ZINKGRÄF, Willy

ZINKGRÄF, Willy. Ludwigshafen am Rhein 23.10.1903 — 19??. German Student of Indology. Son of Friedrich Z. and Elisabeth Beinder. Gymnasium in Mannheim. Student of Walleser at Heidelberg as early as 1922, also studied Germanistics. In the 1930s worked at Walleser’s institute. Ph.D. 1939 Heidelberg. In 1940 living in Mannheim, 1952…

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ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich

ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich. Kastellaun near Koblenz 11.12.1851 — Berlin 29.7.1910. German Indologist and Celtic Scholar. Professor in Greifswald and Berlin. Studied classics and Indology at Strassburg (Goldschmidt) and Tübingen (Roth), also Germanistics (Scherer) and Celtology (Windisch), strongly influenced by Weber. Ph.D. 1876 (?). PD 1878 Berlin. In 1881-1901 Professor of Sanskrit…

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ZIMIN, Aleksandr Semënovič

ZIMIN, Aleksandr Semënovič. Krasnoe Selo near St. Petersburg 11.(23.)8.1880 — Leningrad early 1942. Russian Indologist. Born in a peasant family, educated in St.Petersburg. After military medical school worked in 1897-1908 in hospitals of St.Petersburg and in Sestroreck nearby, but also passed high school studies. In 1909 left the army and began…

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ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman)

ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman). Odessa (now Ukraina) 25.5.1938 — Boston 25.6.1977. Russian Philosopher and Sociologist in the U.S.A. Son of Benjamin Z., an engineer-economist, and Riva Timaner, a physician. Studied engineering and meteorology in Odessa. In 1962-66 meteorogist of Ašhabad Airport in Turkmenistan. In 1962 befriended with —>…

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ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton

ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton. 1923 — 10.3.1964. Romanian Buddhist and South-East Asian Scholar in France and the U.S.A. Left Romania in 1947, first to Paris. Studies at É.P.H.É. and E.L.O.V. Worked in C.N.R.S. From 1960 Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Oriental Religions at Columbia University in New York. He was ill and…

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YOUNG, Robert (1822–1888)

YOUNG, Robert. Edinburgh 10.9.1822 — Edinburgh 14.10.1888. British (Scottish) Missionary Printer in India, also a Hebrew Scholar. Son of John Young, a book-binder (Wikipedia) or of George Young, manager of a flour mill (D.N.B.). From 1838 worked as printer’s apprentice, used free times in learning Oriental languages. In 1847 started…

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YOUNG, Alex Henderson

YOUNG, Alex Henderson. 18?? — 1916. Rev.  British (Scottish) Baptist Missionary in India. M.A. After five years as Pastor of Baptist Church came to Orissa in 1882. Headmaster of the English school in Cuttack (Katak) later known as Stewart School. In this he was succeeded by his younger brother John…

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WYNCH, Paul Marriot

WYNCH, Paul Marriot(t). 17?? — Hawkhurst, Kent 12.3.1841. British Civil Servant in India. Joined Bengal Civil Service in 1808. From 1818 Acting Register of Sudder dewany and Nizamut Adawlut at Fort William, then Magistrate of 24 Parganas. Judicial Deputy Secretary to Governor General Bentinck, Secretary 1828. Retired 1836. Married 1826…

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WOLLASTON, Matthew William

WOLLASTON (Woollaston), Matthew William. Calcutta 24.8.1802 — Mirzapore 10.6.1851. British Teacher and Missionary in India. Son of William Augustus Woollaston and Anne Mendes. Teacher at Government Sanskrit College in Agra, resigned and worked in mission. From 1844 Superintendent of Schools in Mirzapore. In his grammar he used Bengali letters. Married Lorenza…

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WOLFF, Philipp

WOLFF, Philipp. Ulm 22.12.1810 — Tübingen 1.1.1894. German Priest and Oriental Scholar. Studies of theology at Tübingen, but soon moved to Halle and concentrated on Oriental languages. Ph.D. 1834 Halle (under Rödiger). Then further studies in Paris (Silvestre de Sacy). PD 1835 Tübingen, where in 1836-38 he also taught Sanskrit…

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