Deussen, Paul

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Deussen, Paul Gender: M
Paul Jakob Deussen
born on 7 January 1845 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Oberdreis, Germany, 50n3745, 7e3951
Timezone LMT m7e3951 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 16°44' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°54 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 13°37'

Paul Deussen


German Orientalist and Sanskrit scholar who 'Sanskritised' his name to ‘Deva-Sena’ as a mark of his admiration for Hinduism. Strongly influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer, Deussen was a friend of Friedrich Nietzsche and Swami Vivekananda. In 1911, he founded the Schopenhauer Society (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft). Professor Deussen was the first editor, in 1912, of the scholarly journal Schopenhauer Yearbook (Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch). He died on July 6, 1919, aged 74, in Kiel, Germany.



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Mein Leben (Erweiterte Ausgabe)" [My Life (Extended Edition)] by Paul Deussen (Jazzybee, 2012), p. 1850: "So war die Umgebung des Orts, an welchen ich am 7. Januar 1845 kurz vor 3 Uhr morgens leicht und glücklich ins Leben trat und am 24. Januar auf die Namen Paul Jakob getauft wurde ... in Oberdreis.

Abridged translation: I was born in Oberdreis on January 7, 1845 at 3 o'clock in the morning and baptized on 24 January with the names Paul Jakob.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist (Orientalist)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Sanskrit scholar)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer