Burnouf, Eugene, the son of Jean Louis Burnouf, an eminent classical scholar, was born at Paris in 1801. He devoted himself to Oriental studies, and in 1826 brought out his Essai sur le Pali. The newly-discovered Zend manuscripts next claimed his attention, and he published the Vendidad Sade and his Commentaires sur le Yacna between 1829 and 1843. Meanwhile he had been appointed professor of Sanscrit in the College de France, and in 1840 began to bring out the text of the Bhagavata Parana with a translation. His last works were Introduction a l'Histoire du Bouddhisme Indien, and Le Lotus de la Bonne Loi. He died in 1852.