The New International Encyclopædia/Hillebrandt, Alfred
HILLEBRANDT, Alfred (1853—). A German Sanskrit scholar, born at Grossnädlitz. He studied at Breslau and Munich, and became professor in the former university. His especial branch of study is Vedic mythology. Varuna und Mitra (1877) was a prologue to his great work Vedische Mythologie (1891-1902). Hillebrandt also wrote: Das altindische Neu- und Vollmondsopfer (1880); Vedachrestomathie (1885), a section on religious antiquities in Buhler's Grundriss der indo-arischen Philologie und Altertumskunde (1897); and Alt-Indien, Kulturgeschichtliche Skizzen (1899).