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Jaan Puhvel is an Estonian comparative linguist and comparative mythologist specializing in Indo-European studies. Born in Estonia, Puhvel fled with his family in 1944 after the Soviet Union occupied the Baltic states and eventually moved to Canada. Get a PhD. in Comparative Linguistics at Harvard University, he became Professor of Classical Linguistics, Indo-European Studies and Hittite at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he founded the Center for the Study of Myths and Folklore. Comparisons and is chair of the Classics department. . Puhvel is the founder of the Hittite Etiology Dictionary and author and publisher of a number of works on Proto-Indo-European mythology and Proto-Indo-European society.
BornJanuary 24, 1932, Tallinn, Estonia
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Alma materMcGill University, Harvard University
Academic advisorsGeorges Dumézil, Stig Wikander
Notable studentsC. Scott Littleton, Donald J. Ward
Notable awardsOrder of the White Star, Third Class (2001)

About Jaan Puhvel

Linguist Jaan Puhvel was born on January 24, 1932 in Estonia (He's 91 years old now).

He is well known for his Hittite Etymological Dictionary. He is an Estonian-American Indo-Europeanist.

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Jaan Puhvel before becoming famous

Jaan Puhvel was born in the Zodiac sign Aquarius (The Water-Bearer), and 1932 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Monkey (猴).

Tallinn, Estonia, is where he was born and reared.

Achievement of Jaan Puhvel

He was a student of Georges Dumezil, a French philologist.

Jaan Puhvel's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Martin Puhvel, his brother, is also a linguist.

Jaan Puhvel Collabed with

He was born in the same country as Philosopher Jakob Hurt, another linguist.

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Latest information about Jaan Puhvel updated on March 17 2023.