Koenraad Stanislaus Jan Marie de Vreese

1906 – 1992
Sanskrit, Pali, new and middle Indo-Aryan, Dravidian languages, Santali

Curriculum vitae

1906born in Gent (Belgium) on May 15
1919-1922gymnasium Erasmianum, Rotterdam
1924state examination gymnasium A, Rotterdam
1924-1930studied classical languages, Leiden University
1936PhD under supervision of J.Ph. Vogel, Leiden University
1930-1948teacher gymnasium in Delft
1948-1960deputy principal high school in Zaandam
1948-1963private lecturer Pali, Leiden
1960-1963professor (bijzonder), New-Indo-Aryan, University of Amsterdam
1963-1969extraordinary professor in New-Indo-Aryan, University of Amsterdam
1969-1981professor in Middle-, New-Indo-Aryan and Dravidian languages, University of Amsterdam
1981emeritus professor
1992died in Baarn on April 30


1936 Nīlamata or teachings of Nīla, Leiden. – PhD thesis Leiden.
1939 “Nāga-vereering in het Nīlamata,” abstract of a paper read at the ninth congress of Het Oostersch Genootschap, 12-14 april 1939, Leiden. Verslag van het negende congres, pp. 41-42.
1947 “Skt. Kūṭāgāra.” In: India antiqua: a volume of oriental studies presented by his friends and pupils to Jean Philippe Vogel, C.I.E. on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his doctorate, [Ed. by] Kern Institute –Leyden, Leyden, pp. 323-325.
1948 Het Milindapañha, Leiden. – Rede uitgesproken bij de opening zijner lessen in het Pali en zijn letterkunde op 16 november 1948.
Nala: episch verhaal uit het Mahābhārata, uit het Sanskrit vertaald door K. de Vreese, Leiden.
“The game of dice in ancient India (the vibhītaka game).” In: Orientalia Neerlandica: a volume of Oriental studies, published under the auspices of the Netherlands Oriental Society (Oostersch Genootschap in Nederland) on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its foundation (May 8th 1945) , Leiden, pp. 349-362.
1954 “Apabhraṃśa Studies (I).” JAOS 74: 1-5.
“Apabhraṃśa Studies (II).” JAOS 74: 142-146.
“A Dravidian turn in Apabhraṃśa.” JRAS 86: 35-42.
1955 “Did Middle Indian know an abl. sg. m. n. in ‘-am’?” BSOAS 17,2: 369-371.
1959 “Apabhraṃśa Studies (III).” JAOS 79: 7-16.
1960 De beoefening van de Nieuw-Indische talen, Leiden. – Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van Bijzonder Hoogleraar aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op maandag 21 november 1960.
“A Dravidian idiom in Apabhraṁśa.” In: H.L. Hariyappa and M.M. Patkar (eds), Professor P. K. Gode commemoration volume, Poona (Poona Oriental Series 93), pp. 101-105.
1961 “Apabhraṃśa Studies (IV).” JAOS 81: 13-21.
1962 Review of: S. Jha, The formation of the Maithilī language, London 1958. JAOS 82: 402-406.
1967 Meesters der Indische vertelkunst, bijeengebr. en vert., Amsterdam (Meesters der vertelkunst V 16).
1968 “Munda pronouns in new Indo-Aryan.” In: J.C. Heesterman e.a. (eds), Pratidānam: Indian, Iranian and Indo-European studies presented to Franciscus Bernardus Jacobus Kuiper, on his sixtieth birthday, Den Haag [etc.], pp. 359-361.
1971 Review of: G.H. Schokker, Pādatāḍitaka of Śyāmilaka, part 1: a text-critical edition, The Hague 1966 (Indo-Iranian monographs 9). IIJ 13,1: 44-47.
1972 “A Dravidian idiom in Singhalese.” In: J. Ensink and P. Gaeffke (eds), India Maior: congratulatory volume presented to J. Gonda, Leiden, pp. 232-238.
Review of: B. Kölver, Tuḷu texts with glossary: Dravidian tales from the South of India, Wiesbaden 1969. JAOS 92: 317-319.
1973 Review of: G. Srinivasa Varma, Vaagri boli: an Indo-Aryan language, Annamalainagar 1970. JAOS 93: 115-118.
Review of: T. Burrow and S. Bhattacharya, The Pengo language: grammar, texts and vocabulary, Oxford 1970. JAOS 93: 594-597.
Review of: Bh. Krishnamurti, Koṇḍa or Kūbi: a Dravidian language (texts, grammar and vocabulary), Hyderabad 1969. JAOS 93: 597-599.
1975 Review of: M.B. Emeneau, Toda songs, Oxford 1971. JAOS 95: 313-316.
Review of: S. Vaidyanathan, Indo-Aryan loanwords in Old Tamil, Madras 1971. JAOS 95: 316-318.
Review of: M.B. Emeneau, Dravidian linguistics, ethnology, and folktales: collected papers, Annamalainagar 1967. JAOS 95: 566-567.
Review of: S. Agesthialingom and S. Sakthivel, A Bibliography of Dravidian linguistics, Annamalainagar 1973. JAOS 95: 567.
1977 Review of: V. Kumari, The Nīlamata Purāṇa, vol. II: a critical edition and English translation, Srinagar 1973. JAOS 97: 554-556.
1980 “Dravidian idioms in later Pāli.” Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica 11: 179-222.
1982 “Remarks on three Old-Gujarātī Jaina Poems.” Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica 13: 233-240.
1989 “With reference to a first translation of a collection of Old Braj religious lyrics.” Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica 20: 231-240.
Review of: F. J. B. Kuiper, Gopālakelicandrikā: a Kṛṣṇa-play by Rāmakṛṣṇa, Amsterdam 1987. JAOS 109: 464-465.