DALRYMPLE, Alexander

DALRYMPLE, Alexander. New Hailes near Edinburgh 24.7.1737 (or 1736) — London 19.6.1808. British (Scottish) Geographer and Hydrographer. Son of Sir James D., bart., and Lady Christian Hamilton. In 1752 went to London and joined E.I.C., 1753 writer in Madras. During his service also visited South-East Asia (Sulu) and China (Canton…

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DYNOWSKA, Wanda

DYNOWSKA, Wanda (Umādevī). St.Petersburg 30.6.1888 — Mysore 20.3.1971. Polish Theosophist in India. Born in Russia in a family of Polish nobility, daughter of Eustachy Dynowski and Helena Sokołowska. Educated at home. Studied in Cracow and Lausanne. In 1919 adopted theosophy and became in 1921 the general secretary of Polish Theosophical…

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DYMŠIC, Zalman Movševič

DYMŠIC, Zalman Movševič. Janovič near Vitebsk 25.5.1921 — Moscow 6.1.1990. Russian Indologist, specialist of Hindi/Urdu. Born in Byelorussia, son of an official. In 1940-46 in Red Army, then studies at Moscow. Graduated in 1950. In 1953-54 taught at Oriental Institute in Moscow, from 1954 at Moscow Institute of International Relations.…

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DUVAU, Louis

DUVAU, Louis. Saumur 12.7.1864 — Angers 14.7.1903. French IE Linguist. After school in Orléans studied in Paris (under Bréal and de Saussure) and Leipzig, then two years further studies in Rome. Licencié 1883, agrégé 1884. From c. 1887-88 Professor (maître de confér.) of classic philology at Dijon, 1888-91 same of…

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DUTREUIL DE RHINS, Jules-Léon

DUTREUIL DE RHINS, Jules-Léon. Saint-Étienne 2.1.1846 — Tong-mbon-ndo in Kham 5.6.1894. French Marine Officer, Cartographer, Traveller and Explorer. Born in the Loire area, joined early the navy. In the 1870s captain. In 1876 he commanded the detachment of sixty men given to the king of Annam. DdR felt unhappy there…

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DUTOIT, Julius Franz Gustav

DUTOIT, Julius Franz Gustav. Darmstadt 13.3.1872 — München 17.6.1958. German Indologist (Pāli Scholar). Son of a teacher of modern languages. Catholic. Matriculated from the Gymnasium of Darmstadt in 1890. In 1890-93 studied classical philology at München, Giessen, and again München (also Indology under E. Kuhn). Ph.D. 1898 Erlangen. Gymnasium teacher…

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DUTENS, Alfred

DUTENS, Alfred. 13.3.1841 — 8.7.1917. French Linguist. Son of Louis Dutens and Marie Amélie Hecquet d’Orval. Ph.D. 1883 Paris. According to Meillet his dissertation was good, but attracted so little attention that the depressed author never published much more, but remained member of the Société de linguistique. Married. A.I.B.L. is…

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DURSCH, Johann Georg Martin

DURSCH, Johann Georg Martin. Deggingen (Württ.) 11.11.1800 — Rottweil 21.2.1881. German Catholic Theologian interested in Sanskrit. Studies at Tübingen, ordained as priest in 1825. Dr.theol. and Ph.D. 1825. Then two and a half year studies of Oriental languages in Paris (under Chézy et al.). After returning he worked first as…

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DURR, Jacques Alfred

DURR, Jacques Alfred. 1891 — 1982. French (or Swiss?) Indologist and Tibetologist. In Paris (1948), later (1958) in Germany. Publications: “Matériaux pour servir à une étude comparative des langues sino-tibéto-birmanes basée sur l’interprétation des faits de langue tibétain”, Actes du XXIe Congrès intern. des Orientalistes, Paris 1948, P. 1949, 206f.…

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DUROISELLE, Charles

DUROISELLE, Charles. 1871 — 1951. French Archaeologist and Pāli Scholar in Burma. In 1909 Honorary Keeper of Manuscripts in Bernard Free Library, Rangoon. Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of Burma from 1912 or 1919 (Forchhammer’s successor) with headquarters in Mandalay, retired in 1939. Also a Professor of Pāli in Rangoon..…

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