VINCENZO MARIA DI SANTA CATERINA DA SIENA

VINCENZO MARIA DI SANTA CATERINA DA SIENA (lay Antonio Murchio di Bormio). Bormio 1626 — Rome 5.11.1679. Father. Italian Carmelite, Procurator of his order. In 1656 sent by Pope Alexander VII and Propaganda Fide to India to inspect Catholic mission in Goa and Kerala. Used land route via Turkey and Persia. Returned via Muskat to Rome in 1658.…

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VÉQUAUD, Yves

VÉQUAUD, Yves. Paris 5.9.1938 — Villiers-Saint-Denis (Aisne) 19.8.2000. French Anthropologist and Author. Publications: L’art de Mithila. 127 p. ill. 1975; The Women Painters of Mithila. 102 p. ill. L. 1977. – Bénarès. 108 p. Champ Vallon1985. – Books not related to South Asia. Sources: Only works in Internet, dates in data.bnf.fr.

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VELZE, Jacob Antoon van

VELZE, Jacob Antoon van. Hilversum 1902/03— 1984. Dutch Student of Indology. Son of Jacob van V. and Adriana Tober. Studied Classics at Utrecht, also Sanskrit under Caland. In 1930 teacher. Ph.D. 1938 Utrecht (under Gonda). Married 1930 Maria Hoetmer. Publications: Diss. Names of Persons in Early Sanskrit Literature. 162 p. Utrecht 1938.…

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VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE, Benjamin

VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE, Benjamin. 18?? — 19??. One BV-A became Lieutenant-Colonel 1887. But the family had several officers serving in India in the 19th century. One (the same?) Captain BV-A, son of General BV-A, was married 1872. But Our BV-A was only Captain in 1911 – perhaps he belongs to next generation.…

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VASMER, Rihard Vil’gelm (Georg Rihardovič, Georg Wilhelm V.)

VASMER, Rihard Vil’gelm (Georg Rihardovič, Georg Wilhelm V.). St.Petersburg 9/21.10.1888 — Taškent 22.2.1938.Russian Numismatist and Oriental Scholar. Born in a Lutheran family of German background, son of Richard Julius Friedrich Vasmer und Amalia Maria Julia Schaub. Educated in St.Petersburg. From 1906 studies of Arabic, Persian and Turkish at Leipzig and…

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VALENTIJN, François

VALENTIJN, François. Dordrecht 17.4.1666 — the Hague 6.8.1727. Dutch Priest and Naturalist. Son of a school director. Studied theology and philosophy at Leiden and Utrecht. From 1684 spent 16 years as minister in Dutch Indonesia, mainly in Ambon, where he befriended with Rumphius. After ten years in the Netherlands returned…

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VAILLANT, Louis

VAILLANT, Louis Auguste André Marie. Paris 26.11.1876 — Arras 18.2.1963. French Army Physician, Naturalist and Explorer. Son of Léon Louis V., Professor of Zoology. Studied medicine at Bordeaux, graduated 1902 and became physician in French colonial army. In 1906-08 he travelled with Pelliot and Nouette in Central Asia, acting on behalf…

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VALENTINE, William H.

VALENTINE, William H. 1856 — 1927. British Numismatician. Apparently a layman without academic or official position. Publications: The Copper Coins of India. 1. Muhammadan Coins. 271 p. 2. The Panjab and Contiguous Native States. 78 p. 68 pl. L. 1914–21. – Sasanian Coins. 118 p. L. 1921. – Bombay, Rājputāna, Central India. 8+390 p. 26…

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USBORNE, Charles Frederick

USBORNE, Charles Frederick. London 18.2.1874 — 6.11.1919. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Thomas U. and Agnes Elizabeth Gibbs. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. Joined I.C.S. in 1898. Finally Deputy Commissioner of Hissar. On a sick leave committed suicide. Married 1906 Janet Muriel Leroy, four sons and one daughter.…

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