RIVERO GODOY, Francisco María (also R. y Godoy). 18?? — 1???. Spanish Diplomat and Sanskrit Scholar. Son of Nicolás María Rivero, a politician and diplomat. Grew up in Málaga, studied law and philosophy at Madrid. Ph.D. 1866 (diss. on Demosthenes). From 1877 the first Professor of Sanskrit at Madrid, but after few years resigned in 1881 and became Spanish Ambassador inMexico. Apparently he knew very little Sanskrit, which he probably had learned from Garcia Ayuso. His grammar is said to be “bastante deficiente”.
Publications: Transl. M. Duncker’s Historia de la Antigüedad. 2-4. Madrid 1876-77; J. F. Baehr’s Historia de la literatura latina. 358 p. Madrid 1879; and other works.
– Gramática elemental del sánscrito clásico. 178 p. Madrid 1881.
Sources: Alvarez 61f.; stray notes in Internet.
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