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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ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy) Keltse

ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy) Keltse, Poland 19.9.(1.10.)1866 — Borovoe, Kazakhstan 18.3.1942. Russian Indologist, specialist of Buddhism. Name is somewhat problematic, but according to Russian colleagues (Vasil’kov) -koj (instead of -kij) seems well attested. Born in Poland where his father was a civil servant of the Russian Government, he grew…

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ROZENBERG, Otton Ottonovič

ROZENBERG, Otton Ottonovič (Otto Rosenberg). Friedrichstadt, Kurland (Jaunjelgava, Latvia) 7.7.1888 — Tallinn 26.11.1919. Russian Buddhologist. Son of city archivist Otto R. and Augusta Weidenbaum. Grew up and matriculated (1905) in St.Petersburg. Studied Sanskrit (under Ščerbatskoj) and Chinese at St.Petersburg, graduated 1910. Further studies at Bonn (Jacobi) and Berlin (i.al. Japanese…

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POLEY, Karl August Ludwig (Louis)

POLEY, Karl August Ludwig (Louis). Crottorf, Halberstadt 180? — Deutsch-Altenburg 14.8. 1885. German Indologist. Illegitimate son of German judicial officer Poley and, according to his own, perhaps not too reliable, account, a Frenchwoman. He also gave his year of birth as 1812, but this was probably because he was slightly…

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PLATNER, Samuel Ball

PLATNER, Samuel Ball. Unionville, Conn. 4.12.1863 — at sea 20.8.1921 (or 13.8.). U.S. Classical Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Son of William Pl., a factory owner, and Emily Childs Ball, brother of theologian J. W. Pl. (1865–1921). Studies at Yale (A.B. 1883, Ph.D. 1885), further studies 1889-90 at Berlin and Bonn. Taught…

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NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph

NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Ath 13.6.1816 — Leuven 23.5.1893. Belgian Indologist and Oriental Scholar. Professor in Louvain. Son of a merchant, family moved early to Lille where he went to the school. From 1834 among the first students at Louvain, just reestablished as a catholic university, studied classical philology, Hebrew and Syriac.…

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MUNK, Salomon

MUNK, Salomon. Gross-Glogau, Silesia (now Glogów, Poland) 2.5.1802 — Paris 5/6.2.(14.5.?)1867. German Oriental Scholar in France. Professor in Paris. Born in a Jewish family in Prussian Silesia, son of a poor synagogue servant, educated at Rabbinical school in Gross-Glogau and in Berlin. Despite of poverty succeeded to start studies at…

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MISTELI, Franz

MISTELI, Franz. Aesch, Solothurn 11.3.1841 — Brunnen 6.10.1903. Swiss IE, Indo-Iranian and Classical Scholar. Professor in Basel. After Canton School of Solothurn studies at Zürich, Bonn, Geneva, and Paris. Schoolteacher at gymnasium in St.Gallen in 1865-72 and in Solothurn in 1872-77. From 1873 PD für Sanskrit und Sprachvergleichung at Bern.…

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MIRONOV, Nikolaj D

MIRONOV, Nikolaj Dmitrievič. St.Petersburg 25.9.(13.9.)1880 — Ariana, Tunisia 1936. Russian Indologist. After Gymnasium in St.Petersburg in 1891-98 studies at univer­sity there in 1898-99, and in Germany: 1899-1901 at Strassburg under Hübschmann and Leumann, 1901-02 at Berlin under Geldner, Sieg and Pischel, 1902-03 at Bonn under Jacobi. Ph.D. 1903 Strassburg. In…

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MIRONAS, Ričardas

MIRONAS, Ričardas. Zaysan, Kazakhstan 5.4.1908 — Vilnius 26.4.1979. Lithuanian Linguist and Classical Philologist interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Vilnius. Graduated 1933 from Kaunas University, then studied Indology at Sorbonne. From 1935 schoolteacher in Kaunas and Vilkaviškis. From 1944 Assistant Instructor, from 1946 Associate Professor at Kaunas University, from 1950 Professor…

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