JOHNSON, Edwin Lee

JOHNSON, Edwin Lee. Mount Vernon, Ill. 25.10.1874 — 1947.  U.S. Linguist. Son of Adam Clarke Johnson and Margaret Ann Sweeney. High School in Oxford, Miss. Studied at Mississippi University (A.B. 1894) and Vanderbilt University (A.M. 1900). Ph.D. 1910 Vanderbilt. Taught Latin and Greek at Quitman College, Ark. in 1896-98, Instructor…

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JAMESON, Michael H.

JAMESON, Michael H. London 15.10.1924 — Stanford 18.8.2004. U.S. Classical Scholar. Born in London where his parents, Raymond D. J. and Rose Perel J. were visiting from Peking, where his father was Professor of Western Literature. Grew up in Peking and London. A.B. 1942 University of Chicago in Greek. In…

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JUNGMANN, Josef

JUNGMANN, Josef  Jakub. Hudlice, Beroun district, Bohemia 16.7.1773 — Prague 14.11.1847. Czech Linguist and Poet, one of the Leaders of Czech National Revival. Son of a German father and Czech mother, brother of —> A. J. Jungmann. After school in Prague studied from 1795 literature and from 1799 law at…

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JUNGBLUT, Leonhard J.

JUNGBLUT, Leonhard J. 1906 — Bombay 1979. Rev. Father, S.V.D. Dutch Catholic Missionary in India. As a young man in the 1930s member of Indore mission, worked on Bhils. Anthropological fieldwork in 1938-39. Publications: A Short Bhili Grammar of Jhabua State and Adjoining Territories. 92 p. Mhow 1938 (meant for missionaries).…

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JOYCE, Thomas Athol

JOYCE, Thomas Athol. London 4.8.1878 — Wroxham, Norfolk 3.1.1942. British Anthropologist. Son of a newspaper editor. Educated at Dulwich College. Studies at Oxford (Hertford College, M.A. 1902), then worked in British Museum. In WW I in intelligence service in War Office. In 1927 field expedition to Mayan sites in British…

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JOPSON, N. B.

JOPSON, Norman Brooke. Leeds 20.1.1890 — 1969. British Comparative Linguist Professor in Cambridge. Son of Samuel Rolison Jopson. Educated at Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby, from 1909 studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College, B.A. 1912), mainly French and German, but also Sanskrit and Comparative Philology. Further studies of Slavic and IE in 1913-14…

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JOHNSON, C.

JOHNSON, C. 1??? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. Captain of cavalry. In 1827 he led an expedition to unknown regions of the western Himalayas. In June met Csoma de Kőrös in Labrang. Publications: “Journey through the Hima-leh Mountains to the Sources of the River Jumna, and thence to the…

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JETTMAR, Karl

JETTMAR, Karl Josef. Vienna 8.8.1918 — Heidelberg 28.3.2002. Austrian Anthropologist in Germany, famous Specialist of North Pakistan. Son of Rudolf J. (1869–1939), an Art Nouveau painter, and Maria Mayer, grew up in Vienna. Roman Catholic.  Began studies of history and German at Vienna in 1936, soon turned to anthropology (i.a. under…

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JESTIN, Remont

JESTIN, Remont (Rieg, Rigakos J., also as Gestin, French Raymond-Riec Jestin). Landerneau, Bretagne 1902 (or 1905?) — Menton, Coté d’Azur 1991. French (Breton) Sumerologist and Philosopher. Studies at École du Louvre. Taught Sumerian as directeur d’études at É.P.H.É. in 1946-72. Also known as a painter. Publications: Ar Bouddha hag ar vouddhaadegezh. 128 p.…

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JELLINGHAUS, Theodor

JELLINGHAUS, Theodor. Šlissel’burg (Schlüsselburg) near St.Petersburg 21.6.1841 — Berlin 4.10.1913. German Missionary in India. Born in Russia, son of a Pietist Minister. Gymnasium in Gütersloh, matriculated 1861. After theology studies he was missionary of Gossner Mission in Chota Nagpur, India 1866-70. Then minister in Rädnitz and from 1881 in Gütergotz…

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