PUXLEY, Edward Lavallin

PUXLEY, Edward Lavallin. 1836 — Croydon 30.6.1909. Rev. British (Irish?) Missionary in India. Son of John Lavallin P. and Fanny White. Worked among Santals for Church Mission Society, said to have been the first missionary actually living among them. Retired c. 1867, returned to the U.K. and worked as vicar in…

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PIRES, Tomé

PIRES, Tomé. 1468? — 1540? or little earlier. Portuguese Traveller. Came to India in 1511, as apothecary and not very young, obtained soon official position under Albuquerque and went to Malacca. From there he also visited Java. Returned to Goa in 1515 and in 1516 was made ambassador to China.…

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PULLAN, Ayrton

PULLAN, Ayrton. Staveley, Derbyshire 31.3.1834 — Clifton 30.4.1891. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Rev. Benjamin William P., educated at Cheltenham College. In 1756 joined Bengal Native Infantry. Participated in the Trigonometrical Survey. Colonel 1886. He was a noted artist who made water colours of Indian scenes. Married 1864…

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PUGLISI PICO, Mario

PUGLISI PICO, Mario. Aci S.Antonio near Catania 31.12.1867 — Parma 11.12.1954. Italian Philosopher, Theologian and Ecumenical Methodist. Professor. Publications: Translated: Consigli ai cattivi poeti, poema Indostanica. Palermo 1891 (Mīr Taqī Mīr’s Ajgarnāma). – Much on Italian (esp. Sicilian) literature, religion, philosophy, etc. Sources: S. Corso, “MPP (1867–1954). Dalla letteratura alla filosofia di Brentano e al…

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PRYSE, William

PRYSE, William. Llanwrtydd, Breconshire 1820 — Sylhet (?) 2.8.1869.Rev. British (Welsh) Missionary in India. Studies in 1842-46 at Trevecca Coogege. For a while pastor of Narbeth church, in 1848 ordained as missionary and sailed with his wife from Liverpool. From 1849 worked in Cherrapunjee and from 1850 in Sylhet Plain…

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PRYM, Eugen

PRYM, Eugen. Düren 15.12.1843 — Bonn 6.5.1913. German Semitic Scholar. Professor in Bonn. Son of Richard Prym, a cloth manufacturer, and Ernestine Schoeller. Gymnasium in Düren. Studies of comparative linguistic and Oriental languages at Berlin, Leipzig (Fleischer) and Bonn (Gildemeister). Ph.D. 1868 Bonn, then fieldwork in Egypt and Syria (New…

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PROCTER, Thomas

PROCTER, Thomas. 1797 — Bath 16.6.1836. Rev. British Clergyman in India. Son of an officer. From 1818 studies at Oxford (Jesus College), B.A. 1821, M.A. 1824. Fellow of Queen’s College 1824-26. Chaplain in Calcutta and Examiner at College of Fort William (1828). In 1831 among the applicants for Boden chair…

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PROCHNOW, Johann Detloff

PROCHNOW, Johann Detloff. Lassan, Pomerania 24.2.1814 — Berlin 17.10.1888. Rev. German Missionary in India. Son of Johann Christian Pr. and Johanna Detlof. Studies of theology in 1837-40 at Griefswald, was accused of belonging to a students’ fraternity. Dr. Arrived with his wife in 1840. From 1843 worked in Kotgarh near…

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PRICE, William (younger)

PRICE, William. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Lieutenant (1807), then Captain (1823) and Major (1831) in the 5th native regiment in Bengal. Taught Bengali, Marathi and Sanskrit at Fort William College, from 1824 Professor of Hindee (i.e. Braj) and Hindoostanee there. Retired in 1834…

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PRENDERGAST, M. H.

PRENDERGAST, M. H. 18?? — 1???. In 1880 he was Assistant Superintendent of Police in Yizigapatam of the Madras Province. Publications: “Short Vocabulary of the Savara Language”, JRAS N.S. 13, 1881, 425-428. Sources: With mere initials he is very difficult to trace.

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