LEUMANN, Ernst

LEUMANN, Ernst. Berg, Thurgau 11.4.1859 — Freiburg i.B. 24.4.1931. Swiss Indologist and Pioneer of Khotan Saka Studies in Germany. Professor in Strassburg and Freiburg. Son of Konrad Leumann, a Swiss country priest, brother —> Julius L. At Frauenfeld Cantonal School in 1877-78 Fr. Haag instigated him to comparative IE studies.…

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LEITNER, Gottlieb Wilhelm

LEITNER, Gottlieb Wilhelm. Pest 14(17?).10.1840 — Bonn 22.3.1899. Austro-Hungarian Indologist and Anthropologist in the U.K. and India. Professor in Lahore. Born as son of Leopold Saphir, a physician in Austrian family living in Hungary. Father died early and his mother, Marie Henriette Herzberg, remarried Johann Moritz Leitner and moved in…

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LEHMANN, Johannes Edvard

LEHMANN, Johannes Edvard. Copenhagen 19.8.1862 — Copenhagen 23.3.1930. Danish Scholar of Comparative and Iranian Religion. Professor in Lund (Sweden). Son of Heinrich L. (1815–1890), a medical Professor in a family of officials with German origin, and Signe Mackeprang. Matriculated in 1880 in Copenhagen, then studies of theology (under F. Buhl)…

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HOFFMANN, Ernst Lothar

HOFFMANN, Ernst Lothar (Lama Anagarika Govinda). Waldheim, Sachsen 14.1.1898 — Mill Valley, California 14.1.1985. German Bauddha. Son of a German father, the owner of a cigar factory, and Bolivian mother, who died when he was three. Became early interested in Buddhism through Schopenhauer. Matriculated in Hannover, in WW I served…

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JÜLG, Bernhard

JÜLG, Bernhard. Oberkirch, Baden 20.8.1825 — Innsbruck 14.8.1886. German Oriental and Classical Scholar in Austria. Professor in Cracow and Innsbruck. Born in a Catholic farmer family, son of Bernhard J. and Antonie Teut (Horst), educated from 1839 in Offenburg, 1843-44 in Mannheim. In 1844-45 studied classical philology at Heidelberg, 1845-47…

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GUETH, Anton Walter Florus

GUETH, Anton Walter Florus (Nyānatiloka Mahāthera). Wiesbaden 19.2.1878 — Colombo/Ceylon 28.5.1957. German Bauddha and Buddhist scholar in Sri Lanka. Son of Anton G., principal of gymnasium, and Paula Auffahrt. Studies of music and composition in Frankfurt and Paris, became early acquainted with Buddhism. His work as a violinist brought him…

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GRIMM, Georg

GRIMM, Georg. Rollhofen bei Nürnberg 28.2.1868 — Utting am Ammersee 26.8.1945. German Bauddha. Son of a smith, according to the wish of his parents started study of catholic theology in order to become a priest, but broke up and moved to Law Department. After graduating interested in Schopenhauerr and, with…

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GILES, Peter

GILES, Peter. Strichen, Buchan dt., Aberdeenshire 20.10.1860 — Cambridge 17.9.1935. British Linguist and Classical Philologist. Reader in Cambridge. Son of Peter G., a factor, and Margret Eddie Brown. Educated at King’s College, from 1878 at Aberdeen University, from 1882 at Caius College, Cambridge. Studied classical and comparative linguistics and history.…

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FRIEDLÄNDER, Walter

FRIEDLÄNDER, Walter. Glogau, Niederschlesien (now Glogow in Poland) 10.3.1873 — New York 8.9. 1966. German Student of Indology, then Art Historian, later in the U.S.A. Studied Indology at Berlin, perhaps the last student of Weber. Ph.D. 1900 Berlin. Changed his subject and concentrated on art history. In 1907-11 at Prussian…

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FRANKE, Alwin Wilhelm Otto

FRANKE, Alwin Wilhelm Otto. Gernrode/Harz 27.9.1863 — Berlin 5.8.1946. German Sinologist (started with Indology). Son of the Burgermeister Friedrich F. (1831–1889; from 1876 director of a prison in Coswig) and Henriette Ziegler (1832–1917). In 1882-87 studies of history, soon also of Indology and law at Freiburg, Berlin, Göttingen and Kiel.…

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