WREDE, Francis

WREDE, Francis (Franz, later Baron von Wrede). 17?? — 18??. German, long time resident in Kerala (Cochin). Son of civil servant from Heidelberg, probably came to India in the service of Dutch East India Company, worked in forestry. Back in Europe lived in Schloss Ellingen. Married. Apparently brother of General Karl…

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WOLLASTON, Matthew William

WOLLASTON (Woollaston), Matthew William. Calcutta 24.8.1802 — Mirzapore 10.6.1851. British Teacher and Missionary in India. Son of William Augustus Woollaston and Anne Mendes. Teacher at Government Sanskrit College in Agra, resigned and worked in mission. From 1844 Superintendent of Schools in Mirzapore. In his grammar he used Bengali letters. Married Lorenza…

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WOLFF, Philipp

WOLFF, Philipp. Ulm 22.12.1810 — Tübingen 1.1.1894. German Priest and Oriental Scholar. Studies of theology at Tübingen, but soon moved to Halle and concentrated on Oriental languages. Ph.D. 1834 Halle (under Rödiger). Then further studies in Paris (Silvestre de Sacy). PD 1835 Tübingen, where in 1836-38 he also taught Sanskrit…

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WOLFF, Erich

WOLFF, Erich. Hamburg 5.4.1902 — ????. German Student of Indology (Buddhism). Son of Emil Wolff, Oberlehrer in a gymnasium, educated in Hamburg. From 1921 studies at Hamburg, 1924 moved to Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1930 Heidelberg (under Walleser). myheritage.com mentions Erich Adolf Hermann Wolff (1902–1959) who died in Missouri, but he is…

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WINFRED

WINFRED: Rev. S. Winfred, the author of Tamil Minor Poets. Madras 1872 and other works, is a Tamil Christian. Probably the same applies then also to H. M. Winfred, the author of Tamil ilakkanatirattu. Epitome of Tamil Grammar. Madras 1868.

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WILSON, Roland Knyvet

WILSON, Roland Knyvet. Swaffham, Norfolk 27.8.1840 — Richmond, Surrey 29.10.1919. Sir, 2nd Bart. British Lawyer. Son of Rear-Admiral George Knyvet W. and Agnes Mary Yonge. Educated at Eton, then studies at Cambridge (King’s College), B.A. 1863, M.A. 1866, LL.M. 1875. From 1867 worked as barrister, soon also journalist (in Weekly Reporter and Law…

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WILSON, James

WILSON, James. Dunning, Pertshire 27.2.1853 — Crieff 22.9.1926. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. John W., educated at Perth Academy. Studies at Edinburgh and Oxford (Balliol College). Entered I.C.S. 1873, in India from 1875. Served in the Punjab, then in government Department of Revenue and Agriculture.…

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WILS, Johannes Arnoldus Fredericus

WILS, Johannes Arnoldus Fredericus. 1901 — 1975. Dutch Linguist. Ph.D. Professor at Nijmegen Catholic University. He was also interested in non-IE languages (African and South American). Publications: De oorsprong van het verbale r-passief in de indogermaansche talen. 52 p. MKNAW 3:11. Amsterdam 1940. – Articles. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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WILLIAMSON, W. J.

WILLIAMSON, W. J. 18?? — Komsing March 1911. British Colonial Officer in India. Apparently served in India in 1854-95. Lieutenant, soon (1872) Captain. From 1866 the first Deputy Commissioner of Garo Hills, in 1880 Major and Chief Political Officer in Naga Hills. C.I.E. He was murdered by Abors during an…

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WILLIAMSON, Henry Drummond

WILLIAMSON, Henry Drummond. Alvaston, Derbyshire 17.12.1854 — 21.3.1926. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev. G.F.W., educated at Rossall School. Studies at Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, B.A. 1877, M.A. 1889. Ordained deacon 1877, priest 1879. Worked from 1877 for C.M.S. at Mandla (now in Madhya Pradesh), until 1893. Then in…

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