Rosen, Friedrich Augustus
Rosen, Friedrich Augustus, a celebrated Oriental scholar, was born in Hanover, Sept. 2, 1805, and entered Leipsic University in 1822, where he devoted himself to the study of the Biblico-Oriental languages. He went to Berlin in 1824, and studied Sanskrit under Bopp. He was subsequently called to the London University as professor of Oriental literature, which professorship he resigned in 1831, and devoted himself to study and writing. As secretary of the Asiatic Society, he conducted its entire foreign correspondence. Rosen died in London, Sept. 12, 1837. His first work was Radios Sanskrit (Berlin, 1827). He edited the Arabic Handbooks of Algebra, by Mohammed ben- Musa (Lond. 1831), wrote Oriental articles for the Penny Cyclopaedia, and revised the Sanskrit-Bengali Dictionary of Houghton (ibid. 1835). In 1836 he began to publish Hymns of the Rig-Veda, but left it unfinished. It was published by the Asiatic Society under the title Rigveda-Sanhita, Liber Primus, Sanscrite et Latine (ibid. 1838).