BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries

BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries. Rotterdam 13.1.1857 — Batavia 26.6.1906. Dutch Indonesian Philologist and Archaeologist. Aften school in Amsterdam studied 1874-79 theology (but also Sanskrit) at Amsterdam Athenaeum (now A. university), in 1879-83 Indology at Leiden (in preparation for colonial service, but including Kavi, Sanskrit and Arabic). Ph.D. 1884 Leiden (under…

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BRAUNHOLTZ, Gustav Ernst Karl

BRAUNHOLTZ, Gustav Ernst Karl. Cambridge 19.3.1887 — 21.4.1967. British Linguist (IE and Classic). Son of Eugen Gustav Br. (1859–1941), German academician who moved in 1884 to Cambridge (note his diss. Die erste nichtchristliche Parabel des Barlaam und Josaphat. Ihre Herkunft und Verbreitung. Halle 1884). Studies at Cambridge (B.A. 1911 Emanuel…

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BRANDI, Mario

BRANDI, Mario. Trieste 11.12.1891 — 1943/44?. Italian, probably a Theosophist, son of Salvatore Brandi and Elisa Iacchia. He authored several mystic books, two in collaboration with Emma Tedeschi (1896–1943/44?). In November 1943 both were arrested in Genua as Jews and sent to Auschwitz. Publications: Lo Yoga della fede: Bhagavadgītā 12.:…

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BOXER, Charles Ralph

BOXER, Charles Ralph. Sandown, Isle of Wight 8.4.1904 — St.Albans, Hertfordshire 27.4.2000. British Historian of Early Colonial Asia. Son of Colonel Hugh Edward Richard B. and Jane Patterson. Grew up in Dorset. Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst. In 1923-47 served in Lincolnshire Regiment, first in Northern Ireland. He interested…

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SCALABRINO BORSANI, Giuseppina

SCALABRINO BORSANI, Giuseppina (or G. Borsani Scalabrino). Milano 9.5.1910 — 22.2.1991. Italian Indologist. Professor in Milano. Studied Sanskrit at Catholic University of Milano under A. Ballini, graduated in 1933. Soon Assistant, then Docent, and from 1954 the first woman in Italy with a Sanskrit chair, at Catholic University of Milano,…

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BOUQUET, Alan Coates

BOUQUET, Alan Coates. 24.5.1884 — Cambridge 1976. Rev. British Scholar of Religion. Studies at Cambridge: B.A. 1905, M.A. 1910, B.D. 1918, D.D. 1922. Lecturer in History and Comparative Study of Religion at Jesus and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge. Publications: Comparative Religion. Harmondsworth, Pelican 1941, rev. ed. 1971; Hinduism. 171 p. L.…

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BOR, Norman Loftus

BOR, Norman Loftus. Tramore, County Waterford 2.5.1893 — London 22.12.1972. Irish Botanist. Son of Edward Bor and Mabel Thornton. Educated in Kilkenny and Dublin, studied medicine at Trinity College, but in 1914 joined the army. War service in Greece and Palestine, wounded 1916. B.A. 1921, M.A. 1927, Trinity College. B.Sc.…

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BOMFORD, Trevor

BOMFORD, Trevor. Bembridge, Isle of Wight 18.11.1849 — India 21.12.1929. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Samuel B. and Francis Jane Winter. Studies at Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and Durham University (M.A.). Ordained 1874. Worked for Church Missionary Society in Multan and Peshawar. Married with Jane Catherine Charlotte Briggs, four…

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BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry

BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry. Mauritius 14.3.1877 — 29.5.1941. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Frances Theophilus Bl. and Emily Rainsford. Educated at Marlborough College, then studies at Corpus Christi College (Oxford, B.A.) and University College (London). Served in I.C.S. in United Provinces, from 1905 in Secretariat. K.C.I.E. Married 1901…

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BLAKESLEY, Thomas Holmes.

BLAKESLEY, Thomas Holmes. Ware, Hertsfordshire 8.7.1847 — London 13.2.1929. British Civil Engineer and Scientist also interested in Archaeology. Son of Rev. Joseph Williams Bl. (1808-85), Dean of Lincoln, and Margaret Wilson Holmes. Educated in Smithfield, studies at King’s College, Cambridge, graduated in 1869 (B.A.). From 1872 Government Engineer at Public Works Department…

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