ZUBATÝ, Joseph

ZUBATÝ, Joseph. Prague 20.4.1851 — Prague 21.3.1931. Czechoslovakian Indologist and Slavic Scholar. Professor in Prague. Studied classical philology, Sanskrit and Comparative Linguistics at Prague (under Ludwig). PD 1885 Prague, in the Czech branch of the University. Soon succeeded Vaníček as Professor of Sanskrit and comparative IE there. After his retirement…

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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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WILMOT, Claude Rupert Trench

WILMOT, Claude Rupert Trench. 1897 — 1961. British Officer in North-West India. Served in the WW I in Sherwood Foresters, then served in Egypt, Turkey and India, in the Punjab and Karachi. Retired after the WW II. In 1931 and 1934 visited Ladakh with his camera and took numerous photographs.…

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WILLIAMS, William Holme.

WILLIAMS, William Holme. 18?? – 19??. U.S. Scholar. A.B. 1876 University of Wisconsin. In the mid-1880s Professor of Hebrew and Sanskrit at University of Wisconsin in Madison, started Sanskrit teaching there. Still Professor there in 1901, but now styled of Aemitic Languages and Hellenistic Greek. Publications: zz. Sources: https://southasia.wisc.edu/center-history/; Badger…

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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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