HULTZSCH, Eugen

HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor. Dresden 29.3.1857 — Halle 16.1.1927. German Indologist and Epigraphist. Twenty years in India, then Professor in Halle. Son of Theodor H., a businessman, and Anna Greif, nephew of philologist Friedrich H. Educated in Dresden, from 1874 studied classical and Oriental languages (Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic) at…

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HODSON, Thomas

HODSON, Thomas. North Scarle, Lincolnshire 9.2.1804 — 9.9.1882 (or 9.9.1878). British Wesleyan Missionary in India and a noted Kannaḍa Scholar. Worked nearly a decade as preacher and teacher in Lincoln. Came to India in 1829 and worked in Calcutta to 1833. In 1833-36 in Bangalore, then in Mysore (1836-37 and…

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JENSEN, Hans

JENSEN, Hans Detlef. Struvenhütten in Holstein 28.8.1884 — Rostock 4.8.1973. German (East) Linguist. Professor in Rostock. Gymnasium in Flensburg, studies 1905-09 at Munich, Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. 1909 Kiel. In 1909-27 gymnasium teacher in Odenkirchen, Hildesheim and Kiel. From 1921 PD at Kiel, 1927 ao. Professor of comparative linguistics there.…

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GARRETT, John

GARRETT, John. 8.11.1815 — 20.6.1893. Rev. British Methodist Missionary and Clergyman in India. Originally a printer. Came to India in 1839, now took ministry. In 1858 retired from Mission and became the first Direktor of Central High School in Bangalore. In 1868 returned to the U.K., but returned soon and…

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FLEET, John Faithfull

FLEET, John Faithfull. Royston (Chiswick) 1.5.1847 — London 21.2.1917. British Indologist (Epigraphist and Historian). Son of John George Fleet, a wholesale sugar dealer, and Esther Faithful, educated at Merchant Taylor’s School in London. In 1865 he passed the I.C.S. examination and began studies at University College in London, including Sanskrit…

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EASTWICK, Edward Backhouse

EASTWICK, Edward Backhouse. Warfield, Berkshire 13.3.1814 — Ventnor, Isle of Wight 16.7.1883. British Colonial Officer, Diplomat, Indologist and Oriental Scholar (Urdu and Persian). Son of sea-captain Robert William E. (1772-1865), brother of William Joseph E. (1808-1889; of I.C.S. and Council of India). Educated at Charterhouse and from 1832 studied at…

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BÜHLER, Johann Michael

BÜHLER, Johann Michael. 18?? — India 7.6.1854. German Indologist and Missionary in South India. After several years of Sanskrit studies in Germany (perhaps under Ewald, with whom he later corresponded) he left for India as a missionary of Basel Mission in 1846. He arrived at Calicut in January 1847 and…

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