HOMBURGER, Lilias

HOMBURGER, Lilias. U.K. 1880 — 1969. Mlle. French Linguist, with mixed German-English-French background. Began her career as missionary. Studied linguistics (Meillet), Dravidian and African languages. As directeur d’études taught African linguistics at É.P.H.É. L. S. Senghor was among her students there. She proposed wide-reaching theories about the unity of African…

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HOLROYD, William Rice Morland

HOLROYD, William Rice Morland. 28.10.1835 — 1913. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Edward H. and Caroline Pugsley. From 1854 served in Bengal Army, long time in the Punjab in educational offices. Colonel from 1883. Dr. of Oriental Learning 1890 Lahore. Married 1866 Helen Maria Sophia Westmacott (d. 1875),…

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HOLLINGS, William

HOLLINGS, William. Calcutta 1810 — near Cawnpore 1857. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of a merchant, lost his father in 1815 and was sent to London for education. Cadet of E.I.C. 1826 and left for Calcutta. Learned quickly Hindustani and soon became an Interpreter. Served in different parts of…

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HOLLER, Helmuth Peter

HOLLER, Helmuth Peter. Holstein 8.6.1871 — 19??. Rev. U.S. (German-born) Missionary in India. Studies at Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. In 1895 came to the U.S.A. Ordained Lutheran priest 1896. Two years minister in Nebraska, then 1897-1900 Principal of Rajahmundry Seminary. Back from India he was Professor and Principal of the…

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HOFMANN, Alberich Konrad

HOFMANN, Alberich Konrad. Kloster Banz, Oberfranken 14.11.1819 — Waging am See 30.9.1890. German Linguist. Born in a monastery where his father was lay official. Educated in Bamberg. Studies at Munich, Erlangen, Berlin and Leipzig, began with medicine, but soon changed to Sanskrit, Iranian and German. Ph.D. 1848 Leizig (under H.…

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HIRZEL, Paul Arnold

HIRZEL, Paul Arnold. Lenzurg, Kanton Aargau 5.12.1861 — 8.1.1931. Swiss Indologist. Teacher in Aarau, grandson of —> B. H. Son of Paul Arnold H., a lawyer, and Johanna Victoria Albrecht. Studies of classical philology, Romance and Germanic philology and Sanskrit at Strassburg, Leipzig and Munich. Ph.D. 1890 Leipzig (under Windisch). Back…

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HOFFMANN, Paul Theodor

HOFFMANN, Paul Theodor. Putlitz 26.1.1891 — Hamburg 5.7.1952. German Student of Indology, then Publisher and Archivist. Studies Munich, Grenoble, Berlin and Tübingen (Garbe). Ph.D. 1915 Tübingen. In 1918-21 worked for Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 1921-26 for Hamburger Anzeiger. In 1926-33 town archivist of Altona. Archivrat 1937. From 1941 director of Theaterwissenschaftliches…

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HILL, William Charles Osman

HILL, William Charles Osman. 13.7.1901 — 25.1.1952. British Anatomist and Physical Anthropologist. Son of James Osman Hill and Fanny Martin. Educated in Brimingham, studies at Birmingham University (M.D. 1925). From 1925 Lecturer in Zoology at Birmingham, in 1930-45 Professor of Anatomy at the Ceylon Medical College. In 1945-50 Reader in…

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HILL, Samuel Alexander

HILL, Samuel Alexander. Ballyboley near Belfast 10.10.1851 — 23.9.1890. British Teacher and Meteorologist in India. From 188? Professor of Physical Science at Muir Central College in Allahabad. He was an enthusiastic amateur photographer and a friend of Kipling. Married with Edmonia (Edna) Taylor, from the U.S.A. Publications: “Photographs of Hindu…

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HILDEBRAND, Hans Olof

HILDEBRAND, Hans Olof. Stockholm 5.4.1842 — Stockholm 2.2.1913. Swedish Archaeologist, one of the founders of modern Swedish Archaeology. Son of Bror Emil H. and Anna Ekecrantz. Studies at Uppsala from 1860, Ph.D. 1866. From 1871 worked in Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 1879 succeeded his father as Riksantikvarie. In…

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