MICHELS, Victor

MICHELS, Victor. Stassfurt, Sachsen-Anhalt 3.7.1866 — Jena 4.2.1929. German Germanist and Linguist. Professor in Jena Son of factory director Friedrich (Fritz) M. (d. 1872) and Martha Kullak. Gymnasium and from 1884 studies in Berlin, concentrated on Germanistics, Linguistics and philosophy (Deussen). From 1885 continued at Heidelberg (Osthoff et al.) and…

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WEINRICH, Friedrich

WEINRICH, Friedrich. 28.3.1905 — 8.6.1960. German Scholar of Religion. Ph.D. 1928 Göttingen (or Marburg, under R. Otto?). Then at Jena Theological faculty, from 1939 as PD and 1943 as apl. Professor für Allgemeine Religionsgeschichte. A Nazi. Publications: Diss. Das ‘Gokapilīyam’. Ein philosoph. Gespräch zwischen Kapila und Syūmaraśmi aus dem Mahābhārata. 78 p.…

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SCHLEICHER, August

SCHLEICHER, August. Meiningen/Thüringen 1821 — Jena 6.12.1868. German Indologist and IE Scholar. Professor in Prague and Jena. Son of a physician, Johann Gottlieb S., and Henriette Heym. After school in Coburg studied 1840-41theology at Leipzig, then from 1841 philosophy and languages at Tübingen (Persian and Sanskrit under Ewald, also Semitics)…

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SOMMER, Ferdinand

SOMMER, Johann Ferdinand. Trier 4.5.1875 — Munich 3.4.1962. German classical,IE and Hittite Scholar. Professor in Jena and Munich. Son of Philipp S. and Johanna Saur. Educated in Kassel, studies at Marburg and Freiburg (Thurneysen). Ph.D. 1896 Freiburg (diss. on Celtology). PD 1899 Leipzig. From 1902 ord. Professor of Classics and…

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SLOTTY, Friedrich

SLOTTY, Friedrich Karl. Brieg (Bez. Breslau, now Brzeg in Poland) 19.10.1881 — Jena 23.12.1963. German (East) IE Scholar. Studies of Classics and Comparative Linguistics at Greifswald, Breslau and Jena (i.al. under Cappeller and Delbrück). Ph.D. 1905 Jena (diss. on Latin). Worked as schoolteacher, then PD at Jena 1912, Prof. eo.…

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SIEVERS, Eduard

SIEVERS, Eduard. Lippoldsberg an der Weser, Hessen 25.11.1850 — Leipzig 30.3.1932. German Phonetician, Germanic and IE Linguist. Professor in Leipzig. Son of Friedrich Wilhelm S. and Dorothea Barnstein. Educated in Kassel. Studies of Classics, Germanic, IE and Semitic at Leipzig and Berlin (under Zarncke, Curtius, Ebert, et al.). Ph.D. 1870…

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SCHLEGEL, August Wilhelm von

SCHLEGEL, August Wilhelm von. Hannover 5.9.1767 — Bonn 12.5.1845. German Indologist, Classical Scholar and Art Historian. Professor in Bonn. Son of Johann Adolf Schlegel, priest and author, of and old cultural family, and Erdmuthe Hübsch, nephew of the poet Johann Elias S., himself started early the career of a poet.…

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WILHELM, Eugen

WILHELM, Erdmann Eugen. Neustadt an der Orla, Thüringen 5.6.1842 — 1923. German Iranian Scholar. Professor in Jena. Son of a Superintendent, educated in Weimar. Studies at Jena and Halle. Ph.D. 1864. In 1864 tutor in Holstein, from 1865 Oberlehrer at Eisenach Gymnasium. From 1876 Professor and acting Director at Jena Gymnasium. From…

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TRAUTMANN, Reinhold

TRAUTMANN, Felix Kurt Reinhold. Königsberg 16.1.1883 — Jena 4.10.1951. German IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Leipzig and Jena. Son of a merchant. In 1889-1900 at Gymnasium in Königsberg. In 1900 started study of exegesis at Königsberg, but in 1901 moved to Freiburg i.Br. to study modern languages. Under the…

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PORZIG, Walter

PORZIG, Walter. Ronneburg/Thüringen 30.3.1895 — Mainz 14.10.1961. German IE Scholar. Professor in Bern, Jena and Mainz. Son of judge Max P. and Hedwig Brauer. After school in Jena and Leipzig studied in 1913-14 at Jena and Leipzig (under Windisch et al.) and again, after military service, in 1919-21, now also…

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