Georg Rosen (1821–1891)

Georg Rosen.

Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Rosen (Born Ballhorn; 24 September 1820[1] in Detmold, Principality of Lippe – 29 October 1891 in Detmold) was a German (Lippe/Prussian) orientalist and diplomat.

BiographyEdit

He studied in Berlin and Leipzig. From 1844, he was a dragoman at the Prussian embassy in Constantinople. From 1853 he was the Prussian consul in Jerusalem.[2] From 1867 he was Consul General of the North German Confederation (from 1871, the German Empire) in Belgrade. In 1875, Rosen returned to Detmold, where, in May 1907, the Rosenstraße was named in his honor.[3]

Rosen was a friend of E. A. Wallis Budge. Budge, together with his wife, spent a prolonged visit to Rosen's home in 1885.[4]

FamilyEdit

The Orientalist Friedrich August Rosen was his brother; their father, Friedrich Ballhorn-Rosen, originating from Denmark, was Chancellor of the Principality of Lippe. Georg Rosen married Serena Anna (1830−1902), a painter, and daughter of the composer Ignaz Moscheles. By her he was father of Friedrich Rosen, also diplomat and for a short time German foreign minister, and Jelka Rosen, also a painter. His namesake grandson Georg Rosen (1895–1961) was also diplomat and helped organising the Nanking Safety Zone in 1937.

WorksEdit

  • "Rudimenta persica" (Leipzig, 1843)
  • "Über die Sprache der Lazen" (Lemgo, 1844)
  • "Ossetische Grammatik" (Lemgo, 1846).
  • "Tuti-nameh" (Leipzig, 1858, 2 vols)
  • "Das Haram zu Jerusalem und der Tempelplatz des Moria" (Gotha, 1866)
  • "Geschichte der Türkei vom Sieg der Reform 1826 bis zum Pariser Traktat 1856" (Leipzig, 1866–67, 2 vols.)
  • "Die Balkan-Haiduken" (Leipzig, 1878)
  • "Bulgarische Volksdichtungen, ins Deutsche übertragen" (Leipzig, 1879)

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Cf. Gregor Pelger (2005), "Rosen, Georg Friedrich Wilhelm", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 22, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 51–52; (full text online)
  2. ^ Zeev W. Sadmon, Die Gründung des Technions in Haifa im Lichte deutscher Politik: 1907–1920, Munich et al.: Saur, 1994, (=Einzelveröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission zu Berlin; vol. 78), p. 22. Simultaneously.: Trier, Univ., Diss. ISBN 3-598-23222-5.
  3. ^ Rüdiger Henke, Die Straßen der Detmolder Kernstadt, Ortsverein Detmold im Lippischen Heimatbund e.V., Detmold, 2013
  4. ^ Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, KT., M.A. & Litt.D. Cambridge, M.A. & D.Litt. Oxford, D.LiT. Durham, F.S.A. A NARRATIVE OF JOURNEYS IN EGYPT AND MESOPOTAMIA ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM BETWEEN THE YEARS 1886 AND 1913, journal in the library of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1920, p.159.
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