EDWARDS, Edward

EDWARDS, Edward. Llangedwyn 5.5.1870 — Llandinam 28.4.1944. British Librarian and Iranian Scholar. B.A. Wales and Cambridge. Educated in Oswestry and Bala. Studies at University College of Wales in Aberystwyth (under H. Ethé) and 1900-03 Christ’s College, Cambridge. From 1904 Assistant in Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, British Museum,…

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EDGEWORTH, Michael Pakenham

EDGEWORTH, Michael Pakenham. Edgeworthstown, co. Longford, Ireland 24.5.1812 — Eigg Island, Inner Hebrides 30.7.1881. Irish Botanist and Civil Servant in India. Son of Richard Lovell E., scientist and writer, and Frances Anne Beaufort. Educated at Charterhouse in Surrey. Studied Oriental languages and botany at Edinburgh. Joined I.C.S. in 1831, served in…

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EARDLEY-WILMOT, Henry

EARDLEY-WILMOT, Henry. Kenilworth 3.3.1854 — Richmond 18.2.1933. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Rev. Edward Revel E.-W. and Emma Hutchinson Lambert. Educated at Tonbridge, joined army. Served in Madras, participated in Afghan war. Lieutenant, finally Major (1920), retired in 1924. Married 1883 Agnes Mary Cureton, two daughters and two…

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EWING, Arthur Henry

EWING, Arthur Henry. Saltsburg, Pa. 18.10.1864 — Allahabad 13.9.1912. U.S. Missionary and Indologist in India. Son of farmer James Henry E. and Eleanor Jane Rhea, educated in Saltsburg and Elder’s Ridge. Graduated from Washington and Jefferson College (B.A. 1887) and Western Theological Seminary in Pa. (1890). Ph.D. 1901 Johns Hopkins…

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EWALD, Georg Heinrich August (von)

EWALD, Georg Heinrich August (von). Göttingen 16.11.1803 — Göttingen 4.5.1875. German Oriental, especially Hebrew and Semitic Scholar, but also Indologist, and Theologian. Son of Heinrich Andreas E., a master weaver, after gymnasium studied theology and Oriental languages at Göttingen. Ph.D. there 1823. After a short period as Collaborator at Gymnasium…

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EVOLA, Giulio (Julius) Cesare Andrea

EVOLA, Giulio (Julius) Cesare Andrea. Rome 19.5.1889 — Rome 11.6.1974. Italian Lawyer, Poet, Painter, Author, and Rightist Politician and Philosopher interested in Asian Religions. Born in an aristocratic Sicilian family. Studied engineering and served in WW I as artillery officer. After war futurist and dadaist poet and painter, from 1920…

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EVERETT, Charles Carroll

EVERETT, Charles Carroll. Brundwick, Maine 19.6.1829 — Cambridge MA 16.10.1900. U.S. Unitary Theologian interested in Indian Philosophy. Professor in Harvard. Son of Ebenezer Everett and Joanna Batchelder. Graduated at Bowdoin College in 1850 (A.M., then D.D. and LL.D.), further studies in Berlin. Worked two years as Tutor and two years…

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EVEREST, George

EVEREST, George. Gwerndale near Brecon, Wales 4.6.1790 — London 1.12.1866. Sir. British (Welsh) Colonial Officer and Geographer in India. Eponymous for Mount Everest. Son of Tristram E., educated at the military schools of Great Marlow and Woolwitch. Came to India in 1806 and served in Bengal Artillery. During the occupation…

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EVANS-WENTZ, Walter Yeeling

EVANS-WENTZ, Walter Yeeling (born Wentz, added his mother’s surname c. 1910). Trento N.J 2.2.1878 — Encinitas, Calif. 17.7.1966. U.S. Traveller, Anthropologist and Tibetologist. Son of Christopher Wentz, a wealthy estate owner from New Jersey with German origin, and Mary Evans Cook, of Irish descent. Originally Baptist, his father turned to…

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ETTINGHAUSEN, Maurice Leon

ETTINGHAUSEN, Maurice Leon. Paris 25.1.1883 — Oxford 14.11.1974. French (Jewish) student of Indology. Son of Herman Lionel E. and Henriette M. Oppenheimer. Ph.D. 1906 Paris. Later worked as antiquarian bookseller in Paris and New York. Famous bibliophile. Married Hedwig Kahn, two sons and one daughter, then Beatrice Maud. Publications: diss.…

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