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Bloomfield, Maurice

Born: 1855 AD
Died: 1928 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Philologist

1855 – Bloomfield was born on 23rd of February in Bielitz, Austrian Silesia (Poland). American Sanskrit scholar.

1867 – He went to the United States, and ten years later graduated from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.

         – Studied Sanskrit at Yale, under W. D. Whitney, and at Johns Hopkins University.

1881 – Worked as associate professor and was promoted professor of Sanskrit and comparative philology.

1896 – Princeton University bestowed the LL.D. degree upon him.

1890 – He was first to edit the Kauika-Sutra.

1897 – He translated, for Max Müller’s Sacred Books of the East, the Hymns of the Atharva-Veda.

1899 – Contributed to the Buhler-Kielhorn Grundriss der indo-arischen Philologie und Altertumskunde the section The Atharva-Veda and the Gopatha Brahmana.

1905 – Published ‘Cerberus, the Dog of Hades’, a study in comparative mythology.

1907 – Published the Harvard Oriental series, ‘A Vedic Concordance’.

1908 – Appeared "The Religion of the Veda".

1916 – Published Life and Stories of the Jarna Savior Paravanatha and a work on the Rig Veda.

1928 – Maurice Bloomfield died on 12th of June.