SCHUBRING, Walter

SCHUBRING, Julius Hermann Walther (Walter). Lübeck 10.12.1881 — Hamburg 13.4.1969. German Indologist. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Julius S., a classical scholar and the director of Realgymnasium Katharineum in Lübeck, and Anna Nagel, learnt classical languages at home and Sanskrit as a schoolboy. Matriculated in 1900 from Katharineum and began…

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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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SCHAEDER, Hans Heinrich

SCHAEDER, Hans Heinrich. Göttingen 31.1.1896 — Göttingen 13.3.1957. German Iranian and Semitic Scholar. Professor in Berlin and Göttingen. Son of Erich S. (1861–1936; Professor of Theology at Göttingen 1896-99, Kiel 1899-1918, and Breslau). Interrupted school in Kiel and joined the army as voluntary, served in France, Lithuania and Transylvania. Even…

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ROTH, Walter Rudolf (von)

ROTH, Walter Rudolf (von). Stuttgart 3.4.1821 — Tübingen 23/24.6.1895. German Indologist. Professor in Tübingen. Son of an official, in a family of Lutheran priests and teachers, lost his father in the age of 13, but was cared for by the family. Studies of theology at Tübingen, also learnt Seand Sanskrit…

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ROSEN, Friedrich August

ROSEN, Friedrich August. Hannover 2.9.1805 — London 12.9.1837. German Indologist and Oriental Scholar in the U.K. Professor in London. Son of Friedrich Ballhorn R. (1774–1845), a lawyer and juridical author, and Charlotte Eisendecher (d. 1818), brother of the diplomat and Arabic scholar Georg Rosen (1820–1891). After gymnasium in Göttingen started…

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PEILE, John.

PEILE, John. Whitehaven, Cumberland 24.4.1837 — Cambridge 12.2.1907. British Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of Williamson Peile, F.G.S., and Elizabeth Hodgson, lost his father in the age of four. Educated at Repton School, at St.Beas and from 1856 at Christ’s College, Cambridge. B.A. 1860, M.A. 1863. From 1860 Fellow of…

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NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard

NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard. Innsbruck 26.5.1899 — Princeton N.J. 19.2.1990. Austrian Historian of Astronomy and Mathematics in the U.S.A. Son of Rudolph N. In 1917 he left Akad. Gymnasium, Graz, to join the army and thus obtained his matriculation without examination in classical languages in which the mathematically and technically minded…

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MONIER-WILLIAMS, Monier

MONIER-WILLIAMS, Monier. Bombay 12.11.1819 — Cannes, France 11.4. 1899. Sir. British Indologist. Professor in Oxford. Third son of Colonel M. W. (R.E., Surveyor-General in Bombay Presidency, 24 years in India). Sent to England in 1822 he was educated in Chelsea and Brighton, then at King’s College School in London. In…

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MEYER, Leo

MEYER, Leo. Bledeln near Sarstedt (Hannover) 3.7.1830 — Göttingen 6.10.1910. German IE Scholar in Estonia. Professor in Dorpat. Son of Carl Friedrich M., a minister, and Jeanette Schlüter. After Lyceum in Hannover and Holzminden in 1844-48, studies at Göttingen, of German, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit (under Benfey), in 1855 also…

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MENSCHING, Gustav

MENSCHING, Gustav. Hannover 6.5.1901 — Düren-Lendersdorf 30.9.1978. German Theologian and Scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Gustav M. (1869–1906), farmer and trader, and Johanna Schubart (1874–1956; Anna Vogler of Wikipedia is his grandmother). Studies of theology (Luth.), comparative religion, Indology and philosophy at Göttingen (1920-21) and Marburg,…

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