Fück, Johann

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Fück, Johann Gender: M
Johann Wilhelm Fück
born on 8 July 1894 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°12' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°43 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°49'


German Orientalist, an important early researcher into the language of the Quran, along with Karl Vollers and Régis Blachère.

Starting in 1913, Fück studied classical and Semitic philology at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg and Goethe University Frankfurt. From 1919 to 1921 he was a member of the German National People's Party. His promotion took place in 1921 as part of the Orientalist Seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt, where he had lectureships in Hebrew language from 1921 to 1930, and in Arabic philology and Islamic studies from 1935 to 1938. He attained his habilitation in 1929. In the interim from 1930 to 1935, he was a professor at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 1938 Fück went back to Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg where he remained until his retirement in 1962. In Halle he was also the director of the library of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (German Oriental Society).

Fück died on 24 November 1974 in Halle, aged 80.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist