FRANÇOIS-MARIE DE TOURS

FRANÇOIS-MARIE DE TOURS (Francesco Maria Da Tours, Franciscus M. Turonensis). 16?? — Patna ?.5.1709. Father. French Capuchin Missionary in India and Tibet. Worked first as Capuchin Missionary in Diarbekir, Turkey, came to India in 1680. Worked in Pondicherry and Surat, in 1701 left for Europe. Arrived at France 1702, 1703-04 in Rome…

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FRANCIS, Henry Thomas

FRANCIS, Henry Thomas. West Raynham, Norfolk 22.10.1837 — 28.6.1924. British Indologist (Pāli scholar). Son of William Francis. Education: schools at Walsingham & Ipswitch; from 1856 Cambridge (B.A. 1860, M.A. 1863), 1861-73 Fellow of Caius College. Assistant schoolmaster in Kensington 1864-65, Bromsgrove 1865-73 and at Bedford Grammar School 1874-77. Then in…

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FORBES, James

FORBES (FORBES-LESLIE), Jonathan. 21.2.1798 — 23.12.1877. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Son of John F. and Anne Margaret Gregory. Arrived at Ceylon as a young officer of 78th Highlanders in 1826, remained until 1837 advancing to Major. Then Lieutenant-Colonel, some years served in India 1842–4?, retired before 1850. Later on lived…

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FURBER, Holden

FURBER, Holden. Boston 13.3.1903 — Bedford MA 19.1.1993. U.S. Historian of Colonial India. Professor in Philadelphia. Educated in Boston area, graduated 1924 from Harvard. Further studies at Queen’s College, Oxford (B.A. 1925, M.A. 1930). Ph.D. 1929 Harvard. Nine years Lecturer at Harvard. In 1934 visited South-East Asia and Ceylon, 1936-37…

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FURRELL, James Wyburd

FURRELL, James Wyburd. Grovesend, Kent 1836 — 1905. British Journalist (?). Son of James F. and Ann Wyburd. Studies at Cambridge. No further details about him are found. Publications: The Tagore Family; A Memoir. 182 p. L. 1882, 2nd ed. 1892. – By James W. Furrell (same?): Hindustani Synonyms; a…

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FUCHS, Stephen

FUCHS, Stephen. Bruck an der Mur 30.4.1908 — St.Gabriel, Mödling 17.1.2000. S.V.D. Austrian Missionary and Anthropologist in India. Joined the Society of Divine Word in 1927 and studied theology at Bonn and St.Gabriel in Mödling, also linguistics under Wilhelm Schmidt. Ordained as Roman Catholic priest in 1934 he went immediately…

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FULLER, Abraham Richard

FULLER, Abraham Richard. Kanpur 12.11.1828 — Rawalpindi 20.8.1867. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Abraham F. (d. 1831), colonial officer in India, and Anna Amelia Kellner. From 1849 Lieutenant in Bengal Army. Finally Major of Royal Artillery. In 1860-67 Director of the Department of Public Instruction in the Punjab.…

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FROLA, Eugenio

FROLA, Eugenio. Montanaro 27.9.1906 — Turin 6.5.1962. Italian Mathematician interested in Buddhism. Son of Mario Fr. and Maria Pons. Studied engineering at Turin Polytechnic (graduated 1929), then mathematics at Turin university (1933). Assistant, then Professor (incaricato) of mathematics (descriptive geometry) at Turin Polytechnic. From 1940 member of the local Academy.…

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FRASER, Hugh

FRASER, Hugh. India 1851 — Woking (?) 28.1.1920. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel Hugh. Fr. of Indian army and Florence Charlotte Penney. Magistrate and Collector in Bijnour (1894). Married. Publications: “Folklore from Eastern Gorakhpur (N.-W.P.), ed. by G. A. Grierson”, JASB 51, 1883, 1-?? (with a number…

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FRASER, James Baillie

FRASER, James Baillie. Edinburgh 11.6.1783 — Reelig (Moniack) near Inverness 23.1.1856. 15th Laird of Reelig. British (Scottish) Artist and Traveller. Son of Edward Satchell Fr., grandson of James Fraser. Educated at hime and in Edinburgh. In 1799-1811 in Guyana in care of the family’s sugar and cotton plantations. In 1813…

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