BUTLIN, Raymond Thomas

BUTLIN, Raymond Thomas. 1907 — 1???. British Phonetician. Taught at S.O.A.S. From 1939 Sub-Director of Institute of English Studies in Athens. Perhaps he is the same as Raymond Thomas Butlin (born 6.2.1906 in U.K.), who in 1950s was the head of British Council in Finland and died in South Africa in…

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BUTLER, John

BUTLER, John. India? 1843? — Lak Nuti near Gologhat, Assam 7.1.1876, when 33. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of the elder —> John Butler. Captain, in 1870-72 Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills, then Political Agent there. Led several early expeditions to Naga and Manipur Hills. Died after having…

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BUTLER, John

BUTLER, John. 1809 — 1874. British Colonial Officer in India. Served in India in 1837-51 in Bengal Native Infantry. In 1840 transferred from “Mynpooree in Upper India” to Gauhati (“Gowahatty”), Assam (annexed by the British only little before). Worked as Assistant to the Agent to the Governor General, from 1844…

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BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries

BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries. Rotterdam 13.1.1857 — Batavia 26.6.1906. Dutch Indonesian Philologist and Archaeologist. Aften school in Amsterdam studied 1874-79 theology (but also Sanskrit) at Amsterdam Athenaeum (now A. university), in 1879-83 Indology at Leiden (in preparation for colonial service, but including Kavi, Sanskrit and Arabic). Ph.D. 1884 Leiden (under…

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BRAUNHOLTZ, Gustav Ernst Karl

BRAUNHOLTZ, Gustav Ernst Karl. Cambridge 19.3.1887 — 21.4.1967. British Linguist (IE and Classic). Son of Eugen Gustav Br. (1859–1941), German academician who moved in 1884 to Cambridge (note his diss. Die erste nichtchristliche Parabel des Barlaam und Josaphat. Ihre Herkunft und Verbreitung. Halle 1884). Studies at Cambridge (B.A. 1911 Emanuel…

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BRANDI, Mario

BRANDI, Mario. Trieste 11.12.1891 — 1943/44?. Italian, probably a Theosophist, son of Salvatore Brandi and Elisa Iacchia. He authored several mystic books, two in collaboration with Emma Tedeschi (1896–1943/44?). In November 1943 both were arrested in Genua as Jews and sent to Auschwitz. Publications: Lo Yoga della fede: Bhagavadgītā 12.:…

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BOYLE, John Archibald

BOYLE, John Archibald. 1845? — India 9.2.1875. British Civil Servant in South India. Educated at Radley College, until 1858. Then in Madras Civil Service. Publications: “Telugu Ballad Poetry”, IA 3, 1874, 1-??. Sources: Tombstone inscription in J. J. Cotton, List of Inscriptions on Tombs and Monuments in Madras. 2, 1946;…

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BOWLES, Charles

BOWLES, Charles (then Charles Bowles Shakespear). Leicestershire 1811 — 1899. British. Son of Charles B. and Mary Shakespear, nephew and heir of —> John Shakespear. Served many years as his uncle’s assistant and succeeded him as the Professor of Hindustani at Addiscombe. After Shakespear’s death in 1858 also inherited the…

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BOXER, Charles Ralph

BOXER, Charles Ralph. Sandown, Isle of Wight 8.4.1904 — St.Albans, Hertfordshire 27.4.2000. British Historian of Early Colonial Asia. Son of Colonel Hugh Edward Richard B. and Jane Patterson. Grew up in Dorset. Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst. In 1923-47 served in Lincolnshire Regiment, first in Northern Ireland. He interested…

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BOUCHET, Jean Venant

BOUCHET, Jean Venant. 1655 — 1732. S.J. French Missionary in Thailand and India. First in Thailand, when the Jesuits were forced to leave in 1688 entered Madurai mission. Following Roberto de Nobili’s methods lived as a sannyāsin. In 1704-10 in Rome defending the Jesuit missionary tactics. In 1710-32 Supérior of…

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