HETÉNYI, Ernő

HETÉNYI, Ernő (Ernest H., Láma Dharmakirtí Padmavadzsra). Budapest 13.2.1912 — Budapest 17.9.1999. Hungarian Bauddha and Tibetologist. Son of the operetta composer Albert Hetényi-Heidelberg. He became interested in Buddhism, especially Lama Anagarika Govinda, and in 1951 founded the Buddhist society of Hungary and in 1956 the Alexander Csoma des Körös Institute…

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BARRIGUE DE FONTAINIEU, Gérard Hilaire Prosper Emmanuel Hippolyte

BARRIGUE DE FONTAINIEU, Gérard Hilaire Prosper Emmanuel Hippolyte, Baron, 1895 Marquis de Fontainieu. Marmande, Lot et Garonne 26.7.1863 — Paris 15.4.1927. French Indologist, specialist of Tamil and Hindustani. Son of Prosper BdeF and Françoise Delage, member of a family coming from Marseille and belonging to nobility from the early 18th century. Diplome…

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AULOVA (Sandova), Rena Aronovna

AULOVA (Sandova), Rena Aronovna. Samarkand 30.1.1927 — Tashkent 1997. Uzbekistanian Hindi Teacher. Daughter of an official. Graduated 1949 Taškent. Kand. ped. nauk 1973. Docent 1979, teaching at Dept. of Indian Philology, Oriental Faculty, Taškent. Publications: kand.diss. (publ.) Učebnik jazyka hindi. 252 p. Taškent 1969. – Posobne po domašn. čteniju dlja…

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ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič

ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič. Livny, Orlov gub. 1887 — 25.12.1941. Russian Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of a composer, A.S.A. Living in Moscow, after revolution joined the Red Army and worked in visual agitation in Smolensk. From 1921 at Oriental Institute in Moscow, from 1922 nayčnyj sotrudnik, 1923-25 teaching Hindustani. He was…

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THOMPSON, M. S. H.

THOMPSON, M. S. H. 1??? — 1???. British Tamil Scholar. B.A. Active in 1928/65. Worked as teacher in Tamil Nadu, then taught Tamil at S.O.A.S. Publications: “The Agastya Selection of Tamil Saivite Hymns”, BSOS 4:4, 1928, 761-768; “The Avvai of the Sangam Anthologies”, BSOAS 12:2, 1948, 399-402; “The Mahābhārata in…

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STEPANOV, Gurij (Aleksej Ivanovič St.)

STEPANOV, Gurij (Aleksej Ivanovič St.). Čeboksary 3.10.1880 — Gorkij 1.11.1937. Russian Ecclesiastic, Mongolian and Tibetan Scholar. Archimandrit, then Archbishop of Russian Orthodox Church. After Kazan Seminary studied 1902-06 at Kazan Spiritual Academy (cand. theol.). Intending to become missionary concentrated on Mongolian language and Buddhism. In 1909 mag.theol. Docent of Kalmuk…

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SZERB, János

SZERB, János. Budapest 7.1.1951 — Vienna 6.10.1988. Hungarian Tibetologist. Studies at Budapest. Ph.D. 1982. In 1984-88 in Ö.A.W, Forschungsstelle für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, in Vienna. Interested in Tibetan history and religion, also including Mongolian Buddhism. Also a poet. Committed suicide. Publications: “Glosses on the Oeuvre of Bla-ma ’Phags-pa: 2.…

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STEIN, Rolf Alfred

STEIN, Rolf Alfred. Schwetz (now Świecie, Poland) 13.6.1911 — Paris 9.10.1999. French (born German Jew) Sinologist and Tibetan Scholar. Professor in Paris. Youthful interest in occultism led him to Tibetology. Studied Chinese in Berlin, in 1933 fled to France and studied in Paris Sinology under Granet, Mauss and Maspéro, then…

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SOMS (Y) CASTELÍN, Enrique

SOMS (Y) CASTELÍN, Enrique. 1860 — 1913. Spanish Linguist. Professor of Greek at Salamanca, from 1891 at Madrid. After Gelabert y Gordiola’s death (1894) taught Sanskrit classes at Madrid University until Daza de Campos was nominated in 1897. Publications: Translated G. Curtius’ Gramática griega elemental. Madrid 1887; translated other grammatical…

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SMITH, Ray Caldwell

SMITH, Ray Caldwell. 20.7.1872 — 193?. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Soon after marriage to India. In 1914 in Fatehpur. At Landour Language School in Mussoorie. Living 1938. Married 1900 Huetta Jean Trumbull, children. Publications: with S. Weightman: Introductory Hindi course. 516 p.…

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