Ernst Förstemann cover

photo credits: CC-PD-Mark

Ernst Förstemann

German historian, archivist and librarian

1822   -   1906

country of citizenship: Germany
occupation: librarian, writer, archivist, historian

Ernst Wilhelm Förstemann (Danzig, September 18, 1822 – Charlottenburg, November 4, 1906) was a German historian, mathematician, doctor of linguistics, librarian, and director of the Saxon State Library (German: Sächsische Landesbibliothek) in Dresden. He is known as a founder of onomastics and folk etymology studies in Germany, and also for his seminal contributions made in the early years of Mayanist research, towards the decipherment and understanding of calendrical elements in the pre-Columbian Maya script.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia

Welcome on Inventaire

the library of your friends and communities
learn more
Feedback
you are offline