HALL, Robert A., Jr.

HALL, Robert Anderson, Jr. Raleigh NC 4.4.1911 — Ithaca NY 2.12.1997. U.S. Linguist. Studies at Princeton (B.A.) and Chicago (M.A.). D.Litt. 1934 Rome. Taught at University of Puerto Rico, at Princeton and Brown Universities, then from 1946 Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University. Married 1936 Frances L. Adkins (d. 1975), then…

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GERSHEVITCH, Ilya

GERSHEVITCH, Ilya (Il’ja Arkad‘evič Gerševič). Zürich 24.10.1914 — Cambridge 11.4.2001. Russian Iranian Scholar in the U.K. Professor in Cambridge. Born in Switzerland of Russian parents, Arkadi and Mila G., who came from Smolensk. They were fleeing the outbreak of WW I as the father was then studying medicine in Germany. Educated…

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EMMERICK, Ronald E.

EMMERICK, Ronald Eric. Sydney 9.3.1937 — Hamburg 31.8.2001. Australian Indologist, Tibetan and Iranian (Khotan Saka) scholar in the U.K. and Germany. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Eric Steward E., a builder, and Myrtle Caroline Smith. After school in Sydney studied in 1955-59 Classics, French and German at Sydney (B.A. 1959,…

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ASMUSSEN, Jes Peter

ASMUSSEN, Jes Peter. Aabenraa 2.11.1928 — Copenhagen 5.8.2002. Danish Iranian Scholar, Specialist of Judeo-Persian Literature. Son of engineer Asmus Heinrich A. (d. 1959) and Eline Petersen (d. 1960). Matriculated from Aabenraa in 1948, then studied at Copenhagen University: Cand.Theol. 1954. After amy servoce in Greenland (learned Inuit language) worked in…

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SMITH, Maria Wilkins

SMITH, Maria Wilkins. 21.6.1884 — 29.12.1973. U.S. Linguist. Daughter of William Horner Smith (d. 1889) and Henrietta Constantia Wilkins. Apparently the same MWS who studied at Bryn Mawr (1906) and passed Ph.D. 1929 at University of Pennsylvania (under Kent). She was Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Latin at Temple University in…

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FINZI, Felice

FINZI, Felice. Correggio (Reggio Emilia) 1847 — Florence 3.9.1872. Italian (Jewish) Ethnologist and Assyriologist. Studies of law at Bologna, dr.iuris c. 1867. From 1869 libero docente di assiriologia at Regio Istituto di Studii Superiori in Florence. Knew also Hebrew and Sanskrit. Married, two sons. Together with Paolo Mantegazza he founded the…

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EDWARDS, Edward

EDWARDS, Edward. Llangedwyn, Montgomeryshire, Powys 5.5.1870 — Llandinam, Montgomeryshire  28.4.1944. British Librarian and Iranian Scholar. Educated in Oswestry and Bala. Studies at University College of Wales in Aberystwyth (under H. Ethé) and 1900-03 Christ’s College, Cambridge. B.A. Wales and Cambridge. From 1904 Assistant in Department of Oriental Printed Books and…

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WAAG, Anatol

WAAG, Anatol. Elec, Russia 24.11.1906 — Zagreb 19??. Russian (German) Linguist and Iranian Scholar. From 1926 studies in Germany, never returned to Soviet Union. Ph.D. 1931 Leipzig. Then Assistant at Leipzig in 1932-39.  PD 1939 Leipzig, moved soon to Zagreb. There he was Lecturer in German. He was soon connected…

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ROMER, John

ROMER, John. Ancroft, co. Durham 1780 — 18??. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Robert R. and Frances Marshall. In 1816/23 he was Government Agent in Surat. Member of the Council in Bombay, acted as Governor of Bombay for a brief period in January to March 1831. In 1830-31…

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MEILLET, Paul Jules Antoine

MEILLET, Paul Jules Antoine. Moulins (Allier) 11.11.1866 — Châteaumeillant (Cher) 12.9.1936. French Linguist. Professor in Paris. Spent his childhood in Moulins and Châteaumeillant,where his father worked as notary. After Lycée Banville of Moulins he came to Paris in 1884 intending to become a teacher. After a while at Lycée Louis-le-Grand…

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