FOULQUES, Alessandro Eduardo

FOULQUES, Alessandro Eduardo. Saratov 1861 — Naples 4.12.1907. Italian (of French-German origin). Son of Eugène F. (of Grenoble), an author, and Adelaide Hennig. Born in Russia, where his father had been Professor of French, in 1867 family moved to Sicily, 1870 to Naples. Studied at Naples European languages and possibly…

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FRANKO, Ivan Jakovič

FRANKO, Ivan Jakovič. Nahujewytschi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Nahueviči in Ukraina) 15.(27.)8.1856 — Lemberg (L’viv) 28.5.1916. Ukrainian Poet, Translator and Journalist, deeply interested in Sanskrit Literature. Son of Jakiv Fr., a village blacksmith. After gymnasium in Drohobych studied classics and Ukrainian at Lemberg (L’viv). Socialist (but anti-Marxist) since his student years,…

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FOSTER, James Murray

FOSTER, James Murray. 1836 — 1879. British (Scottish) Physician in India. Med. Dr. In 1875 in Cachar (Assam). He was interested in numismatics, antiquities and botany. No details found. Publications: “Note on Ghargháon, Asám”, JASB 41:1, 1872, 32-41 (former capital of Ahom kings); “The Temple of Jayságar, Upper Asám”, JASB…

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FOUCHER D’OBSONVILLE, Charles Thomas Dominique

FOUCHER D’OBSONVILLE, Charles Thomas Dominique. Montargis 1734 — Château-Thierry 14.1.1802. French Officer, Scholar and Author. In 1753-71 in India in the service of French Company, 1771-92 commandant of French troops in Île de Bourbon (Mauritius) and Île de France (Réunion). Edited the French translation of the Tamil Bhāgavatapurāṇa prepared by Mariyadās…

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FORREST, Robert Edward

FORREST, Robert Edward. 1835 — 1914. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Captain George F. of Indian army and Ann Edwards, brother of —> G.W.F. Served 22 years in the Irrigation Branch of the Indian Public Works Department. Married with Mary Wild, one daughter. Publications: “On Rock Inscriptions near…

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FORBES, William

FORBES, William. 17?? — 1816?. British Civil Servant in India. In Bombay Presidency. Publications: A Grammar of the Goozrattee Language, with exercises, dialogues and stories. Bombay 1829, rev. ed. by Rustomjee Sorabjee. 96+4 p. Bombay 1845. Sources: There are too many James Forbeses in Scotland and elsewhere to allow furter…

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FORBES, Lestock Reid

FORBES, Lestock Reid. Scotland 25.11.1835 — Brentford 5.12.1909. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of John Alexander Sutherland Forbes and Harriet Georgiana Prother. In 1871 he was Extra Assistant Commissioner in Palámau. In 1882-84 and 1887 District Magistrate in Rangamati. Married with Sarah Charlotte Johnstone, four daughters and two…

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FORBES (FORBES-LESLIE), Jonathan

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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FINZI, Felice

FINZI, Felice. Correggio 1847 — Florence 3.9.1872. Italian (Jewish) Ethnologist and Assyriologist. Studies of law at Bologna, dr.iuris c. 1867. From 1869 libero docente di assiriologia at Regio Istituto di Studii Superiori in Florence. Knew also Hebrew and Sanskrit. Married, two sons. Together with Paolo Mantegazza he founded the magazine…

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FINEGAN, Jack

FINEGAN, Jack. 11.7.1908 — 15.7.2000. U.S. Archaeologist and Scholar of the Bible and Religion. Professor at at Iowa State University in Ames, then Professor of New Testament History and Archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. Also a minister of University Christian Church. Publications: The archeology of world…

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