ŠMELHAUS, Stanislav

ŠMELHAUS, Stanislav. Karlín 17.11.1887 — 19??. Czechoslovakian Student of Indology. Studied at Charles University in Prague under Zubatý, Ph.D. there 1924/25. Probably he is that St. Šm. (Prague 17.11.1887 – Prague 20.9.1959) whom prijmeni.cz mentions as Professor of Odontology and Orientalist. Publications: Diss. O původu jazyka Malajálam a o jeho…

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PEET, Joseph

PEET, Joseph. Spitalfields, London 1.2.1801 — Mavelikara 11.8.1865. Rev. British Missionary in Kerala. Son of Benjamin Peet, a silk dyer, and Elizabeth Lafond. Apparently worked himself as dyer. From 1829 studies at Church Missionary College in Islington (London), ordained deacon 1831 and priest 1832 in London. Joined the Church Missionary…

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GUNDERT, Hermann

GUNDERT, Hermann. Stuttgart 4.2.1814 — Calw 25.4.1893. German Missionary and Indologist (Dravidian Scholar). Worked for Basel Mission in Kerala. Son of Franz Ludwig G. (1783–1854), a merchant and founder of the Württemberg Bibel­anstalt, and Christina Ensslin (1792–1833). Educated at Stuttgart Gymnasium and from the age of 14 at Maulbronn Seminar.…

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COLLINS, Richard

COLLINS, Richard. Bicker, Lincolnshire 20.10.1828 — Kirkburton, Yorkshire 30.10.1900. Rev. British Missionary of Church Missionary Society in India and Sri Lanka. Son of Rev. Richard C. (1794–1882), later vicar of Kirkburton. Studies at St.John’s College, Cambridge (M.A. 1851). Ordained as deacon 1851, as priest 1853. In 1854-67 Principal of Cottayam…

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CLEMENS A IESU

CLEMENS A IESU (Clemente di Gesù, lay Giovanni Jacobo Peano di Penni, often called with hybrid name Clemente Peani or Clemens Peanus). Alessandria 7.4.1731 — Mattancherry 19.10.1782. Father. Italian Missionary and Precursor of Indology. A Discalced Carmelite monk. He joined the order in 1749, studied six years at missionary seminary…

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BAILEY, Benjamin

BAILEY, Benjamin. Dewsbury, Yorkshire ?.11.1791 — Sheinton, Shropshire 3.4.1871. Rev. British Missionary of Church Missionary Society and Pioneer of Malayālam Lexicography. Son of Joseph and Martha B. Ordained 1815 in York, he married 1816 Elizabeth Ella and left for Kerala, where he founded his mission station in Kottayam. Worked also as…

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ANGELUS FRANCISCUS A SANCTA THERESIA

ANGELUS FRANCISCUS A SANCTA THERESIA. Mondovi 16.9.1650 — Verapoly 17.10.1712. Italian Carmelite Missionary in India. Joined the order in Mondovi in 1666, started for India 1675 and joined the Malabar Mission in Verapoly 1676. From 1700 Bishop of Metellpoly and Apostolic Vicar of Syro-Malabar. The process of his beatification was…

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