CAMPBELL, John

CAMPBELL, John. 18?? — 1???. British. In 1866-88 (unpaid) Professor of Bengali at King’s College, London. Publications: Nothing found. Sources: With such a common name he is very hard to trace.

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BUSCHMANN, Eduard

BUSCHMANN,  Johann Carl Eduard. Magdeburg 14.2.1805 — Berlin 21.4.1880. German Linguist. Son of a craftsman. After school in Magdeburg studies of Arabic, Persian and especially Sanskrit at Berlin (Bopp), then at Göttingen, but never completed Ph.D. Later turned to Malayo-Polynesian and American languages. As tutor in Mexico 1826-28 he learned Nahuatl…

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BUGAULT, Guy

BUGAULT, Guy. St.Coulomb, Bretagne 17.7.1917 — 27.10.2002. French Indologist. Student of Lacombe. Taught at Université de Paris-X-Nanterre, then Professor of Indian and Comparative Philosophy at Paris IV (Sorbonne), retired. Specialist of Indian philosophy, especially Buddhist. Publications: Diss. Le Vijnānavāda selon Paramārtha, d’après la trad. commentée et annotée de trois textes:…

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BUCK, Stuart H.

BUCK, Stuart Henry. Attleboro, MA 11.2.1911/21 (?) — Lynchburg, VA 7.4.1997 (or 28.3.). U.S. Tibetologist and Mongolist. Son of Frederic Holden Buck and Florence Hacket. Graduated from Harvard (A.B. 1933). Probably at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Served 35 years in National Security Agency as Intelligence Analyst, retired 1980.…

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BRODIE, Alexander Oswald

BRODIE, Alexander Oswald. 1817? — Edinburgh 5/6.11.1874, when 57. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Colonel James Br., of Madras Army. From 1845 in Ceylon rising to Assistant Agent at Matale, in 1853 returned to the U.K., got married and resigned from service in 1855, moving to…

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BRANDT, Francis

BRANDT, Francis. Pendleton, Lancashire 6.5.1840 — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 17.7.1925. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Robert Brandt. Educated at Cheltenham College, became famous as cricketer. After graduation from Oxford (Brasenose College) joined I.C.S. in 1862, served in South India. From 1884 Judge in Madras High Court, retired 1887. In…

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BOER, Richard Constant

BOER, Richard Constant. Warnsveld 31.1.1863 — Amsterdam 20.8.1929. Dutch Linguist. Son of Richard Willem Boer and Constantia Gisius Nanning. Ph.D. 1888 Groningen. In 1888-1900 taught Dutch and geography at gymnasium in Leeuwarden. In 1900-29 Professor of Old Germanic and Sanskrit at Amsterdam, after 1921 mainly taught Scandinavian languages. Taught Sanskrit…

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BLAIR, Chauncey J.

BLAIR, Chauncey Justus. Chicago 3.12.1913 — 1999. U.S. Indologist. Probably son of Chauncey Buckley Blair. Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania. In 1959 living in West Hyattsville, Maryland, in 1981 in Bowie, Maryland, and in 1986 in Franconia, N.B. One unclear (undated) net account states that Dr. Chauncey J. Blair died 7.12.…

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BILLARD, Roger

BILLARD, Roger. Puteaux (Paris) 29.12.1922 — Mennecy near Paris 30.12.2000. French Indologist. He was of modest origin and had to work after school, but the post in Oriental bookshop Adrien Maisonneuve led him to studies and he soon entered É.L.O.V. Studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Khmer, Arabic and Chinese. In 1945-51 worked…

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BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter

BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter. 1928 — 1995. U.S. Indologist (Bengali). Student of T. W. Clark. Ph.D. 1964 University of Pennsylvania. First taught at Michigan State University, from 1970 at University of Minnesota, later in the 1970s Professor and chairperson of the South Asia Program at the University of Hawaii. Publications:…

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