HERSCHEL, William James

HERSCHEL, William James. Slough, Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire) 9.1.1833 — Hawkhurst, Kent 24.10.1917. Sir, 2nd Bart. British Civil Servant in India. Son of the atronomer John H. and Margaret Brodie Stewart. Served in Bengal in 1853-78 in various positions, finally 1872 Commissioner of Dacca and 1874 of Cooch Behar. In 1871…

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HETÉNYI, Ernő

HETÉNYI, Ernő (Ernest H., Láma Dharmakirtí Padmavadzsra). Budapest 13.2.1912 — Budapest 17.9.1999. Hungarian Bauddha and Tibetologist. Son of the operetta composer Albert Hetényi-Heidelberg. He became interested in Buddhism, especially Lama Anagarika Govinda, and in 1951 founded the Buddhist society of Hungary and in 1956 the Alexander Csoma des Körös Institute…

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HENRIQUES, Henrique

HENRIQUES, Henrique (-quez, Anrique Anriquez, Aṇṭiṟīkku Aṭikaḷār). Vila Viçosa, Evora 1520 — Punnaikkayal 6.2.1600. S.J. Portuguese Priest and Missionary, in India 1546-1600. Rejected by Franciscans because of his Jewish background he studied Canon Law at Coimbra and in 1545 joined the S.J. In 1546 ordained as a priest and sailed…

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HENDERSON, John Robertson

HENDERSON, John Robertson. Melrose, Roxburghshire 21.5.1863 — Edinburgh 26.10.1925. British (Scottish) Zoologist in India. Son of Edward H., a revenue official, and Jessie Louttit Robertson. Educated at Dulwich College and Dollar Academy. Studies of medicine at Edinburgh (MB ChB 1884), became interested in marine zoology and began fieldwork. In 1885…

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HELTEN, Willem Lodewijk van

HELTEN, Willem Lodewijk van. Hedel 30.8.1849 — ’s-Gravenhage 16.3.1917. Dutch Linguist. Educated in Leiden and Rotterdam. in 1865-71 studies at Leiden (probably learned Sanskrit from Kern). Ph.D. 1871 Leiden (diss. on Dutch). In 1970-82 school-teacher of Dutch in Tiele and Rotterdam. From 1882 Professor of Dutch language and literature and…

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HELD, Fritz

HELD, Fritz. Sindelfingen, Württemberg 25.5.1920 — Stuttgart 1.7.1992. German Physician (neurologist and children psychiatrist). After school in Stuttgart began medicine studies at Tübingen, soon interrupted by military service. Dr.med. 1950 Tübingen. Worked then in Institut für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie in Stuttgart. Twice married, four children. Publications: Diss. Buddhas Lehre als…

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HEINZ, Adam

HEINZ, Adam. Cracow 20.11.1914 — Cracow 1.6.1984. Polish IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor at Cracow. In 1934-46 studies of classics and IE under Kuryłowicz et al. at Lwów (Lviv). Ph.D. 1950 Kraków, under Safarewicz. From 1957 Docent, from 1969 Professor at Kraków, in 1973-84 Professor of General Linguistics there. In…

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HEDBERG, Samuel Enoch (Enok)

HEDBERG, Samuel Enoch (Enok). Bellö near Jönköping 19.9.1871 — Lund 17.4.1945 (1947?). Rev. Swedish Missionary in India. Son of Samuel Fredrik Olofsson and Anna Lena Olofsson. Went to India in 1905. Served Evangeliska Fosterlandsstiftelsen, then Alliansmissionen. After return in 1909 minister in Sweden. Dr.Phil. of an American university. Married 1905…

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HEAD, Barclay Vincent

HEAD, Barclay Vincent. Ipswich 2.1.1844 — London 12.6.1914. British Numismatist. From 1864 working in British Museum, finally as Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals. Retired in 1906. Publications: Edited a number of coin catalogues of British Museum, wrote on Greek numismatics. – “The Earliest Graeco-Bactrian and Graeco-Indian Coins”,…

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HAY, William Edmund

HAY, William Edmund. near Bath 31.1.1805 — 1879. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Born in a gentry family, son of James Hay and Mary Ramsay. Cadet of E.I.C. 1821. Participated in Afghan War, in 1844 departed from army because of personal problems (unhappy marriage). Travelled and worked as postmaster…

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