Hwiid, Andreas Christian

Hwiid, Andreas Christian a Danish Orientalist, was born Oct. 20, 1749, at Copenhagen. He was highly educated, and enjoyed great advantages by travel in foreign countries. Thus from 1777 to 1780 he spent in Germany, especially at Gittingen, where he studied under the celebrated Michaelis and Heyne, and in Italy, where he enjoyed the society of several cardinals, although a Protestant in belief. On his return he was appointed professor at the Royal College. He died May 3,1788. Hwiid wrote Specimen meditce Versionis Arabico-Samaritance Pentateuchi (Romans 1780, 4to): — Libellus criticus de indole codicis MSS. N.T. biblioth. Caesareo Vindobonensis (Cop. 1785). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé 25:688.

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