ANDERSON, C.W.

ANDERSON, C.W. 1??? — 1???. British Civilian (called Esq. and Mr.) in India. In 1920 in Chakradharpur. Publications: “A Note on prehistoric stone implements found in the Singhbhum district”, JBORS 3, 1917, 349-362; “The rock paintings of Singanpur”, JBORS 4, 1918, 298-306. Sources: Nothing found except articles and short mention…

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ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar)

ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar). Ejstrup Mølle, Asferg Sogn near Randers 1720 — Fredensborg 1788. Danish Linguist. Son of Jens Iversen Abel, a miller, and Karen Jensdatter. Educated in Viborg, studied law at Copenhagen. In 1761-71 worked as procurator in Copenhagen city court, now also became interested in languages. Married with Maria…

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AINSLIE, Whitelaw

AINSLIE, Whitelaw. Duns, Berwickshire 17.2.1767 — London 29.4.1836. British Physician in India. Joined the E.I.C. medical service in 1788 as Assistant Surgeon, and served in Madras. Surgeon 1794, Superintending Surgeon 1810, retired in 1815 and returned to England. Wrote on the cholera, on fever, and on Indian materia medica, was…

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ARROS, João de

ARROS, João de. Viseu (?), Portugal 1496? — São Lourenço 20.10.1570. Portuguese Humanist, Civil Servant, and Contemporary Historian of Early Colonial India. Attracted attention of the court with his literary products. In 1522 he was sent to Guinea by João III, then treasurer 1525-28. In charge of Casa da India…

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AZEVEDO, Francisco de

AZEVEDO, Francisco de. Lisbon 1578 — Goa 12.8.1660. S.J. Portuguese Missionary in India and Tibet. Came to India as a boy and never returned. Joined S.J. in Goa, when 19. After studies served at Diu (1614) and Rachol, from 1620 Visitor of Monomotapa Mission in South Africa. In 1627 joined…

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AYRTON, Edward Russell

AYRTON, Edward Russell. Wuhu, China 17.12.1882 — Tissamaharama 18.5.1914. British Archaeologist in Sri Lanka. Son of William Scrope A., of China Consular Service, and Louisa McClatchie. Educated at St.Paul’s School in London. Archaeological training in Europe and Egypt (as Flinders Petrie’s Assistant 1902-04 at Abydos). In 1905-08 excavated in the…

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AYMONIER, Étienne-François

AYMONIER, Étienne-François. Le Châtelard (Savoie) 26.2.1844 — Paris 21.1.1929. French Colonial Officer and South-East Asian Scholar (the first European Specialist of Khmer and great pioneer of archaeology and epigraphy). Served in South-East Asia in 1869-88. Born in a family of agriculturalists in the then still Sardinian Savoy. Joined infantry as…

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AVITABILE, Paolo

AVITABILE, Paolo Crescenzo Martino. Agerola 25.10.1791 — Agerola 28.3.1850. Neapolitan Officer and Traveller in India. From 1807 served in Neapolitan militia and army under Joseph Bonaparte and Joachim Murat. In 1815 second lieutenant, still served under the Bourbons, but after two years quitted disappointed. Travelled in Maghreb, then in 1818…

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AVERY, John

AVERY, John. Conway, Mass. 18.9.1837 — North Bridgetown, Maine 1.9.1887. U.S. Indologist, Linguist and Ethnologist. Professor of Classics in U.S. Universities. Lost early his parents. Graduated 1861 from Amherst College, then further studies at the Leicester Academy (Mass.) in 1861-62. In 1862 tutor at Amherst, then 1863-67 Whitney’s student at…

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