WRIGHT, Joseph

WRIGHT, Joseph. Idle near Bradford, Yorkshire31.10.1855 — 27.2.1930. British Linguist. Son of Dufton Wright, a woollen cloth weaver and quarryman, and Sarah Ann Atkinson. Working from childhood he started night-school in late teens, concebtraing on languages, and in 1876 went with his modest savings to Heidelberg University. Back in Yorkshire…

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WRIGHT, Henry Nelson

WRIGHT, Henry Nelson. 1870 — 1941. British Civl, Servant and Numismatician In India. His coin collection is now divided between British and Delhi Museums. Publications: Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum, Calcutta. 2. Coins of Sultans of Delhi and other contemporary Moslem rulers. Oxford 1907; 3. Coins of…

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WLISLOCKI, Heinrich Adalbert von

WLISLOCKI, Heinrich Adalbert von. Kronstadt (now Braşov) 9.7.1856 — Klosdorf bei Kleinkopisch (now Şona in Translivania) 19.2.1907. Austrian Gypsy Scholar. His father was Polish and mother German of Transilvania. In 1875-79 studied at Klausenburg (Cluj-Napoca). Ph.D. 1879. Worked as tutor,in 1883-90 in Mühlbach (Sebeş), but also eagerly collected gypsy material.…

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WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair

WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair. Buckland, East Tilbury, Essex 21.8.1915 — 1975. British Indologist. At S.O.A.S. in London. Graduated B.A. 1937 from S.O.A.S. in Indo-Aryan (under Turner). Assistant Keeper in India Office Library (Sanskrit, Pāli and Prākrit books) in 1939-46 and again 1954-57 and, although formally in library, 1940-45 as volunteer…

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WHITEHEAD, Henry

WHITEHEAD, Henry. Brighton 19.12.1853 — Reading 14.4.1947. British Missionary Scholar. Sin of Rev. Alfred Wh. and Maria Sarah Buckmaster, brother of philosopher A. N. Wh. (1861–1947). Educated at Sherborne and Trinity College, Oxford. Ordained 1879, left in 1884 to India. Worked as principal of Bishop’s College in Calcutta. Bishop of…

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WESTPHAL-HELLBUSCH, Sigrid

WESTPHAL-HELLBUSCH, Sigrid. Rendsburg 10.6.1915 — Oldenburg 1.2.1984. German Anthropologist. Professor in Berlin. Grew up in Berlin. From 1935 studied Anthropology, Geography and Psychology at Berlin. Ph.D. 1940. Then worked at Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde. PD 1946 Berlin (Humboldt University), in 1951-53 Professor there. Moved to West Berlin, she was PD,…

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WESSELSKI, Albert

WESSELSKI, Albert. Vienna 3.9.1871 — Prague 2.2.1939. Austrian Folklorist in Czechoslovakia. Studied philosophy, but switched to engineering. In 1902-06 worked in Graz, but then turned to journalism. In 1919-35 Chief Editor of Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia in Prague. Honorary Ph.D. 1931 Prague. PD 1935 Graz, lost his habilitation on racial grounds…

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WEÖRES, Sándor

WEÖRES, Sándor. Szombathely 22.6.1913 — 22.1.1989. Hungarian Poet. Published his first poems as a teenager. Studies at Pécs University, Ph.D. in aesthetics. In 1937 visited Philippines, Vietnam and India. During WW II in compulsory labour duty, but not in war. Then lived as farmer in Csönge, in 1948-49 resided in…

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WENDEL, François-Xavier

WENDEL, François-Xavier. 1732? — Lakhnau 20.3.1803. Father. German Jesuit Missionary in India. Very little is known of his life. He arrived at India in 1751. First in Goa and Diu, from 1763 in Lakhnau, later also in Agra, but often ill. For a while served te Rāja of Bhāratpur. He…

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WEINFURTER, Karel

WEINFURTER, Karel. Jičin 27.5.1867 — Prague 14.3.1942. Czech Author and Translator. A Christian mystic interested in Yoga. Publications: Divy a kouzla indických fakirů. 1913. – transl. Swami Vivékánanda: Budoucnost duchovního člověka. 1919; Karma Yoga. 1920; Radža Joga čili ovládnutí vnitřní podstaty. 1924. – transl. Patandžaliho výroky o Jogu. 1925; Svami…

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