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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STONEHOUSE, John

STONEHOUSE, John. 17?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India. In 1780 Assistant to Collector in Shawabad, in 1795 Collector in Medinipur, soon in Midnapur. Publications: “Letter from the Emperor Akbar to Abdûllah Khan. the Usbeck, Ruler of Turan. Composed by Abúl Fuzul. Translated from Persian”, The New Asiatic Miscellany…

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SIMON, Ernst Julius Walter

SIMON, Ernst Julius Walter (Ximen Xuade). Berlin 10.6.1893 — London 22.2.1981. German Sinologist and Sino-Tibetan Scholar in the U.K. Professor in London. Studies of classical and Romance philology in 1911-14 at Berlin. Employed in the university libraries in Kiel and Berlin, now started the study of Sinology under O. Franke.…

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SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac

SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac (baron). Paris 21.9.1758 — Paris 21.2.1838. French Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar. Professor in Paris. Son of a notary in a Jansenist Jewish family, lost early his father. Never visited Asia, but found native language teachers in France. From 1795 until his death Professor of…

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SANTA ANNA (Santana), Francisco Xavier de

SANTA ANNA (Santana), Francisco Xavier de (lay Raffaello Pescetto). 17?? — Verapoly (?) 7.12.1844. Italian Carmelitan Missionary and Konkani Scholar in India. Finally titular Archbishop of Sardes and in 1831-44 Apostolic Vicar in Verapoly (Kerala). Both works were published anonymously. Publications: Grammatica ou Observações Grammaticais sôbre a Lingoa de Concanâ.…

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RÜDIGER, Johann Christian Christoph

RÜDIGER, Johann Christian Christoph. Burg near Magdeburg 9.5.1751 — 21.10.1822. German Cameralist, from 1791 Professor ord. at Halle. Also a linguist. He was the first to realize the NIA nature of the Gipsy language in 1782. Publications: Von der Sprache und Herkunft der Zigeuner aus Indien. Lp. 1782, repr. Hamburg…

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RÜCKERT, Friedrich

RÜCKERT, Friedrich. Schweinfurt 16.5.1788 — Neusess bei Coburg, Franken 31.1.1866. German Poet, Translator, Oriental Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Berlin. Son of Johann Adam R. (1763–1831), a lawyer, and Maria Barbara Schoppach (1766–1835). After gymnasium in Schweinfurt (1802–05) studies of law, languages and literature at Würzburg (1805-09) and…

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ROMER, John

ROMER, John. 17?? — 18??. British Civil Servant in India. In 1823 he was Government Agent in Surat. Member of the Council in Bombay, acted as Governor of Bombay for a brief period in 1831. In 1830-31 President of the Asiatic Society there. In 1855 in the U.K. In the…

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PIMENTEL, Manuel Carvalho

PIMENTEL, Manuel Carvalho. 16?? — 6.3.1751. S.J. Missionary in Kerala from 1722. Publications: xxx. Sources: Briefly in A. S. Hernández, Las misiones bajo el patronato portugués. 1. Madrid 1977, 226.

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PETROV, A. A.

PETROV, A. A. 17?? — 1???. Author of the first incomplete Russian version of the Gītā. Sources: Transl. from the English version of Wilkins. Багуат-Гета, или беседы Кришны с Аржуном. 44 p. Moscow 1788. Sources: xx.

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