VYHNIS, Čeněk (Vincenz)

VYHNIS, Čeněk (Vincenz). Kostelec nad Labem 8.10.1842 — Prague 23.3.1897. Czech Schoolteacher interested in Indology. Studies at Prague, i.al. Sanskrit under Ludwig. Worked as gymnasium professor, finally in Prague. His Vikramorvaśīya translation remained manuscript. Publications: “Průpovědi Bhartrhariho”, Květy – Česká včela 1865-66, 117; “O původu pohádky v Indii”, Květy –…

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VOLCK, Johann Christoph Wilhelm

VOLCK, Johann Christoph Wilhelm. Nürnberg 18.11.1835 — Rostock 29.5.1904. German Oriental Scholar in Estonia. Professor at Dorpat (Tartu) and Rostock. Son of a factory owner. In 1853-57 studied philology and theology at Erlangen (i.al. under Spiegel), for a while also at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1859, Lic. theol. 1861 Erlangen. Now PD…

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VIZEL’, Oskar Èmil’evič.

VIZEL’, Oskar Èmil’evič. St.Petersburg 1895 — 19??. Russian Indologist, Tibetologist, Japanologist and Archaeologist. Born in an noble family of Austrian origin. From 1915 studies at St.Petersburg Oriental Faculty. In the 1920s worked in Ethnographic Kabinet in Petrograd, the two years in developing Komi education. In 1930-32 in Ašhabad. Ordered back…

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VELJAČIĆ, Čedomil (Ñāṇajīvaka)

VELJAČIĆ, Čedomil (Ñāṇajīvaka). Zagreb 18.6.1915 — California 28.12.1997. Croatian Classical Scholar, Philosopher, and Bauddha. In Zagreb and in Sri Lanka. Publications: Filosofija istočnih naroda. Indijska filozofija. 1. Zagreb 1958. – diss. Komparativno prončavanje indijske i helenske filozofije. Zagreb 1962 (Comparative study of Indian and Greek philosophy). – “Komparativnofilosofski motivi u…

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VAUX, William Sandys Wright

VAUX, William Sandys Wright. Oxford 28.2.1818 — London 21.6.1885. British Numismatician and Antiquarian. Son of Rev. William Vaux, a vicar, educated at Westminster School and graduate from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1840 (M.A. 1842). From 1841 worked in British Museum, in 1861–70 as Keeper of Coins and Medals, finally resigned…

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VASSALINI, Ida

VASSALINI, Ida. Verona 1891 — Milano 21.12.1953. Italian Poet and Translator. Daughter of Bartolomeo V. and Itala Abati. Became early interested in classical and oriental philology, in philosophy and poetry. Studies at Padova and Milano. Worked as teacher in Milano. Refused from joining the fascist association and almost lost her…

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VASIL’EV, Aleksej Ivanovič

VASIL’EV, Aleksej Ivanovič. St.Petersburg 1903 — 6.11.1936. Russian Specialist of Sogdian. Son of a worker. Joined early the Communist Party and served as matros in 1921-26, in 1923 final school examination. After a while in a steam ship in 1927-30 studies of Asian history at Leningrad University. 1930 aspirant, 1931…

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VARENNE, Jean

VARENNE, Jean. Marseille 12.6.1926 — Paris 12.7.1997. French Indologist. Professor in Aix-en-Provence. Ph.D. 1959 Paris. In 1959-60 taught French at Poona University, then worked at E.F.E.O., in Pondichery and Pune. In 1962-80 Maitre de conférences for Sanskrit at Aix-en-Provence. In 1981-87 Professor of Sanskrit at Lyon, then retired. In politics…

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VANDEN BERGHE, Louis

VANDEN BERGHE, Louis. Oostnieuwkerke, West Flanders 24.12.1923 — Ghent 17.9.1993. Belgian Archaeologist and Iranian Scholar. Studies of archaeology and art history, then also Oriental languages at Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Leiden. Ph.D. 1950 Ghent. From 1951 Assistant and 1957 Professor of Near Eastern Art and Archeology at Ghent (ord. 1965).…

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VALTONEN, Pertti

VALTONEN, Pertti. 1933 — 1999. Finnish Gipsy Scholar. Studies of Indology, etc. at Helsinki. M.A. 1964 and 1968 Lic.Phil. Helsinki (under Aalto). Then worked as elementary schoolteacher in Imatra in Eastern Finland. His planned Ph.D. dissertation about Indo-Aryan elements in Finnish Romani was never completed, but the manuscript was left…

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