BIDIE, George

BIDIE, George. Buckies, Banffshire 3.4.1830 — Bridge of Allan, Scotland 19.2.1913. Dr. Surgeon-General. British (Scottish) Physician in India. School in Aberdeen, studies at Edinburgh and Aberdeen, M.D. 1853. In 1856 joined Indian Medical Service as Assistant Surgeon and went to Madras. Served in Hyderabad, Guntur, Mysore and Coorg. In 1866-70…

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BESSE, Léon

BESSE, Léon (Leo). 27.3.1853 — 19??. Rev. S.J. French Jesuit Missionary and Historian in India. Joined the S.J. in 1881. Teacher and in 1903-09 Rector of St.Joseph’s College in Tiruchirappalli. Not to be confused with Jean Martial Léon Besse (1861–1920), a benedictine monk, who wrote much about French church history and cults of…

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BERRIZ DO SEIXO

BERRIZ DO SEIXO, Aureliano Julio. 18?? — 19??. Spanish. Assistant Professor of Sanskrit at Madrid 1881-83 (before Gelabert y Gordiola). Still active in 1900. Publications: Diss. Idea de la libertad en los pueblos antiguos, en la Edad Media y en los tiempos modernos. ms. Madrid 1881. Sources: Alvarez 62; diss.…

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BADLEY, ­Brenton Hamline

BADLEY, ­Brenton Hamline. Monmouth, Indiana 27.4.1849 — Lucknow 20.11.1891. U.S. Missionary in India. Educated at Simpson College and Garrett Biblical Institute. Came to India as Methodist missionary in 1872 and worked there until his death. In 1876 one of the founders and then secretary of Indian Sunday School Union. Married,…

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BERGMAN, Folke

BERGMAN, Folke. Stockholm 29.8.1902 — Stockholm (?) 22.5.1946. Swedish Central Asian Archaeologist. Participated in Sven Hedin’s Chinese expedition 1929-35 and found the tombs of Xiaohe in Lop Nur. In Sweden worked as Amanuens of East Asian collections in East Asian Museum (Östasiatiska Museet, now part of Världskulturmuseet). Publications: “Lou-Lan Wood-Carvings…

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BENMOHEL, Nathan Lazarus

BENMOHEL, Nathan Lazarus. Hamburg 26.5.1803 — Dun Laoghaire 22.12.1869. German Jew in Ireland. Son of Rabbi Elieza Lazi. From 1829 resided in Dublin and from 1832 studied languages at Trinity College. B.A. 1836, M.A. 1846. He was the first  conforming Jew obtaining a degree in a British university. Publications: Arāish-e…

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BENDA, Elimar

BENDA, Elimar. Freiburg im Br. 13.8.1890 — 1976. German. Dr.iur. 1913 Jena. Further studies of comparative linguistics, Germanistics and Sanskrit at Marburg. From c. 1921 Library Assistant Berlin, in 1922 moved to Marburg, in 1926/30 Librarian in Freiburg im Br., in 1940 Bibliotheksrat in Heidelberg. In Preface of his 1940…

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BELSER, Carl William

BELSER, Carl William. New Washington, Ohio 21.12.1860 — Boulder, Colorado 28.1.1898. U.S. Linguist. Professor in Ann Arbor and Boulder. Son of a clergyman. B.A. 1882 from University of Michigan, then also M.A. In the 1880s taught Latin at Mount Morris College and Carhage College, both in Illinois. In 1887 went…

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BELL, Cyril William Bowdler

BELL, Cyril William Bowdler (from 1892 C. W. Bowdler). Hull 1839 — 1918. British Officer. Son of John Pearson Bell and Lucy Louisa Bowdler. Colonel. Probablt served in India, later Professor at Staff College. Also a noted musician (organist) and componist. Married, at least one son. Publications: The Nasr-i Be-nazīr. An eastern…

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BELENICKIJ, Aleksandr Markovič.

BELENICKIJ, Aleksandr Markovič. Ljubino, Byelo Russia 24.3./6.4.1904 — 15.6.1993. Russian Archaeologist, Specialist of Sogdian Art. Son of a farmer. Graduated 1930 Taškent. Kand. ist. nauk 1938, dr. ist. nauk 1967. From 1938 naučnyj sotrudnik at Archaeological Institute, in 1941-45 in military service. Docent 1946, staršij naučnyj sotrudnik 1950. Publications: With…

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