The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Fausboll, Michael Viggo
Fausboll, Michael Viggo; s. of Rev. Christian Nissen Fausboll; b. 1821, in Jutland; educ; at a Latin Grammar School, Aarhus; and at Copenhagen University; studied Oriental languages under N. L. Westergaard (q.v.); University Gold Medallist, 1843; Assistant Librarian at the University Library, Copenhagen, 1871-78; Professor of Indian Philology and Sanskrit at that University, 1878 1902; Member of Royal Danish Society of Sciences, 1876; Bopps Prizeman, 1888; Hon. M.R.A S., 1890; Commander of the Order of Dannebrog, and possessor of the Silver Cross of that Order; founded the study of Pali in Europe, and is Kumaras the “Father of Pali study”. Publications: Dhammapadani, 1855; the Suttanipata, 1-2, 1885-94; the Jataka, 1-7, 1877 97; and An Indian Mythology according to the Mahabharata, 1902.