ISENBERG, Karl Wilhelm

ISENBERG, Karl Wilhelm. Barmen 5.9.1806 — Kornthal near Stuttgart 10.10.1864. German Missionary and Polyglot. Of humble origin, son of a tinsmith, W. Isenberg, and Luise Stahl. He went to Basel Mission School in 1824, then two years studies in Berlin and in 1830 came to England to learn Arabic and…

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IRWIN, John Conran

IRWIN, John Conran. Madras 5.8.1917 — ?.2.1997. British Art Historian of India. Son of John Williamson I., a coffee planter, and Ruth Leefe Robinson, soon came to England with father’s retirement and grew up in Devon and London. Worked as journalist and theatre critic. From 1939 in the army, in…

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IRVINE, William

IRVINE, William. Aberdeen 5.7.1840 — Castelnau, Barnes 3.11.1911. British (Scottish) Civil Servant and Historian in India. Specialist of the Muhammedan period. Son of William I., an advocate, and Margaret Garden. Lost early his father and moved to London with his mother, educated privately and at King’s College. In 1864 joined…

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IRELAND, John D

IRELAND, John D. London 1932 — 1998. English Bauddha. Adopted Buddhism when 18 and began learning Pāli. Publications: Translated: Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology. 52 p. 1981; The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipata. 23 p. 1983; The Udāna. Kandy 1990; Vangisa: An Early Buddhist Poet. 29 p. 1997…

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IPPEL, Albert

IPPEL, Albert. Berlin 2.7.1885 — Munich 1960. German Classical Archaeologist. Studies at Freiburg, Berlin and Bonn. Ph.D. 1910 Bonn. In 1923-40 school-teacher in Breslau and Berlin. From 1940 Hon. Professor of archaeology at Berlin and from 1947 at Hamburg. Retired 1954. Married with Lotte Erman, the daughter of Egyptologist Adolf…

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IORDĂNESCU, Teodor

IORDĂNESCU, Teodor. 1872/74 — 1954. Romanian Scholar interested in Indology. Studied i.al. Indology at Halle (under Pischel, R. Schmidt and Hultzsch). High school professor of Latin (1910). Younger friend of Georgian. In 1928 attended the Orientalist Conference in Oxford. Publications: “Două poveşti indiene (in care se vorbeşie de răutatea femeilor…

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INOSTRANCEV, Konstantin Aleksandrovič

INOSTRANCEV, Konstantin Aleksandrovič. St.Petersburg 5(17).4.1876 — end of December 1941. Russian Historian of Iran. Born in a noble family. Student of V. von Rosen. Graduated from St.Petersburg Oriental Faculty in 1899. Dr. istorii Vostoka 1908. Conservator of Ethnographic section of Russian Museum from 1902, from 1921 taught at Petrograd/Leningrad University.…

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INGALLS, Daniel Henry Holmes

INGALLS, Daniel Henry Holmes. New York 4.5.1916 — Hot Springs, Va 17.7.1999. U.S. Indologist. Professor in Cambridge Mass. Son of Fay I. and Rachel Holmes. Grew up in New York (but Hara says raised in Virginia). Studies of classics, philosophy and Sanskrit (W. E. Clark) at Harvard: A.B. 1936, A.M. 1938.…

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IMPEY, Elijah George Halhed

IMPEY, Elijah George Halhed. Cawnpore (Kanpur) 21.9.1818 — Southampton 19.11.1868. British Physician in India. Son of Elijah Impey (from Ireland, not the famous judge in India Sir E.I. [1732–1809], but probably related) and Marian Bunn. Dr.med. From 1840 in Bombay Medical Service. In 1856-68 postmaster-general of Bombay Presidency. Surgeon-Major. Married…

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