SCHURHAMMER, Georg

SCHURHAMMER, Georg. Unterglottertal/Südschwarzwald 25.9.1882 — Rome 2.11.1971. S.J. Father. German Historian of Catholic Missions in Asia, especially of Francisco Xavier. After theological studies at Freiburg i. B. joined the S.J. in 1903 and continued his studies in the Netherlands. In 1908 went to India as missionary and learned Marāṭhī. Ordained…

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SCHLEGEL, August Wilhelm von

SCHLEGEL, August Wilhelm von. Hannover 5.9.1767 — Bonn 12.5.1845. German Indologist, Classical Scholar and Art Historian. Professor in Bonn. Son of Johann Adolf S., priest and author, of and old cultural family, nephew of the poet Johann Elias S., himself started early the career of a poet. Brother of —>…

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ROCKHILL, William Woodville

ROCKHILL, William Woodville. Philadelphia, Pa. 1.4.1854 — Honolulu 8.12.1914. U.S. Diplomat, Traveller, Sinologist, and Tibetan Scholar. Lost his father when 1§3 and the mother settled in Paris to avoid the Civil War. Studies in Paris, in 1873 graduated from the military academy of St.Cyr. Apparently also studied Tibetan under Feer.…

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ROBINSON, Richard H.

ROBINSON, Richard H. Carstairs, Alberta 21.6.1926 — Madison 6.8.1970. Canadian Buddhist Scholar in the U.S.A. Professor in Madison. School in Carstairs, learnt Chinese from a Chinese friend. In 1944-47 studies of economics, French and German at Uni­ver­sity of Alberta (B.A. 1947), then Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and Sanskrit at S.O.A.S. (B.A.…

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RITTER, Pavlo Grigorovič (Pavel Grigor’evič Ritter)

RITTER, Pavlo Grigorovič (Pavel Grigor’evič Ritter). v s. Čutove, Poltava obl. 5.4.1872 — 17.4.1939. Ukrainian Indologist, Literary Historian, Critic, etc. Professor in Harkiv. Son of the manager of a landed estate. Studies at Harkiv under Ovsjaniko-Kulikovskij, mainly Slavic, but also Sanskrit. Graduated 1894. Further studies of Sanskrit in 1895-96 under…

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RHYS DAVIDS, Caroline Augusta Foley

RHYS DAVIDS, Caroline Augusta Foley. Wadhurst, East Sussex 27.12.1858 — Chipstead, Surrey 26.6.1942. British Indologist, Pāli and Buddhist Scholar. President of the P.T.S. Daughter of Rev. John Foley and Caroline Elizabeth Foley Windham, her brother, John Windham Foley (1848–1926) was missionary in India. Studies at University College, London (M.A. in…

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RENNEL, James

RENNEL, James. Chudleigh, Devonshire 3.12.1742 — London 29.3.1830. British Colonial Officer and Geographer in India. Son of Captain John R. (of artillery), who died in action soon after JR’s birth, educated at Chudleigh. He joined navy in 1756 and came to India as midshipman in Naval service in 1760, but…

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REINAUD, Joseph-Toussaint

REINAUD, Joseph-Toussaint. Lambesc (Provence) 4.12.1795 — Paris 14.5.1867. Abbé. French Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar. Professor in Paris. After seminary in Aix studied theology from 1814 in Paris, where he soon became student of Silvestere de Sacy. As secretary of de Portalis he continued his studies in 1818 in Rome.…

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REHATSEK, Edward

REHATSEK, Edward. Illack (now Ilok in Croatia) 3.7.1819 — Bombay 11.12.1891. Hungarian Oriental Scholar in India. Son of the forest inspector of princess Odescalchi, educated in Budapest and graduated civil engineer from Budapest University. Leaving Hungary in 1842 spent founr months in Paris and four years in the U.S.A. In…

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RAWLINSON, Hugh George

RAWLINSON, Hugh George. Middlesbrough 12.5.1880 — Isle of Wight ?.6.1957. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. Son of Rev. George R. and Evelyne Hearn. After classical studies at Cambridge, Emmanuel College, he joined Ceylon Educational Servive in 1903. Moving to India in 1908, he was Principal and Professor of…

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