BOLTZ, August

BOLTZ, August. Breslau 26.9.1819 — Darmstadt 1.5.1907. German Literate, Language Teacher and Translator interested in Sanskrit. Gymnasium in Breslau, then worked in trade and studied languages. As tutor of an aristocrat St.Petersburg family travelled around Europe (1839-42), then teacher in St.Petersburg. Ph.D. 1845 Jena. In 1852-64 taught Russian, Spanish, and English at the Military Academy in Berlin, from 1862 as a Professor. Resigned on because of health problems and lived as private scholar in Franfurt a.M. (1864-68), Wiesbaden (1868-75), Bonn (1878/79), Freiburg i.Br. (1885-87), last years from 1889 in Darmstadt. Married with Clara Schulte. A dilettant, whose studies were scarcely noted.

Publications: Wrote much on linguistics and literature, translations from Russian and Modern Greek; Die Kyklopen ein historisches Volk. B. 1885; Die Sprache und ihr Leben. 149 p. Lp. 1868.

Vorschule des Sanskrit in lateinischer Umschrift. 216 p. Oppenheim 1868; Ausgewählte Fabeln des Hitopadesa. 75 p. Offenbach 1868 (text in Latin letters, metric translation); Vasantasena und die Hetären im indischen Drama: Das Vedavolk in Gesamtverhältnissen. 56 p. Darmstadt 1894; Linguistische Beiträge zur Frage nach der Urheimat der Ariereuropäer. Darmstadt 1895.

Sources: Wer ist’s 2nd ed. 1906; D.L.K. 1890, 1900, 1907, Nekrol. 1914; German Wikipedia (with photo); not in the N.D.B. or Dt. biogr. Jb. & Nekrolog.

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