POITIERS, Thomas de

POITIERS, Thomas de. 16?? — ?.4.1742. Father. French Capuchin Missionary in India. Arrived in India in the 1690s, in 1715 in Madras. Supérieur of Capuchin missions on Coromandel coast in Pondichérey from before 1733 until death. He was involved in the quarrels between Jesuits and Capuchins. Publications: Le Paganisme des Indiens…

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POGSON, Wredenhall Robert

POGSON, Wredenhall Robert. Sutton, Surrey 1.7.1787 — Benares 6.8.1843. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Bedingfield P. (d. 1799) and Elizabeth Pearce. Served in Bengal Army from 1805, finally Colonel. Married 1815 Anna Cordelia Queiros, 12 children. Publications: History of the Boondelas. Calcutta 1828 (translation of Lāl Kavi’s early 18th…

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PLUNKETT, George Tindall

PLUNKETT, George Tindall. Islington 8.8.1842 — 1922. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of V. W. Pl., educated at Woolwich Military Academy, entered army 1862. Colonel 1889, retired 1894. Director of Science and Art Institutions, Dublin in 1895-1907. Married 1865 Emily Richardson, two sons. Publications: The Conversation Manual in English, Hindustani,…

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PLAYFAIR, John

PLAYFAIR, John. Benvie, Forfarshire 10.3.1748 — Burntisland, Fife 20.7.1819. British (Scottish) Scientist and Mathematician. Son of Rev. James Pl. and Margaret Young, educated at home. Studies at St.Andrews and Edinburgh, began with divinity, but turned to science. Worked as preacher and tutor, continuing his studies. From 1785 Professor of Mathematics…

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PIGOU, Robert

PIGOU, Robert. Bengal 1816 — Afghanistan 24.2.1841, when 24. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Henry Minchin P., of Bengal Civil Service, and Elizabeth Bird. Lieutenant of Bengal Engineers. Killed by a premature explosion while blowing open the gates of a fort in Nazian valley. Publications: “On the Topes of…

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PHILLIPS, Jeremiah

PHILLIPS, Jeremiah. Plainfield NY 5.1.1812 — 9.12.1879. Rev. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Parley Ph. and Hannah Crumb. Graduated from Hamilton Literary & Theological Institution (future Colgate University). In 1835 ordained priest and missionary. Arrived at Calcutta in 1836 and was stationed in Mayurbhanj, then in Sambalpur and…

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PHILLIPS, James L.

PHILLIPS, James Liddell. Balasore 1840 — Mussoorie 1895. U.S. Medical Missionary. Son of —> Jeremiah Ph. Born in India, educated in the U.S.A. Graduated 1860 from Bowdoin College, worked as pastor in New York and studied medicine for missionary work. M.D. 1864. Still in 1864 left for India. Worked in…

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PHILLIPS, Godfrey E.

PHILLIPS, Godfrey Edward. 4.3.1878 — 29.11.1961/63. Rev. British Missionary in India. Studies at Oxford (Mansfield College), M.A. Worked for London Missionary Society in Bangalore, from 1910 teaching at United Theological College as Professor of Church History. Apparently returned in 1926 and was Professor at Kingsmead College in Birmingham until 1944.…

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PEZZONI, Antonino

PEZZONI, Antonino. Lodi 19.11.1777 — Lugano 4.10.1844. O.F.M.Cap. Italian Missionary in India. Monsignore. Vicar Apostolic of Tibet-Hindustan in Agra and Titular Bishop of Esbus (Esbona, Hesbon) in 1826-42, then retired after more than 35 years’ service in India and returned to Italy. Publications: Grammatica italiana e indostana. Sardhana 1874. Sources: U. Nardella, La…

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