DECOURDEMANCHE, Jean-Adolphe

DECOURDEMANCHE, Jean-Adolphe. Paris 24.3.1844 — Paris 15.10.1916. French Pseudohistorian and Turkish Translator. No details of his life available. Publications: Études sur les racines Arabes, Sanscrites et Turques. 118 p. P. 1898. – Grammaire du Tchingané ou langue des Bohémiens errants. 384 p. P. 1908. – Translations, etc. not relevant here.…

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DAY, Charles Russell

DAY, Charles Russell. Eton 1860 — South Africa 18.2.1900. British Officer. Son of Rev. Russell Day, a Rector. Educated at Etona, joined the army in 1880. In 1882 joined Oxfordshire Light Infantry and soon left for India, where he used his free time sudying music. After five years sent home…

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DAWSON, James

DAWSON, James. Dunblane, Pertshire 29.9.1832 — 1885. Rev. British Missionary in India. Ordained 1864 in Edinburgh and left for India. First in Nagpur and from 1869 worked for the Free Church of Scotland among Gonds in Chindwara, served there until death. Married. Publications: “Gondi Words and Phrases”, JASB 39:1, 1870,…

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DAVY, John

DAVY, John. Penzance 24.5.1790 — Ambleside, Cumbria 24.1.1868. British Physician and Chemist in Colonial Service. Son of Robert D. (died c. 1795) and Grace Millet. Educated in Helston and Barnstaple. Studies of chemistry in London and medicine at Edinburgh (M.D. 1815). Joined Army Medical Forces and served in Brussels and…

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DARBY, Alfred

DARBY, Alfred. Stevenage, Hertofirdshire 16.9.1863 — 19??. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Walter D., a farmer. “Graduated from St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, in 1889, received his degree of M.A. from the archbishop of Canterbury 1905, and a B.D. from the University of Durham in 1908. He was ordered…

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DANN, George James

DANN, George James. Oxford 1.7.1857 — 11.7.1941. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of James Dann, a Baptist minister, and Mary Anne Ruffell. Went to India in 1884 as missionary. In 1911 in Bankipore. Retired 1922 or 1923, taught then Greek and Hebrew at Baptist Mission House in London. Married…

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DANIBEGOV, Rafail

DANIBEGOV, Rafail (Rap‘iel Danibegašvili). 1775 — 18??. Georgian Traveller. Son of Osefa (Joseph) D. A wealthy merchant in Tbilisi, he made two journeys to India, in 1795–98 and 1799–1813, in the first time carrying the presents of King Heraclius II of Georgia to Iakov Shahamirian of Madras, the second time…

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DANGERFIELD, Frederic

DANGERFIELD, Frederic. 17?? — Indore 6.12.1828. British Colonial Officer in India. Entered Bombay Army in 1804. Captain 1820. Until 1823 carried geological survey of the Himalaya, then Deputy Opium Agent in Malwa, where he apparently had also been earlier. Married. Publications: “Some account of the caves near Baug called the…

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DANDOY, Georges

DANDOY, Georges. Hemptinne, Namur 5.2.1882 — Calcutta 11.6.1962. S.J. Belgian Missionary-Indologist in India. Studied philosophy at Namur (1905-05) and Stonehurst Jesuit College, England (1905-07), then 1907-09 Sanskrit at Oxford. Taught at St.Xavier’s College in Calcutta in 1909-12, then 1912-16 theological studies at St.Mary’s in Kurseong near Darjeeling. Ordained priest 1914.…

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