Adalbert Bezzenberger

Intro German philologist
A.K.A. Bezzenberger
Was Linguist Professor Educator Archaeologist Archivist
From Germany
Type Academia Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1851, Kassel, Germany
Death 31 October 1922, Königsberg, Prussia (aged 71 years)
Star sign Aries

Adalbert Bezzenberger Adalbert Bezzenberger (14 April 1851 – 31 October 1922) was a German philologist. He was born at Kassel and died at Königsberg. He is considered to be the founder of Baltic philology. He studied the Indo-Germanic languages at the universities of Göttingen and Munich. In 1874 he became lecturer at Göttingen and in 1879 professor of Sanskrit at the University of Königsberg. From 1890-91 he was rector of this university.

Published works

His principal works include: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Litauischen Sprache auf Grund litauischer Texte des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Göttingen: Peppmüller, 1877. Litauische Forschungen. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Sprache und des Volkstumes der Litauer, Göttingen: Peppmüller, 1882. Lettische Dialektstudien, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1885. Über der Sprache der Preußischen Letten, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1888. Die Kurische Nehrung und ihre Bewohner, Stuttgart: Engelhorn, 1889 (=Forschungen zur deutschen Landes- und Volkskunde; vols. 3-4) Sitzungsbericht der Altertumsgeschichte Prussia (1892) Analysen vorgeschichtlicher Bronzen Ostpreussens. An ihrem 60jährigen Stiftungstage dem Andenken ihres ehemaligen Vorsitzenden Georg Bujak gewidmet von der Altertumsgesellschaft Prussia, Königsberg: Gräfe & Unzer, 1904. (as editor) Beiträge zur Kunde der Indogermanischen Sprachen (1877-1906; as editor)

Sources

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

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