BUCHER, Jakob

BUCHER, Jakob. 18?? — 1???. Rev. German Missionary in South India. Working for Basel Mission in Dharwar and from 1890 in Mangalore as Superintendent of Anglo-Vernacular High School. Married. One pastor Jakob B. lived in 8.12.1865–25.10.1932, but he is unlikely. Publications: A Kannada–English School Dictionary, chiefly based on the labours…

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CINNOMA, Leonardo

CINNOMA, Leonardo. 1??? — 1644. Father. Catholic Missionary in India. Publications: A grammar and dictionary of Kannaḍa, publ. Goa 1674 (some say 1774), some religious works. Sources: The work often briefly mentioned, e.g. in V.K. Gokak, Literatures in Modern Indian Languages. Delhi 1967, 107. These may all hail from one…

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SANDERSON, Daniel.

SANDERSON, Daniel. 1810 — 1???. Rev. British Wesleyan Missionary in India. Methodist missionary in Mysore State (Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur, Gubbi) in 1842-67. Back in the U.K. Director of Richmond Theological College. Married with Sarah, children. Publications: Translated: The Jaimini Bharata. A Celebrated Canarese Poem. 219 p. Bangalore 1852. – W.…

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SPENCER, Harold

SPENCER, Harold. 18?? — 19??. Rev. Wesleyan Missionary in India. B.A. In 1909 and still in the 1930s in Mysore. Publications: A Kanarese Grammar with Graduated Exercises. Mysore 8+330 p. Mysore 1914, 2nd ed. rev. by W. Perston. Mysore 1950. Sources: Often mentioned in connection of his book, but nothing…

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WÜRTH, Johann Gottlob

WÜRTH, Johann Gottlob. Pleidelsheim bei Ludwigsburg, Württemberg 18.9.1820 — Mangalore2?.12.1869 (soon after Christmas). Rev. German Missionary in South India. Of a modest family, apprenticed to local village surgeon when 14. He turned to religion and from 1840 was trained as missionary in Basel. Joined the Basel Mission and arrived in…

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WEIGLE, Gottfried Hartmann

WEIGLE, Gottfried Hartmann. Esslingen-Zell ?.7.1816 — Mangalore 7.1.1855. German Missionary in India, member of Basel Mission. Characterized as a linguist. Son of a minister, Karl Christian Hartmann W. and Johanna Rosina Werner. Studied at Urach Seminary 1830-34, then theology (but also Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian with Ewald) at Tübingen, joined…

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RICE, Edward Peter

RICE, Edward Peter. 1846? — 1936. British Missionary and Scholar of Kannaḍa, in India. The youngest son of —> Benjamin Holt Rice. B.A. Joined London Missionary Society and worked 43 years in India, first in Bangalore from 1873 (when his father was still active there). Retired in 1915 and settled…

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RICE, Benjamin Lewis

RICE, Benjamin Lewis. Bangalore 17.7.1837 — 10.7.1927. British Schoolteacher, Historian and Indologist in India. Born in South India, where his father, —> Benjamin Holt Rice, was working as missionary. Educated at home, then sent to school in England. After having worked a while in business in London he came in…

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REEVE, William

REEVE, William. 1794 — Bristol 1850. British Missionary in India. Born in Northern England. Ordained 1816, married and left for India. Worked for London Missionary Society until 1824 in Bellary and, after leave in England, in Bangalore until 1834, when retired for healt reasons. Participated in translating the Bible in…

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ZIEGLER, Friedrich

ZIEGLER, Jakob Friedrich. 1832? — 1906?. Rev. German Missionary in South India. From 1862 worked for Basel Mission in Dharwar. Active at least until 1885. Married, at least one son. His diaries are kept in Basel. Publications: A School-Dictionary, English and Canarese. 2nd rev. and considerably enl. ed. by Chr.…

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