THESLEFF, Arthur

THESLEFF, Arthur. Viipuri 5.3.1871 — Stockholm 17.12.1920. Finnish Botanist (Mycologist) and Gipsy Scholar. Son of Colonel Fredrik Vilhelm Th. and Olga Maria Thesleff. From 1890 studied botany at Helsinki. In the late 1890s fieldwork  among gipsies in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Hungary and Poland. In 1906 moved to Sweden and in 1906…

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SMART, Bath C.

SMART, Bath Charles. 1838 — 1887. British Physician interested in Gipsy Language. M.D. Worked in Manchester. Publications: The Dialect of the English Gypsies. 1863, 2nd rev. & enl. ed. with H. T. Crofton. 23+302 p. L. 1875. Sources: Wikisource, no further information found.

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ROTHKIRCH-PANTHEN, Hugo von

ROTHKIRCH-PANTHEN, Hugo Bernhard Sigismund von. Breslau 22.4.1812 — Breslau 16.3.1868. German Astronomer, also interested in Linguistics. Of Silesian nobility. After Ritterakademie Liegnitz and Elisabet-Gymnasium in Breslau studies at Breslau. Began with law, but also took languages and mathematics and eventually astronomy. Worked as calculator in Breslau observatory. Publications: “Über Ursprung und Sprache der…

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CROFTON, Henry Thomas

CROFTON, Henry Thomas. Preston, Lancashire 23.7.1848 — Berkshire 17.4.1928. British Gipsy Scholar. Born of an Anglo-Irish family, son of General J. F. Crofton and Anne Agnes Addison. Educated at Cheltenham College. Solicitor in Manchester. President of Gypsy Lore Society in 1908-09. Married 1871 Martha Pilling, one son, three daughters. Publications: With…

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CAMPUZANO y GONZÁLEZ, Ramón

CAMPUZANO y GONZÁLEZ, Ramón. 18?? — 1???. Spanish Historian, Lexicographer and Publisher. Still active in 1878. Publications: Orijen, usos y costumbres de los Jitanos, y diccionario de su dialecto. 29+199 p. Madrid 1848 (short introduction and the dictionary), 2nd ed. 1851. – Novisimo diccionario de la lengua castellana. 1-2. 1857;…

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BORROW, George Henry

BORROW, George Henry. East Dereham, Norfolk 5.7.1803 — Lowestoft, Suffolk 26.7.1881. British Author. Son of Thomas B., an army recruiting officer, and Ann Perfrement. Educated in Edinburgh and Norwich, for a while also in Ireland, then studied law, but soon turned to languages and literature. In 1825 first journey to…

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BATAILLARD, Paul Théodore

BATAILLARD, Paul Théodore. Paris 23.3.1816 — Paris 1.3.1894. French Archivist and Gipsy Scholar. Son of Pierre Charles B. and Agathe Vasse. Studies at Ecole de chartes. In the 1850s in French Indochine. From 1877 Archivist of Faculté de Médécine in Paris. Married 1849 Élisa Waldor (d. 1852, one daughter) and…

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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-Austrian tax collector and mother a German of Transylvania, educated in Kronstadt. In 1875-79 studied at Klausenburg (Cluj-Napoca), mainly Germanic, but also Sanskrit (Brassai). Ph.D. 1879 (diss.…

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VALTONEN, Pertti

VALTONEN, Pertti. 1933 — 1999. Finnish Gipsy Scholar. Studies of Indology, etc. at Helsinki. M.A. 1964 and Lic.Phil. 1968 Helsinki (under Aalto). Then worked as elementary schoolteacher in Imatra in Eastern Finland. His planned Ph.D. dissertation about Indo-Aryan elements in Finnish Romani was never completed, but the manuscript was left…

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UHLIK, Rade

UHLIK, Rade. Sarajevo 1.2.1899 — Sarajevo 12.6.1991. Yugoslavian Linguist and Gipsy Scholar. Born in a Lutheran family. Studied Germanistics at Belgrad and worked as schoolteacher. Later custos in Bosnia-Hercegovina Museum in Sarajevo. Publications: Romane glilja / Ciganske pesme. 70 p. Prijedor 1937 (Gipsy Songs); O Devlikano Ramope e Sumnale. Beograd 1938…

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