SCHWARTZ, Christian Friedrich

SCHWARTZ (Swartz), Christian Friedrich. Sonnenburg/Prussia (now Slońsk in Poland) 22.10.1726 — Tanjore (Tañcāvūr) 13.2.1798. German Missionary in India. Son of Georg S., a baker master. Educated in Sonnenburg and Küstrin, then studies at Halle University. In Halle assisted Schultz in editing the Tamil Bible. Ordained 1749 in Copenhagen and went…

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SCHUBERT, Johannes

SCHUBERT, Johannes. Annaberg/Sächs. Erzgebirge 7.9.1896 — Leipzig 2.8.1976. German (East) Tibetan and Mongolian Scholar. Professor in Leipzig. Educated in Plauen, participated in WW I and matriculated only 1920. In 1920-22 studies of theology and philology at Leipzig and, after a break, Sinology (under Conrady and Erkes), Tibetan (Weller) and Turcology (A.…

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PISCHEL, Richard

PISCHEL, Richard. Breslau 13. or 18.1.1849 — Madras 26.12.1908. German Indologist. Professor in Kiel, Halle and Berlin. After school in Breslau studied Sanskrit (under Stenzler) and classical philology at Breslau. Ph.D. 1870 Breslau. After the war further studies at Berlin and in 1872-73 in London, studying manuscripts. PD 1874 Breslau.…

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NEUMANN, Karl Eugen

NEUMANN, Karl Eugen. Vienna 18.10.1865 — Vienna 18.10.1915. Austrian Indologist (Buddhist Scholar) and Bauddha. Living in Vienna. Son of Angelo N., conductor of an orchestra, originally from Prague, Roman catholic. Went to school in Leipzig where his family was then living. After commercial school travelled in England and Italy in…

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MODE, Heinz

MODE, Heinz Adolf. Berlin 15.8.1913 — Halle 6.6.1992. German (East) Indologist and Art Historian. Professor in Halle. Son of pharmacist Hugo Mode and Erna Kassel. Gymnasium in 1919-31, then studies of art history, archaeology, ethnology, prehistory and Indology at Berlin. As jew forced to emigrate. From 1933 studies at Colombo…

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MEYER, Johann Jakob

MEYER, Johann Jakob. Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan 25.4.1870 — Chur 2.4.1939. German (U.S.) Indologist. Born in an outlying German colony in a poor and big family of German immigrants, parents Johann Michael M., of Franconian origin, and Anna Katharina Engel. He was able to enter college rather late, but learned…

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MANSION, Joseph

MANSION, Joseph. Ghent 9.1.1877 — Liège 8.11.1937. Belgian Linguist. Professor in Liège. Son of the mathematician Paul M. (1844–1919). After school in Gand he studied in 1894-99 classical philology and law at Université de Gand where he also learnt Sanskrit under La Vallée Poussin. Ph.D. 1899 or 1904 in classical…

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LEYEN, Friedrich von der

LEYEN, Friedrich von der. Bremen 19.8.1873 — Kirchseeon bei München 8.6.1966. German Germanist and Scholar of Folk Literature and Narrative Traditions. Son of Alfred v.d.L. (1844–1934, lawyer and official) and Luise Kapp (1852–1908). Studies at Marburg, Leipzig and Berlin. Ph.D. 1894 Berlin, in Old German literature. PD 1899 Munich, also…

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LEHMANN, Erich Arno

LEHMANN, Erich Arno. Dresden 23.5.1901 — Halle 21.4.1984. German Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Professor in Halle. After Lutheran missionary seminary in Leipzig in 1926–34 worked as a missionary teacher of Leipzig Mission at Shirkali in Tamilnadu and was encouraged to start the study of classical Tamil literature by Schomerus…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as minister’s son, of a merchant family from Bergen, educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S. Bugge) at Christiania (Oslo), became interested in Indology…

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