NALBANDJAN, Georgij Mkrtyčevič

NALBANDJAN, Georgij Mkrtyčevič. Čita 5.1.1926 — 1998. Armenian Iranian Scholar. Son of a worker. Graduated 1951 in Erevan. Kand. filol. nauk 1955, Docent 1961, Dr. 1972, Professor 1973. From 1952 taught at University of Erevan, from 1963 with chair of Oriental philology. Publications: At least 60 items, e.g. kand.diss. Očerki po drevnepersidskomu…

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MACKENZIE,  D. Neil

MACKENZIE, David Neil. London 8.4.1926 — Bangor, Wales 13.10.2001. British Iranian Scholar in Germany. Professor in Göttingen. Son of David M., educated in Slough, Windsor and Cambridge. From November 1943 to December 1947 in army, from August 1944 to September 1945 served in India and Burma, then until July 1947 in…

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KVERGIĆ,  Feodor

KVERGIĆ,  Hermann Feodor (Kvergic). Bratislava 24.6.1895 — 1948/49. Austrian Iranian and Turkic scholar. A Serbian from Bratislava, son of György Kvergič and Hermina Doseri. Gymnasium in Graz, then studied Oriental languages and medicine at Vienna and Graz. Ph.D. 1927 Vienna. Travels in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. From at least 1938 apparently living…

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MENASCE, Jean Pierre de

MENASCE, Jean de (born Jean André Moise de M.). Alexandria, Egypt 24.12.1902 — Paris 24.11.1973. Father. French Iranian Scholar. From his mother inherited French citizenship, father (banker, Baron Félix de M.) belonged to a Jewish family which had migrated from Spain to Egypt around 1500. Educated at French school in Alexandria,…

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MELZER, Uto von

MELZER, Uto (Utho) Ottomar von, Edler von Tapferhaim. Graz 18.10.1881 — 22.2.1961. Austrian Iranian Scholar. Son of Ignaz M. (1817–1906), an officer, and Sara Heinrike Nagy (1854–1927). Educated in Graz and from 1900 worked as schoolteacher. He wrote pan-German nationalistic poetry and served in WW I in Russian and Italian…

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MÜLLER, Marcus Joseph

MÜLLER, Marcus Joseph. Kempten 3.6.1809 — Munich 28.3.1874. German Oriental (Arabic) Scholar, Pioneer of Pahlavi Philology. Professor in Munich. Son of a gymnasium teacher. Gymnasium in Augsburg. Studies at Munich under O. Frank, then worked as schoolteacher. Further studies in Paris from 1833, where he also learned Pahlavi, copied Anquetil-Duperron’s…

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MÜLLER, F. W. K.

MÜLLER, Friedrich Wilhelm Karl. Neudamm near Frankfurt a.d. Oder 21.1.1863 — Berlin 18.4.1930. German Central Asian Scholar. Museum Director in Berlin. In 1873 the family moved to Berlin, where he attended Französisches Gymnasium (as also Le Coq), and from 1883 studied at Berlin University theology and Oriental languages (under Sachau…

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MÜLLER, Friedrich

MÜLLER, Friedrich. Jemnick (Jemníky), Kr. Butzlau, Bohemia (Czech) 6.3.1834 — Vienna 25.5.1898. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar and Linguist. Professor in Vienna. Born in a poor family in Bohemia, where his father, Friedrich M., was the chemist of a small sulphuric acid factory, grew up in Rotz, Niederösterreich. His mother was Ursula…

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MORDTMANN, Andreas David

MORDTMANN, Andreas David. Hamburg 11.2.1811 — Constantinople 30.12.1879. German Diplomat, Oriental Scholar and Epigraphist. Lived in Constantinople from 1845. Son of Jens M. (1786-1829), worker and shopkeeper, and Anna Peiniger (1794-1813). Educated at Johanneum in Hamburg. Lost early his parents and had to earn his living by giving private lessons…

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MOLÉ, Marijan

MOLÉ, Marijan. Ljubljana 28.7.1924 — Paris 6.5.1963. Slovenian/Polish Iranian Scholar in Paris. Son of the Slovenian author and art historian Vojeslav M. (1886–1973) and a Polish mother. In 1925 father became Professor at Cracow and thus he spent his early years in Poland. In September 1939 the family escaped to…

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