geist des Rigveda. 49 p. München 1846.

English–Arabic Dictionary. 466 p. 1882; Arabic–English Dictionary. 1242 p. 1884; A Comprehensive Persian–English Dictionary. 8+1539 p. L. 1892.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; diss. in Janert.; Eikipedia briefly.

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