|Born||25 January 1920|
|Died||6 March 2011 (aged 91)|
Dina Ullendorff (m. 1943)
|Thesis||The Relationship of the Modern Semitic Ethiopian Languages to Ethiopic (Ge?ez) (1952)|
|Doctoral advisor||G. R. Driver|
|Notable students||Hugh Pilkington|
|Notable works||The Ethiopians (1966)|
Ullendorff was first lecturer, and then Reader, in Semitic Languages at the University of St Andrews (1950-1959), Professor of Semitic Languages at the University of Manchester (1959-1964). From 1964 to 1979, he was professor Ethiopic at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and then professor Semitic Studies from 1979 to 1982. Prior to his death in 2011, Ullendorff was Professor Emeritus at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Ullendorff married Dina Noack in 1943. She provided lifelong support for his academic research and translated Melanie Oppenhejm's 'Theresienstadt' under her own name. Dina Ullendorff died in 2019.
Edward Ullendorff died on 6 March 2011.
The British Academy has established the "Edward Ullendorf Medal", so that beginning in 2012 it is "awarded annually for scholarly distinction and achievements in the field of Semitic Languages and Ethiopian Studies."
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