Henry Albert Schultens

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Hendrik Albert Schultens (1749-1793)

Hendrik Albert Schultens (25 February 1749 – 12 August 1793) was a third generation Dutch linguist.

Life[edit]

Shultens was born in Herborn. He was the son of Jan Jacob Schultens, orientalist and professor at Leiden University and Suzanna Amalia Schramm, and was the grandson of Albert Schultens. [1] Schultens studied orientalism in Leiden. He traveled to England and studied at Wadham College, Oxford,[2] where he became Magister Artium, honoris causa, in 1773. He became professor in Eastern languages, first in Amsterdam, and then in Leiden. He married Catharina Elisabeth de Sitter.

Schultens published a translation (to Latin) and edition of Persian scholar Al-Zamakhshari, "Anthologia sententiarum Arabicarum: Cum scholiis Zamachsjarii" (1772).[3] He was also the author of an edition of ancient Eastern fables, "Pars versionis arabicae libri Colailah wa Dimnah, sive Fabularum Bidpai philosophi Indi" (1786).[4]

He died in Leiden in 1793.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ "Alumni oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, vol.4". 
  3. ^ Google Books Anthologia sententiarum Arabicarum: Cum scholiis Zamachsjarii
  4. ^ WorldCat Title Pars versionis arabicae libri Colailah wa Dimnah, etc.
Attribution

 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Schultens". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.