O’BRIEN, Donatus James Thomond

O’BRIEN, Donatus James Thomond. Paddington, Middlesex 11.12.1860 — France 12.9.1907. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Henry Montague Shallot O’Brien (d. 1862) and Elizabeth Ruddell Todd. From 1881 Lieutenant of Manchester Regiment, then Captain (1891). Married Mary Rodgers (1869–1951), one son and one daughter. Publications: Grammar and Vocabulary of the Khowár…

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MORGENSTIERNE, Georg

MORGENSTIERNE, Georg  Valentin von Munthe af. Christiania (Oslo) 3.1.1892 — Oslo 3.3.1978. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Son of Professor (lawyer) Bredo von Munthe af M. and Bertha Ludwigsen Schjelderup. Matriculated from Christiania 1909. Studies at Christiania, of classical philology, comparative linguistics and Indology (under Konow), then at Bonn…

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LUMSDEN, Harry Burnett

LUMSDEN, Harry Burnett. Bay of Bengal 12.11.1821 — Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire 12.8.1896. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Offcer in India. Lieutenant-General. Son of Colonel Thomas L. and Hay Burnett, cousin of —> Matthew L. After early years in Bengal he was sent to his grandmother in Aberdeenshire. Came to India as cadet…

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LORIMER, D. L. R.

LORIMER, David Lockhart Robertson. Dundee 24.12.1876 — Hatfield, Hertfordshire 25.2.1962. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer, Linguist and Indo-Iranian Scholar. Lieutenant-colonel. Son of Rev. Robert L. (1840–1925) and Isabella Lockhart Robinson (1849–1931), brother of —> J.G.L., —> F.M.G.L., Emilia H.L.L.,also of  Elizabeth Hilda Lockhart L. (1873–1954) and William Laughten L. (1885–1967), both…

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LENTZ, Wolfgang

LENTZ, Otto Helmut Wolfgang. Hameln 23.2.1900 — Marburg 8.12.1986. German Iranian Scholar. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Dr. Alfred Lentz, then director of girls’ Gymnasium in Hameln, and Katharina Gette. Educated in Hameln, matriculated 1917. In 1918-23 studies of IE and classical languages, later also Iranian and Indo-Aryan and Semitic…

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KRISTIANSEN, Knut

KRISTIANSEN, Knut. 16.5.1928 — Oslo Early July 1999 (when 71). Norwegian Indo-Iranian Linguist. Grew up in Raufoss. Student of Morgenstierne at Oslo. From 1971 until his retirement in 1998 taught Hindi, Urdu and other South Asian languages as Universitetslektor at University of Oslo. Several visits to South Asia. Murdered by…

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GRJUNBERG-CVETINOVIČ, Aleksandr Leonovič

GRJUNBERG-CVETINOVIČ, Aleksandr Leonovič. Leningrad 1.3.1930 — St.Petersburg 3.3.1995. Russian Iranian Scholar, specialist of Pamir languages. Son of Leon Grjunberg (d. 1938), a publisher, and Nina Alekseevna Cvetinovič-Grjunberg. Graduated 1952 from Leningrad Uni­ver­sity. Kand. filol. nauk 1963, Dr. 1974. From 1957 naučnyj sotrudnik at Inst. jazykozn. of Leningrad otdel’ of Academy…

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EDELBERG, Lennart

EDELBERG, Johan Lorentz Lennart Fraas. Copenhagen 19.5.1915 — Ribe 11.11.1981. Danish Biologist and Ethnologist, Specialist of Nuristan (Afghanistan). Son of chief engineer (overingeniør) Johannes Ferdinand E. (1870-1949) and Johanne Fraas (1877-1951). Studied briefly theology, but then made cand.mag 1943 in natural history and geography. Worked as schoolteacher. In 1947-49 participated…

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DAVIDSON, John

DAVIDSON, John. India 28.8.1845 — Menton, France (?) 9.9.1917. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of the physician Alexander D. and Mary Anne Blundell. Educated at Winchester College, joined the army in 1863 and the Punjab Cavalry in 1866. From 1875 assistant adjutant-general in Pañjab Frontier Force. Served in the Jowaki-Afridi…

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BAILEY, Thomas Grahame

BAILEY, Thomas Grahame. Ambala 8.9.1872 — Edinburgh 5.4.1942. Rev. British (Scottish) Priest and Indologist, a Specialist of Urdu and North-West Indian Languages. Son of Wellesley Cosby B. and Alice Hargraves, sent to school in Edinburgh. M.A. and B.D., ordained. In 1895-1920 missionary of the Church of Scotland in Wazirabad in…

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