ILDEPHONSUS A PRAESENTATIONE

ILDEPHONSUS A PRAESENTATIONE (Joseph Igris). Skalitz/Szakolcza, Diocese Neutra, Hungary (now Skalica in Slovakia) 1724 — Mielec, Austrian Galicia (now Poland) 30.10. 1790. Father. Austrian (?) Carmelite Priest and Missionary in South India. Joined the order (its Polonian Province) in 1748 in Cracow. In 1756-59 studied at mission seminary, then sent to Malabar mission and arrived in Veerapoly in 1761. In 1768 visited Rome as eo. Procurator. Nominated Apostolic Visitor of Malabar in 1771, but declined. His last years he lived as Commissary and Provincial Vicar i Mielec, Eastern Galicia. According to his contemporaries knew Sanskrit.

Publications: Grammatica Malabarica. (Malayālam grammar). MS. 1768.

Alphabetum Samscrdamicum litteris Granthamicis cum Latina pronuntiatione earum. MS.

Sources: Thankappan Nair 1973, 130.

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