SCHMIDT, Richard

SCHMIDT, Richard. Aschersleben 29.1.1866 — Münster/Westfalen 15.11.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Münster. Son of a teacher. After school in Eisleben studied in 1886-90 at Halle (Pischel, Geldner). Ph.D. 1890 Halle. Eight years in Eisleben, probably as teacher. PD 1898 Halle, in 1904-10 also Librarian of D.M.G. In 1910 moved to…

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SCHMIDT, Kurt

SCHMIDT, Kurt. Berlin 1879 — Berlin 1975. German Bauddha. Dr. iuris 1901 Rostock. Worked as journalist in Munich, Dresden and Leipzig, and Westfalen, 1901-31. Became interested in Buddhism though Oldenberg’s book and Neumann’s translation and started learning Pāli, then also Sanskrit and Chinese. After WW II living in West Berlin, where…

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SANGERMANO, Vincentius.

SANGERMANO, Vincentius. Arpino 1758 — Livorno (?) 1819. Father. Italian Barnabite Missionary in Burma, a Scholar of Pāli and Burmese. Sent to Burma in 1782. After brief stay in Ava worked long time in Rangoon as Principal of a missionary school. He knew well Burmese and Pāli and translated a…

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ROSENBAUM, Ernst

ROSENBAUM, Ernst (nom-de-plume Dr. Ernst Roenau). 1888 — 1938?. Austrian. Dr.iuris. Worked in graphic industry and translated narrative literature as E. Roenau (apparently adapted for children). Publications: Ein Sanskritmärchen nacherzählt. Vienna & Lp. 1918. – Des Prinzen Brautfahrt. Märchen und Geschichten aus dem Kathásaritságara, Ozean der Märchen­ströme. Aus dem Sanskrit…

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PAULY, Else Margarete

PAULY, Else Margarete (née Christiansen). Holbæk 23.2.1918 — 26.8.2000. Danish Indologist. Daughter of Axel William Christiansen (1888-1964), a bookholder, and Valborg Vilhelmine Wael (1879-1949). From 1938 studied English, French, Classics and Comparative Linguistics at Copenhagen. With marriage and children interrupted studies, but in 1949 continued, now with Sanskrit and Indology.…

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NOVOSAD, Martin (Nyānasatta Mahāthera)

NOVOSAD, Martin (Nyānasatta Mahāthera). Vizovice, Moravia 25.1.1908 — Sri Lanka 1984. Czechoslovakian Bauddha. Born in Southern Moravia. In 1935 heard of Buddhism through his wife and in 1938 arrived in Sri Lanka. Now became Nyānatiloka’s disciple and soon ordained as a monk. From 1940 leader of Verdant Hermitage in Bandarwela.…

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MORRIS, Richard

MORRIS, Richard. Bermondsey 8.9.1833 — Harold Wood, Essex 12.5.1894. British Philologist, Scholar of Early English and Pāli. Born in a family of Welsh origin, attended Battersea Training College. He never studied in a university and was mainly self-taught. In 1871 obtained a curacy in Southwark. From 1875 1o 1888 Headmaster…

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MOORE, Osbert (Ñānamoli Thera)

MOORE, Osbert (Ñānamoli Thera). Cambridge 25.6.1905 — Veheragama 8.3.1960. British Bauddha and Buddhist Scholar. Lived in Sri Lanka 1949–60. Son of J. E. S. Moore, a biologist, and Heloise Salvin. Studies at Exeter College, Oxford. During the war served as officer in Italy, read Evola’s Dottrina and became interested in…

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BABBITT, Irving

BABBITT, Irving. Dayton, Ohio 2.8.1865 — 15.7.1933. U.S. Romance Philologist interested in Pāli. Parents Edwin Dwight B. and Augusta Darling. Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1889, A.M. 1893, including Sanskrit), also studies in Paris 1891-92 (Pāli and Buddhism at E.P.H.E.). Instructor in Romance Languages at Williams College 1893-94, then at Harvard:…

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St. BARBE (Browne), Henry Lewis (Louis)

St. BARBE (Browne), Henry Lewis (Louis). 1849? — ?.3.1886. British Civil Servant in Burma. Studies at Oxford from 1868 (when 19). Political Agent at Bhamo in the 1870s, then stationed in Mandalay. Killed by dacoits in Bassein district. Publications: edited in Pali: “The Namakkára, with Translation and Commentary”, JRAS 15,…

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