World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jan Rypka

Article Id: WHEBN0028191891
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jan Rypka  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kisai Marvazi, Qatran Tabrizi, Khaqani
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Jan Rypka

Jan Rypka, PhDr., Dr.Sc. (May 28, 1886, Kroměříž – December 29, 1968, Prague) was a prominent Czech orientalist, translator, professor of Iranology and Turkology at Charles University, Prague.

Jan Rypka was a participant in Ferdowsi Millenary Celebration in Tehran in 1934.

Early Life

Rypka's father owned a small business. As a child he was given the Arabian Nights. He described the book's effect on his life as breathing "mysterious forces there." After completing his schooling he enrolled at the University of Vienna. He graduated in Oriental studies. Then in 1910 he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic languages.[1]


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.