Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Benfey, Theodor, was born in 1809 at Gottingen, where he became professor of Sanskrit and comparative philology. His contributions to the science of language include an edition of the Hymns of the Sama Veda, a Handbook of Sanskrit, and treatises on the Egyptian and Cuneiform inscriptions, with other works. He died in 1881.