RICHTER, Paul Oswald

RICHTER, Paul Oswald. 1873 — 19??. German Student of Indo-Iranian. Ph.D. 1897 Leipzig. One POR died in WW I 21.9.1914. Publications: Diss. Die unechten Nominalkomposita des Altindischen und Altiranischen.  62 p. Strassburg 1897, also in IF 9, 1898, 1-62. – “Der plural von gAw. mazdāh ahura-”, KZ 36, 1900, 584-589.…

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REICHELT, Hans

REICHELT, Hans. Baden bei Wien 20.4.1877 — Ibid. 11/12.5.1939. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Graz. Son of Leo R., the owner of a printing press, and Luise Schemel, educated in his home town. In 1896-98 studied IE, classical, Germanic and Indo-Iranian philology (Bühler et al.) at Vienna, then under Bartholomae…

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RAWLINSON, Henry Creswicke

RAWLINSON, Henry Creswicke (Sir Henry). Chadlington Park, Oxfordshire 11.4.1810 — London 5.3.1895. Bart. British Pioneer of Near Eastern Archaeology. Son of Abram Tyson R. and Eliza Creswicke, brother of —> George R. Educated at Wrington and Ealing schools, became early interested in ancient history. In the age of 16 he joined…

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TOLMAN, Herbert Cushing

TOLMAN, Herbert Cushing. South Scituate, MA 4.11.1865 — Nashville, TN 24.11.1923. U.S. Philologist, specialized in Greek and Old Persian. Professor in Nashville. Son of James T., a tack manufacturer, and Mary T. Briggs. Graduated 1884 from Rockland High School. Studies at Yale (A.B. 1888). Ph.D. 1890 Yale. Mainly a classicist,…

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PIZZI, Italo

PIZZI, Italo. Parma 30.11.1849 — Turin 5/6.12.1920. Italian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Turin. Born in a large family of nobility, son of Agostino P. and Maria Teresa Prussia. Studied at Pisa Semitic, Indian and Germanic languages under De Benedetti, Lasinio and Teza. Ph.D. 1871 Pisa. Worked as teacher in Parma…

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PAUL, Otto

PAUL, Otto. Berlin 4.5.1888 — Hungen 6.10.1944. German Germanist and Iranian Scholar. A Nazi. Started studies late (1915) at Berlin concentrating on German and Linguistics, from 1924 at Munich (Ph.D. 1927), now also Aryan Philology, under Geiger, then also Wüst. Habilitation 1938 Munich. After a break with Himmler and Wüst…

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ORTERER, Georg

ORTERER, Georg (1901 Ritter von O.). Wörth bei Erding 30.10.1849 — Munich 5.10.1916. German Student of Indo-Iranian, then Teacher and Bavarian Politician. Son of Philipp O., an elementary school teacher, and his wife Therese. Educated in Erding, Scheyern and Freising. From 1868 studies of Classics and IE at Munich (Ph.D.…

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OLSHAUSEN, Justus

OLSHAUSEN, Justus. Hohenfelde, Holstein 9.5.1800 — Berlin 28.12.1882. German Oriental Scholar and Theologian. Professor in Kiel and Königsberg. Son of Rev. (later Superintendent) Detlev O., younger brother of theologian Hermann O. (1796–1839). After school in Glückstadt, studied in 1816-19 at Kiel and 1819-20 at Berlin theology and Oriental languages, then…

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NYBERG, Henrik Samuel

NYBERG, Henrik Samuel. Söderbärke, Dalarne 28.12.1889 — Uppsala 9.2.1974. Swedish Semitic and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Uppsala. Born in humble conditions as the son of Anders Fredrik N. (1854–1912), a poor curate, and Ida Mathilda Jansson (1867–1911), educated at home and in Västerås. In 1908 started Classical and Oriental studies…

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NORRIS, Edwin

NORRIS, Edwin. Taunton, Somerset 24.10.1795 — Brompton 10.12.1872. British Oriental and Celtic Scholar. Uncle of —> J. Dowson. As young he spent some years in France and Italy as tutor in an English family and, in addition to local languages, learned Armenian and Romani. Back in England, in1818-37 clerk to…

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