LASERON, Nathan Edward

LASERON, Nathan Edward. Koningsburg 15.8.1815 — Ootacamund 5.12.1868. Rev. German Missionary in Kerala. From Prussia, born in a Jewish family, son of Wulf Saul L. and Henrietta Simeon. Moved to Edinburgh. Connected with Church of Scotland he worked in Cochin preaching to local Jews in 1844-55. Married Eliza Kerr Sommerville, four…

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LANDON, Perceval

LANDON, Perceval.Hastings 29.3.1869 — 23.7.1927. British Author, Traveller and Journalist. Son of Rev. Edward Henry L., of Huguenot descent, and Caroline Perceval. From 1888 studies at Hertford College, Oxford, graduated 1892. Called to the bar from Inner Temple. In 1899-1900 war correspondent of The Times in South African war, then started with…

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LAMBRICK, Samuel

LAMBRICK, Samuel.1768 — 1854. Rev. Missionary in Sri Lanka. In 1817 left for Ceylon with his wife in company of J. Knight, R. Major and B. Ward. After a time in Kandy in 1822 founded Kotta as the centre of the Church Missionary Society near Colombo and opened a school…

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LAMBERT, Hester Marjorie

LAMBERT, Hester Marjorie.19?? — 1976. British? M.A. In 1938-63 Senior Lecturer in Marathi at S.O.A.S., then retired. Publications: Textbooks of English in the 1930s. – Marathi Language Course. 14+301 p. Oxford 1943. – Jñāneśvarī. Transl. from Marathi by V. G. Pradhan, edited with introduction by H.M.L. L. 1948, new ed. 1-2. 1967-69. – Introdution…

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LACEY, William Carey (or Charles?)

LACEY, William Carey (or Charles?). 18?? — 1???. Rev. Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Charles Lacey (1798-1853), also missionary in Orissa (from 1823), and his wife Ann. Himself resided in Cuttack at least from 1851. Married 1859 Sarah Frances Joest (?). Still active 1864. Publications: Oriya Grammar. 3rd ed. Calcutta 1861. –…

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LA FUENTE, Marguerite

LA FUENTE, Marguerite.18?? — 1958?. Frenchwoman. Founder-member of Les amis de bouddhisme in Paris from 1927. Visited Ceylon and other Buddhist countries. In 1960 Lu K’uan Yu dedicated his Ch’an and Zen Teaching to the memory of Upāsikā MLF who had encouraged him in 1956. Publications: Translated from Pali: Pirit-nula, le fïl de pirit,…

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LAET, Joannes de (Latin: Ioannes Latius)

LAET, Joannes de (Latin: Ioannes Latius). 1581 (not 1593) — buried 15.12.1649. Flemish Geographer, Philologist and Naturalist, who wrote from secondary sources a well known book on India. Son of a cloth merchant, Hans de Laet, who as a protestant fled to north, when the Spanish took the town. Educated…

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LADONNE, Justin Arthur

LADONNE, Justin Arthur. Bordeaux 20.5.1832 — Bassens, Gironde 30.8.1889. French self-taught Sanskritist in Bordeaux, where he gave a “cours libre de sanskrit” at Faculté de Lettres in 1886–89.Son of Erasme L. (d. 1833) and Marthe Durant. He was a landowner and belonged to local scholarly societies. Married 1864 Marie Louise Laure Balguerie,…

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