ABAEV, Vasilij (Vaso) Ivanovič

ABAEV, Vasilij (Vaso) Ivanovič (Oss. Abajty). Kobi, rajon Kazbeg, Georgia 15(28).12.1900 — Moscow 18.3.2001. Russian Iranian and Caucasian Scholar, himself of Ossetian Origin. Born in a village, in 1910-18 school in Tbilisi, then elementary school teacher in Kobi. From 1912 studied at the Oriental Faculty in St.Petersburg, graduated 1925 in Tbilisi,…

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PEAL, Samuel Edward

PEAL, Samuel Edward. 31.12.1834 — Moran, Sibsagar 29.7.1897. British Lay Ethnographer and Botanist. Originally an artist, in 1862 went to India and became a tea-planter in Sibsagar, Assam. As a planter he did not succeed well, but gained some fame with his biological and ethnographical studies. Like many of his…

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ZISTL, Karl G.

ZISTL, Karl G. 18?? — 195?. German. In Munich (1916 and still in the 1950s), 1928 mentioned as wiss. Hilfsarbeiter in the university library. Publications: Bibliography of E. Kuhn (Fs. 1916, xii-xxv); in the 1940s and 1950s collected the Indological bibliography in Idg. Jb. Sources: In Idg. Jb. 30, 1955 indicated with † as…

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ZINKGRÄF, Willy

ZINKGRÄF, Willy. Ludwigshafen am Rhein 23.10.1903 — 19??. German Student of Indology. Son of Friedrich Z. and Elisabeth Beinder. Gymnasium in Mannheim. Student of Walleser at Heidelberg as early as 1922, also studied Germanistics. In the 1930s worked at Walleser’s institute. Ph.D. 1939 Heidelberg. In 1940 living in Mannheim, 1952…

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ZOETE, Beryl Drusilla de

ZOETE, Beryl  Drusilla de. London 1879 — 4.3.1962. British Dance Teacher, Dance Critic and Dance Researcher, also a Translator. Born in a family of Dutch descent, daughter of Edward Frank de Z. and Drusilla Kent. Studied English at Somerville College, Oxford, graduated 1901. She worked as dance teacher concentrating on eurhytmics.…

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ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich

ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich. Kastellaun near Koblenz 11.12.1851 — Berlin 29.7.1910. German Indologist and Celtic Scholar. Professor in Greifswald and Berlin. Studied classics and Indology at Strassburg (Goldschmidt) and Tübingen (Roth), also Germanistics (Scherer) and Celtology (Windisch), strongly influenced by Weber. Ph.D. 1876 (?). PD 1878 Berlin. In 1881-1901 Professor of Sanskrit…

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ZIMIN, Aleksandr Semënovič

ZIMIN, Aleksandr Semënovič. Krasnoe Selo near St. Petersburg 11.(23.)8.1880 — Leningrad early 1942. Russian Indologist. Born in a peasant family, educated in St.Petersburg. After military medical school worked in 1897-1908 in hospitals of St.Petersburg and in Sestroreck nearby, but also passed high school studies. In 1909 left the army and began…

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ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman)

ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman). Odessa (now Ukraina) 25.5.1938 — Boston 25.6.1977. Russian Philosopher and Sociologist in the U.S.A. Son of Benjamin Z., an engineer-economist, and Riva Timaner, a physician. Studied engineering and meteorology in Odessa. In 1962-66 meteorogist of Ašhabad Airport in Turkmenistan. In 1962 befriended with —>…

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ZAJADACZ-HASTENRATH, Salome

ZAJADACZ-HASTENRATH, Salome  (née Hastenrath). Budapest 1932 — 4.6.1998. Hungarian (German) Art Historian. Daughter of German parents living in Hungary, grew up as bilingual, lost her father in 1944. The family returned to Rheinland and after matriculation there she studied in 1951-53 at Pedagogical Academy in Aachen, then teacherin Köln. From…

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ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton

ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton. 1923 — 10.3.1964. Romanian Buddhist and South-East Asian Scholar in France and the U.S.A. Left Romania in 1947, first to Paris. Studies at É.P.H.É. and E.L.O.V. Worked in C.N.R.S. From 1960 Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Oriental Religions at Columbia University in New York. He was ill and…

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