Westergaard, Niels Ludwig

Westergaard, Niels Ludwig a Danish Orientalist, was born Oct. 27,1815. at Copenhagen, where he also commenced his linguistic 'studies, which he continued from 1838 to 1839 at Bonn, Paris, London, and Oxford. From 1841 to 1844 he traveled through India and Persia, and after his return was appointed in the latter year professor of Indian philology at Copenhagen, where he died, Sept. 9, 1878. Of his writings we mention, Radices Linguce Sanscritae (Bonn, 1841): — Sanscrit Formlaere, together with Sanskrit Laesebog (Copenh. 1846). He also published the critical edition of the Zendavesta (ibid. 1854): — and the Bundehesh (ibid. 1851). His two treatises De aldste Tidsrum i den indiske Historic and Buddhas Dsaar: (ibid. 1860) have been translated into German (Breslau, 1862). (B. P.)

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