ZIEGENBALG, Bartholomäus

ZIEGENBALG, Bartholomäus. Pulsnitz 14.6.1683 — Tranquebar, India 23.2.1719. German Missionary and Precursor of Indology (Tamil Scholar). In South India 1706-19. He knew well Tamil and had an exceptional interest (for an early missionary) in local religion and literature. The manuscripts he sent to Halle (AB in 1711 and GMG in…

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ZETTERSTÉEN, Karl Wilhelm

ZETTERSTÉEN, Karl Wilhelm. 1866 — 1953. Swedish Oriental Scholar. Professor in Uppsala. Professor of Oriental Studies (mainly Arabic) at Uppsala in 1904-31. A well-known scholar of Arabic, Persian and Turkish, also interested in Nuba. Publications: published several text editions, a Swedish translation of the Qur’an (1917) a catalogue of Arabic,…

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ZEHETMAYR, Sebastian

ZEHETMAYR, Sebastian. Beiharting 7.6.1815 — 1???. German IE Scholar. Schoolteacher and Professor at a gymnasium, apparently lived long time in Regensburg, in retirement in Freising (still living there in 1890). Converted from Protestant into Roman Catholic faith. Publications: Rechtfertigung des Übertritts einer Protestanten zur katholischen Kirche. 1843; Explanatio Psalmi LXVIII…

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ZARUBIN, Ivan Ivanovič

ZARUBIN, Ivan Ivanovič. St.Petersburg 27.9.(9.10.)1887 — 3.2.1964. Russian Iranian Scholar. Son of a physician. Graduated 1912 from Historical-Philological Faculty, St.Petersburg, and from Juridical Faculty, Harkov. Dr. filol. nauk 1938, Professor also 1938. From 1910 naučnyj sotrudnik in Department of Central Asian Muslim Peoples, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, from 1918…

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ZAKO, Anton (Zako-Çajupi)

ZAKO, Anton (Zako-Çajupi). Sheper in South Albania 27.3.1866 — Cairo 11.6.1930. Albanian Poet and Translator of Indian Literature. Zako was his real name, Çajupi a nom-de-plume. Orthodox Christian, spent most of his life in Egypt. Studied law in Switzerland, but practised little. Married, one child. Publications: Lulé te hindit. 44…

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ZAEHNER, Robin Charles

ZAEHNER, Robin (Robert) Charles. Sevenoaks, Kent 8.4.1913 — Oxford 24.11.1974. British Scholar of Comparative Religion, especially Iranian and Indian. Professor in Oxford. Son of Swiss-German immigrants to England. Educated at Tonbridge School. From 1932 studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, i.al. classics, Persian and Iranian, also Sanskrit and Arabic, 1936-37…

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ZACHARIAE, Theodor

ZACHARIAE, Theodor Victor Hugo. Großkmehlen bei Liebenwerda 3.2.1851 — Halle 5.5. 1934. German Indologist. Professor in Halle. Son of Karl Eduard Z., a specialist of Byzantine law and second generation nobleman. Educated at the same school in Pforta as Nietzsche, Deussen, and the only 2 years elder Wilamowitz. Studied classics…

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