Sigismund Wilhelm Koelle
life and work
He joined the Basel Mission House in 1841 , but switched to the Church Missionary Society (CMS) as early as 1845 . In 1847 he is in Sierra Leone and collects language material while teaching. In 1855 he was accepted as a corresponding member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences .
His main work, Polyglotta Africana, is considered to be pioneering work in comparative linguistic research of African languages.
- Narrative of an expedition into the Vy country of West Africa and the discovering of a system of syllabic writing recently invented by the narratives of Vy , London 1849.
- Hartmut Lohmann: Kölle, Sigismund Wilhelm. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 4, Bautz, Herzberg 1992, ISBN 3-88309-038-7 , Sp. 259-261.
|SURNAME||Koelle, Sigismund Wilhelm|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kölle, Sigismund Wilhelm|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Missionary and linguist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 14, 1820|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Cleebronn|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 18, 1902|
|Place of death||London|