BERNEKER, Erich. Königsberg 3.2.1874 — Munich 15/20.3.1937. German Linguist, mainly Slavic, but also IE Scholar. Son of bank direstor Richard B. and Johanna Glum. Studies of Germanic at Freiburg i.Br. and of Slavic at Leipzig and Moscow. Ph.D. 1895 (under Leskien) and PD 1899 Berlin. In 1896-99 taught Russian at Orientalisches Seminar, Berlin. In 1902-09 ao. Professor of Comparative Linguistics at German University of Prague. In 1909-11 ord. Professor of Slavistics at Breslau and from 1911 at Munich. Married 1904 Eugenie Thuma, one son.

Publications: On comparative Slavistics, i.al. an incomplete (A–M) etymological dictionary (1908-14); Die preussische Sprache. 1895.

Sources: D.G.K.; Biogr. Lex. zur Gesch. der böhm. Länder; W. Lettenbauer, N.D.B. 2, 1955, 107; *H. Lommel, IdgJb 22, 1938, 380-383; Wikipedia; *H.W. Schaller, Erich Berneker: Leben und Werk, P. Lang, 1999; photo in TITUS Galeria.