JELLINGHAUS, Theodor

JELLINGHAUS, Theodor. Šlissel’burg (Schlüsselburg) near St.Petersburg 21.6.1841 — Berlin 4.10.1913. German Missionary in India. Born in Russia, son of a Pietist Minister. After theology studies missionary of Gossner Mission in Chota Nagpur, India 1866-70. Then minister in Rädnitz and from 1881 in Gütergotz near Potsdam. He was one of the…

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EXEM, Albert van

EXEM, Albert van. 1918 — 1994. S.J. Father. Belgian Missionary and Anthropologist in India. From 1946 worked 17 years among Muṇḍas. Fluent in Muṇḍari. Publications: “Haram and Singbonga. The Concept of the Supreme Being According to Munda Mythology”, P. Ponette (ed.), The Munda World. Ranchi 1978, 81-115. – The Religious System…

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WAGNER, Paul

WAGNER, Paul. 1868 — 1951. Rev. German Missionary in India. Worked in Chota Nagpur. WW I forced him back to Germany. Married 1897 Marie Hahn, son-in-law of —> Ferdinand Hahn, children. Publications: “Some Kolarian Riddles current among the Mundaris in Chota Nagpur, Bengal”, JASB Extra Number 1904, 62-79. – Translated Nottrott’s Grammar of the…

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SMET, Jean de

SMET, Jean de. 1862 — 1???. Rev. S.J. Belgian Missionary in India. In Ranchi. Publications: Rudiments of a Mundari Grammar. Calcutta 1891. Sources: No further details found.

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WHITLEY, Jabez Cornelius

WHITLEY, Jabez Cornelius. London (or Shoreditch, Middlesex) 20.1.1837 — Darjeeling 13/18.10.1904. Right Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev. Edward Wh. and Ann Hunt, educated at the Mercer’s School, Holborn, and Queen’s College, Cambridge (B.A. 1859), ordained deacon 1860, priest 1861. “Went to India in 1862 as a Missionary…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as the son of minister Wollert Otto K. (of a merchant family from Bergen) and Anne Heyerdahl. Educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S.…

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HOFFMANN, John-Baptist (Johann Baptist)

HOFFMANN, John-Baptist (Johann Baptist). Wallendorf, Eifel 21.6.1857 — 19.11.1928. S.J. German Missionary in Chota Nagpur, India. Born in Germany, educated in Echternach and Luxembourg. Joined S.J. as novice in Arlon, Belgium in 1877 and immediately left for India. Worked as teacher in Calcutta and Ranchi, with not much suggest. Ordained…

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HEWITT, J. Francis

HEWITT, James Francis Katherinus. 21.6.1835 — 14.3.1908. British Civil Servant in India, a Scholar of Indian Ethnology and Prehistory. Born in Ireland, son of Rev. John Pratt H. and Elisabeth Gervais. Educated in Westminster, studies at Oxford (Christ Church). Joined I.S.C., served in Krishnagarh. From 1863 Deputy Commissioner in Chota…

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HEVESY, Vilmos

HEVESY, Vilmos (Wilhelm von Hevesy, orig. W. Bischitz). 1877 — 1945. Hungarian Electric Engineer interested in Linguistics. Son of Ludwig (Lajos) David Bischitz (1851-1920), 1895 title of nobility Bisicz de Heves, from 1906 Hevesy de Heves, and Eugenie (Jenny) Schossberger de Tornya, brother of the Nobel prize chemist György/Georg von…

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EMELEN, Arthur van

EMELEN, Arthur van. 18?? — 19??. S.J. Father. Belgian Missionary in India. Worked in Chota Nagpur and collaborated with —> J. B. Hoffmann. He was also interested in botany and developed plant nomenclature in Hindi and Mundari. An elusive figure about whom no details are found. Possibly he is Arthur…

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