F B J Kuiper
1907 – 2003
Who was F B J Kuiper?
Franciscus Bernardus Jacobus Kuiper was a distinguished scholar in Indology, and "one of the last great Indologists of the past century ... His very innovative work covers virtually all the fields of Indo-Iranian and Indo-Aryan philology, linguistics, mythology and theater, as well as Indo-European, Dravidian, Munda and Pan-Indian linguistics".
Kuiper was born in The Hague, in the Netherlands, studied Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and Indo-European linguistics at Leiden University, and in 1934 completed his doctoral thesis on the nasal presents in Sanskrit and other Indo-European languages. After 5 years as a high school teacher of Latin and Greek at the lyceum of Batavia, Indonesia, in 1939 he was appointed Professor of Sanskrit at Leiden University.
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- Jul 7, 1907
- Also known as
- Franciscus Bernardus Jacobus Kuiper
- Leiden University
- Nov 14, 2003
on July 23, 2013