HOLLER, Helmuth Peter. Holstein 8.6.1871 — 19??. Rev. U.S. (German-born) Missionary in India. Studies at Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. In 1895 came to the U.S.A. Ordained Lutheran priest 1896. Two years minister in Nebraska, then 1897-1900 Principal of Rajahmundry Seminary. Back from India he was Professor and Principal of the “Oriental University” in Washington DC, a correspondence school founded by him in 1904, closed 1924 as it was found out to be a diploma mill. Self-made “Bishop Theodolithos” 1905. In 1927 condemned to prison for two years for fraud. Married.
Publications: Telugu Nighantuvulu, containing Telugu–English and English–Telugu Dictionary. 22+60+39 p. Rajahmundry 1900.
– The student’s manual of Indian-Vedic-Sanskrit-Prakrit-Pali literature. 104 p. Rajahmundry 1901.
– Religious books about his self-invented Theomonism.
Sources: Stray notes in Internet, esp. One Thousand American Men of Mark of To-Day. Chicago 1916, 895f.
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