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Franklin Edgerton

Born: Jul 24, 1885

Death: Dec 7, 1963

Birthplace: Le Mars

Nationality: United States

Franklin Edgerton

Date of Birth : Jul 24, 1885
Date of Death : Dec 7, 1963
Birth Place : Le Mars

Franklin Edgerton was an American linguistic scholar. He was Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology at Yale University and visiting professor at Benares Hindu University. Between 1913 and 1926, he was the Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Pennsylvania. He is well known for his exceptionally literal translation of the Bhagavad Gita which was published as volume 38-39 of the Harvard Oriental Series in 1944. He also edited the parallel edition of four recensions of the Simhasana Dvatr?sika, and a reconstruction of the original Sanskrit text of the Panchatantra.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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