WASSON, Robert Gordon

WASSON, Robert Gordon. Great Falls, Montana 22.9.1898 — Danbury CT 26.12.1986. U.S. Ethnomycologist. For a while worked for C.I.A. In 1979 living in Dunbury, Connecticut. Married 1927 Valentina Pavlovna Guercken (1901–1958), who participated in their ethnomycological studies. In 1957 they made the hallusinogenic use of mushrooms famous and thus destroyed…

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WARREN, Herbert

WARREN, Herbert. 1866 — 1954. British Promoter of Jainism. Studied under Virchand Gandhi (1864–1901) and adopted Jainism, his books are based on Gandhi’s teaching. Publications: The Jaina Philosophy. 1910; Jainism in Western Garb as a Solution to Life’s Great Problems. Arrah 1912, 2nd ed. 148 p. Arrah 1916; The Karma…

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WAIT, William Henry

WAIT, William Henry. McConnell, Illinois 1854? — Ann Arbor 28.2.1939. U.S. Linguist and Germanist. Son of Nelson W. and Mary Catherine Root. Graduated B.A. 1879 from Northwestern University, A.M. there 1882. Ph.D. 1888 Allegheny. From 1883 taught at Illinois Wesleyan University. Further studies at Berlin and Bonn. In 1895-1901 Instructor…

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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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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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UHTOMSKIJ, Esper Esperovič,

UHTOMSKIJ, Esper Esperovič, Prince. Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) 26.8.1861 — Detskoe Selo 26.11.1921. Russian Scholar, Collector, Traveller, Political Thinker, Entrepreneur and Publisher. Son of Esper Alekseevič U., a naval officer. Studies of philosophy and Slavonic at St.Petersburg, graduated 1884. Entered the Ministry of Interior Department of Foreign Creeds, now studied Buddhism…

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TRAVESET, Jose Ventura

TRAVESET, Jose Ventura. Granada 1862 — 1941. Spanish. Student of Garcia Ayuso, taught Sanskrit courses at the University of Granada in 1887-89, from 1889 Professor of Humanities there. After a bries period in Santiago de Compostela, from 1901 Professor at Valencia. Apparently no longer much interested in Sanskrit. Publications: Elementos…

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