Walter Bruno Henning
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9892-4;
Walter Bruno Henning (August 26, 1908—January 8, 1967) was a scholar of Middle Iranian languages and literature, especially of the corpus discovered by the Turpan expeditions of the early 20th century.Walter Henning was born in Ragnit, then in East Prussia, but grew up in Koslin, in Pommerania on the Baltic coast.Henning initially attended the University of Gottingen to study mathematics, and although he would soon choose to study Iranian languages instead, he would maintain an interest in mathematics for the rest of his life. At Gottingen, Henning was—together with Walther Hinz, Kai Barr and Hans Jakob Polotzky—among the last group of students of Friedrich Carl Andreas, chairman of the faculty for West-Asian languages, acknowledged authority on Middle Iranian literature and guiding force behind the analysis of the Turpan manuscripts.
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