Jaan Puhvel

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Date of Birth January 24, 1932
Place of Birth Estonia
Age 89 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Jaan Puhvel is an Estonian-American Indo-Europeanist. As a student of Georges Dumezil, he also specializes in comparative mythology.

About Jaan Puhvel

An Estonian-American, Indo-Europeanist who is best known for his Hittite Etymological Dictionary.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia.


He was a student of French philologist Georges Dumezil.

Family Life

His brother Martin Puhvel is also a linguist.


He was born in the same country as fellow linguist Jakob Hurt.

Information related to Jaan Puhvel

  • Linguists from Estonia
  • Mythographers
  • Indo-Europeanists
  • Estonian World War II refugees
  • American linguists
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Latest information about Jaan Puhvel updated on February 27, 2021.

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