CERTO, Vera

CERTO, Vera. 1??? — ????. Italian. In 1951 mentioned in connection of Pettazzoni. Publications: “Il genio poetico dell’India: riflesso nel sanscrito”, Atti dell’Accademia degli Arcadi e scritti dei soci anno 12, vol. 2, 1928, 5-28. – Il mondo dei cieli nella lingua sanscritta. 34 p. Città del Vaticano 1930. – Translation from English…

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ČERNYŠEV, Vladimir Aleksandrovič

ČERNYŠEV, Vladimir Aleksandrovič. v s. Ljubicke (Pugačevskij raion Saratovskij obl.) 15.7.1927 — 10.10.1999. Russian Indologist (Hindi). Son of a farmer, graduated 1953 in Moscow. In 1952-56 taught at Inst. of Foreign Languages of the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Kand. filol. nauk 1958, dr. filol. nauk 1983. From 1956 naučnyj sotrudnik (1971…

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CAMPBELL, William

CAMPBELL, William. 1799 — 1878.  Rev. British Missionary in India. From c. 1823-35 twelve years in India (Bangalore), working for London Missionary Society, then returned to the U.K. In ancestry.co.uk there is one W.C., born in Edinburgh 1799, death unknown, son of the elder William C. and Prudence Mackay, married…

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BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič

BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič. Kerensk (now Vadinsk in obl. Penza) 13.(25.)5.1818 — Ljubino near Moscow 31.7.(12.8.)1897. Russian IE and Slavonic Linguist. Educated in Kerensk and Penza. From 1834 studies of Russian linguistics at Moscow, magistr 1843. In 1838 travelled in Germany, Italy and France. In 1841-47 gymnasium teacher in Moscow, the…

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BRUNNER, Fernand

BRUNNER, Fernand. Lausanne 8.10.1920 — Cortaillod, canton Neuchâtel 1.11.1991. Swiss Philosopher. Professor in Neuchâtel. Studies at Lausanne (licence ès lettres 1942) and after war in Paris (Ph.D. 1951). From 1954 Professor at Neuchâtel, retired in 1986. In 1956-85 also taught at Bern. Publications: Much on Western and Islamic philosophy, beginning with…

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BROWNE, Gerald Michael

BROWNE, Gerald Michael (mentioned both as Gerald M. and G. Michael). Detroit 13.12.1943 — Urbana, Ill. 24.8.2004. U.S. Philologist. Son of Walter Whitney and Marjorie Marie Eckard Browne. A.B. 1965 University of Michigan, A.M. 1966, Ph.D. 1968. Beside Greek and Egyptology also studied Sanskrit. Professor of Classics at University of Illinois,…

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BRIEM, Efraim

BRIEM,  Olof Efraim (born Olsson). Helsingborg 17.9.1890 — Lund 15.6.1946.  Swedish Historian of Religions. Son of merchant Olof Ludvig Olsson (d. 1908) and Emma Cecilia Rosendahl. Matriculated 1909 from Lund. Studies at Lund: Cand, theol. 1912, Cand. philos. 1913, Lic. philos. 1915, Ph.D. 1918, Dr. theol. 1923. Ordained priest. From 1918 Docent…

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BOULANGER, Chantal

BOULANGER-MALONEY, Chantal. Paris 4.1.1957 — Kebili, Tunisia 27.12.2004. French Social Anthropo­logist working on South India. Educated in France, studied in Brighton and Japan, then anthropology and Tamil in Paris. In 1989-93 worked in American Museum of Natural History in New York. Then in France, but 1997 moved to London. Interested…

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BORTHWICK, Meredith

BORTHWICK, Meredith. Colombo 1950 — 1995. Australian Diplomat and Scholar. Daughter of a diplomat, grew up in Ceylon, Singapore and Thailand. High school in Canberra. B.A. and M.A. Melbourne, in Indian history. Ph.D. A.N.U. In 1980 joined the Department of Foreign Affairs, first posted in Bangkok. Later on in Uruguay,…

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BONFANTE, Giuliano

BONFANTE, Giuliano. Milano 6.8.1904 — Rome 9.9.2005. Italian IE and Romance Linguist. Son of Pietro B. (1864-1932), Professor and scholar of the history of Roman law. Studies of literature and law in Rome. Professor from 1929 at Naples, in 1933-37 in Madrid, Spain, 1938-52 in Geneva, Switzerland, 1939-52 at Princeton,…

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