ANTONESCU, Teohari. Bucharest 1.9.1866 — Iaşi 11.1.1910. Romanian Historian and Classical Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Petru A. Student of Al. Obolescu, further studies in Paris (diplom of É.P.H.É. 1892, with a study on Greek vase painting), Heidelberg and Berlin. Returned in Romania in 1894, he first taught Greek at schools in Bucharest. Then Professor of Archaeology at the University of Iaşi.
– Articles in the periodical Convorbiri Literare on Upanishadic philosophy (“Filozofia Upanişadelor”, 28, 1894) and on Buddhism and the nirvāṇa (“Budismul şi Nirvana”, 37, 1903).
Sources: Dictionar enciclopedic romin 1, Bucureşti 1962; Dicţionarul literaturii Române de la origini pînà la 1900. Bucharest 1979, 45f. (with a photo and ref. to Romanian sources); S.N. Ionescu, Who was who in 20th century Romania. N.Y. 1994; V. Banateanu, “First Indianists of … Rumania, Indo-Asian Culture 7:3, 1959, 280 & Vi.-Bh. Quart. 27, 1961-62, 248; briefly in *Romanian Wikipedia.
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