RYDH, Hanna

RYDH, Hanna Albertina. Stockholm 12.2.1891 — Solna 29.6.1964. Swedish Archaeologist. Daughter of director Johan Albert Ryd and Matilda Josefina Westlund, teacher at elementary school. School and studies in Stockholm, graduated 1915 in archaeology and art history. Ph.D. 1919 Uppsala (diss. on Viking Age archaeology). Conducted excavations at various Swedish sites. In…

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RUSSELL, Robert Vane

RUSSELL, Robert Vane. 8.8.1873 — off the coast of Crete 30.12.1915. British Ethnologist in India. Son of Charles Robert Tilden R., a navy officer, educated at Winchester College, the studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1893 joined I.C.S. Superintendent in 1901 census, then Superintendent of Ethnography, Central Provinces. Died on…

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RUNKLE, Catharine Bird

RUNKLE, Catharine Bird. 7.2.1863 — 24.12.1943. U.S. Student of Sanskrit. Daughter of John Daniel Runkle and Catharine Robbins. Studied from 1886 at Harvard Annex for women (now Radcliffe College), learned Sanskrit under Lanman. In 1922 living in Richmond MA, unmarried. Buried (and possibly died) in Dorchester, co. Suffolk, Mass. Publications: With J.…

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RICHARDS, Frederick John

RICHARDS, Frederick John. 26.6.1875 — 19??. British Civil Servant and Archaeologist in India. Son of John R. and his wife Sarah. M.A. Joined I.C.S. in 1898, served in Madras Presidency. Long time in Salem. As Collector of Bangalore he founded with Tabard in 1909 the Mythic Society. In 1923 member of…

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RUDICH, Berta

RUDICH, Berta. 18?? — 19??. Art Historian. Ph.D. 1920 Vienna (under Strzygowski). geni.com has an unlikely Ukrainian candidate (who was born in the then Austrian territory): Berta Rudich (Branie Rudih, née Fassler). Czernovicz (Cernivci) (?) 1882 – ibid. 1920. Daughter of Chaim/Karol Fassler and Rachel Srulowitz, married Leib Arye Rudih…

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RUBINO, Giovanni Antonio

RUBINO, Giovanni Antonio. Strambino (Turin) 1.3.1578 — Mount Unzen (Nagasaki), Japan 16.3.1643. S.J. Italian Missionary in India. Novice 1596, studies in Milano. Sailed from Lisbon in 1602. Ordained priest 1605 in Goa. Worked in Jesuit academies in Goa, Madras (1613-17), Cochin (1617-19, 1627-37), Colombo (1619-23), Tuticorin (1623-27), teaching mathematics, soon also theology.…

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ROUSSEAU, Samuel

ROUSSEAU, Samuel Kent. London, bapt. 20.9.1763 — London 4.12.1820. British Printer and Oriental Scholar. Distant relative of J. J. Rousseau, of the English Huguenot branch of the family, descending from JJR’s great uncle, who had moved to London. Son of Philip R., a printer, and his wife Susannah. In 1778 apprenticed as…

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ROUSE, George Henry

ROUSE, George Henry. Melton, Suffolk 1838 — Worthing, Sussex 2.4.1909. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Rolla Rouse and Elizabeth Jane Meadow. Became Baptist when 16. After Stepney College studies at London University. M.A., LL.B., D.D. Missionary In Calcutta in 1861-67, returned because of health problems. In 1867-72…

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ROTHKIRCH-PANTHEN, Hugo von

ROTHKIRCH-PANTHEN, Hugo Bernhard Sigismund von. Breslau 22.4.1812 — Breslau 16.3.1868. German Astronomer, also interested in Linguistics. Of Silesian nobility. After Ritterakademie Liegnitz and Elisabet-Gymnasium in Breslau studies at Breslau. Began with law, but also took languages and mathematics and eventually astronomy. Worked as calculator in Breslau observatory. Publications: “Über Ursprung und Sprache der…

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ROSENMÜLLER, Ernst Friedrich Karl

ROSENMÜLLER, Ernst Friedrich Karl. Heßberg bei Hildburghausen 10.12.1768 — Leipzig 17.9.1835. German Arabist and Protestant Theologian. Son of Johann Georg R., a minister and rationalist theologian. Studies at Leipzig.  PD 1792, in 1796-1813 ao. Pr. of Arabic, 1813-35 ord. Professor of Oriental Languages at Leipzig. Also gave a “Kolleg über indische Studien”…

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