SCHMIDT, Richard

SCHMIDT, Richard. Aschersleben 29.1.1866 — Münster/Westfalen 15.11.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Münster. Son of a teacher. After school in Eisleben studied in 1886-90 at Halle (Pischel, Geldner). Ph.D. 1890 Halle. Eight years in Eisleben, probably as teacher. PD 1898 Halle, in 1904-10 also Librarian of D.M.G. In 1910 moved to…

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NEILL, J. W.

NEILL, J. W. 18?? — 19??. British Colonial Servant. Commissioner in Nagpur. Lecturer in Marathi at University College and Reader of Marathi at SOAS, also Professor of Indian Law at University College in London (1910/37). Publications: ??. Sources: ??.

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STEPHENS (Stevens), Thomas (Thomaz/Tomás Estevão)

STEPHENS (Stevens), Thomas (Thomaz/Tomás Estevão/Esteves, also known as Padre Busten/Buston). Bushton, Wiltshire 1549 (?) — Salcete 1619. S.J. British Missionary in India. Early Marathi scholar and author. Studied at Oxford. Adopting Catholic faith he went to Rome and joined Jesuits in 1575. Arrived in Goa in 1579 and remained in…

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SONTHEIMER, Günther-Dietz

SONTHEIMER, Günther-Dietz. Ulm 21.4.1934 — Dossenheim bei Heidelberg 2.6.1992. German Indologist, Specialist of Law, Popular Religion and Marathi. Professor in Heidelberg. Son of Dr. Walter S., teacher ad schooldirector, and Herma Dietz. During the war living in mother’s home area, in the former Prussian Posen. In 1945-53 Gymnasium in Stuttgart.…

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SEDDON, Charles Norman

SEDDON, Charles Norman. 18.12.1870 — 27.3.1950. British Oriental (Marathi and Persian) Scholar. Educated in Liverpool and in 1889-91 at Oxford (Balliol College). Around 1891 to India, served in I.C.S., mainly in Gujarat. In retirement University Lecturer in Persian and Marathi at Oxford (1924). Honorary M.A. 1928. Married. Said to be…

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SALDANHA, Mariano José

SALDANHA, Mariano Jose Luis de Gonzaga. Ucassaim, Bardez, Goa 21.6.1878 — 1975. Portuguese (Goan?) Indologist. Professor in Lisbon. Educated at Lyceum of Nova Goa, Escola Médica de Goa and Escola Colonial in Lisbon, also studying Indology at university under Dalgado. In 1906 returned to India as physician. In 1915-29 Professor…

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WILSON, John

WILSON, John. Lauder, Berwickshire 11.12.1804 — near Bombay 1.12.1875. Rev. British (Scots) Missionary in India, Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Son of Andrew W., a farmer and township councillor, and Janet W. From the age of 14 studied arts, then theology at Edinburgh, during holidays worked as a tutor. He became…

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RIVARA, Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha

RIVARA, Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha. Arraiolos 23.6.1809 — Évora 20.2.1879. Portuguese Physician, Colonial Civil Servant and Oriental Scholar, Specialist of Konkani and Marathi. Son of Italian father Dr. António Francisco R. and Spanish mother Maria Isabel da Cunha. Educated in Évora, then studies of medicine at Coimbra. In 1828 teaching…

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TURNER, Ralph Lilley

TURNER, Ralph Lilley. Sir. Charlton, London (or Cambridge?) 5.10.1888 — Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire 22.4.1983. British Indologist. Professor in London. Son of George S. Turner and Bertha Lilley. Learnt Sanskrit at Perse School in Cambridge from —> W. H. D. Rouse, who was its Headmaster. Studied classical and Oriental languages at…

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PRICE, William

PRICE, William. – This is problematic case. If we follow D.N.B., and there is no better source, we are doing with three contemporary William Prices. 1. Worcester 1780 — ?.6.1830. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. In 1811-12 Assistant Secretary and Interpreter of Gore Ouseley’s mission to Persia.…

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