Joseph Maria Stowasser

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Joseph Maria Stowasser (born March 10, 1854 in Opava , Austrian Silesia , † March 24, 1910 in Vienna ) was an Austrian teacher and classical philologist .


The son of a pharmacist studied ancient languages ​​in Vienna from 1872 to 1876 and joined the Oppavia association, which was later transformed into the Silesian Academic Landsmannschaft Oppavia . After graduating, Stowasser became a high school teacher in Freistadt and Vienna.


Among Stowassers publications in Upper Austrian dialect translated Greek epigrams , the Greek translated Upper Austrian "Gstanzln" ( Greek Schnadahüpfeln , 1903) and a Latin -English dictionary (1894). The latter appeared in numerous editions, became a widespread school dictionary and achieved the status of a classic as “Der Stowasser”. For a long time the German words were set in Fraktur in order to set them apart from the Latin words that were set in Antiqua .

The Kleine Stowasser , which was edited by Michael Petschenig after Stowasser's death and first appeared in 1913 and was published until 1991, was particularly popular as a school dictionary . For the centenary in 1994, the first edition of the dictionary, reworked by Fritz Lošek and now titled Stowasser , appeared, the cover of which was designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser . In 2016 the Stowasser was last completely revised and modernized.


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  1. Bach systems sro: Digital Archive - Regional Archives Opava. Accessed December 14, 2017 .
  2. Hans Fischl: Joseph Maria Stowasser . In: Education and Teaching . Österreichischer Bundesverlag, o. O. 1954, p. 129.
  3. a b c Stowasser, Joseph Maria (1854-1910) . On: