CORNYN, William S.

CORNYN, William Stewart. Vancouver 16.7.1906 — 15.3.1971. Canadian Burmese and Russian Scholar in the U.S.A. In 1922 moved to Los Angeles, worked as stock clerk, hall boy, and bookkeeper, 1924-28 insurance clerk in San Francisco. Studies at U.C.L.A., B.A. 1940, then at Yale, A.M. 1942, Ph.D. 1944. In WW II…

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PÉREZ-REMÓN, Joaquín

PÉREZ-REMÓN, Joaquín.1922 — 1985. S.J. Spanish Buddhist Scholar. Jesuit missionary in India. Then taught Oriental philosophy at Universidad Jesuita de Deustro in Bilbao. In his 1980 book he tried to show anatta being a late concept in the Nikāyas. Publications: “Comments upon the Brahmajālasutta”, Bol. As. Esp. Or. 14, 1978, 61-96; “The simile of the…

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NOAKES, G. M.

NOAKES, G. M. 18?? — 19??. Miss. Friend of C. A. F. Rhys Davids. In 1904-05 she transliterated the Pāli text of the Dukapaṭṭhāna from the Thai printed edition for the P.T.S. Then similar work with the both Niddesas Both were then used as the basis, collated with several manuscripts, for the P.T.S. editions of these texts…

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MISIEWICZ, Władysław

MISIEWICZ, Władysław. Lemberg (Lviv) 11.4.1910 — 1.11.1997. Polish Bauddha. After matriculation worked in various clerical posts, finally as the head of a reference library in Radom. In the WW II served in cavalry, then German war prisoner. After war became interested in Buddhism and began learning Pāli. An Esperantist. Publications: Wrote…

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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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MARKGRAF, Walter (Samaṇero Dhammānusari)

MARKGRAF, Walter (Samaṇero Dhammānusari). 1865 — Flanders 1915. Swiss Bauddha. Ordained samaṇera 1908 in Rangoon by Nyāyatiloka, but returned soon to lay life. Ran his own publishing house in Breslau, publishing also Buddhist books by other writers (but also other books). Original collaboration with Seidenstücker ended soon because of doctrinal differences…

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LUDOWYK-GYOMROI, Edith

LUDOWYK-GYOMROI, Edith (born E. Győmröi). Budapest 8.9.1896 — London 11.2.1987. Hungarian Psychoterapist, Communist and Pāli Scholar in Sri Lanka. Born in a Jewish family, daughter of Mark Gelb (then Győmröi), a furniture manufacturer, and Ilona Pfeifer. In 1914 married Erwin Renyi, a chemical engineer, had one son and divorced in 1918.…

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LA FUENTE, Marguerite

LA FUENTE, Marguerite.18?? — 1958?. Frenchwoman. Founder-member of Les amis de bouddhisme in Paris from 1927. Visited Ceylon and other Buddhist countries. In 1960 Lu K’uan Yu dedicated his Ch’an and Zen Teaching to the memory of Upāsikā MLF who had encouraged him in 1956. Publications: Translated from Pali: Pirit-nula, le fïl de pirit,…

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FRANCIS, Henry Thomas

FRANCIS, Henry Thomas. West Raynham, Norfolk 22.10.1837 — 28.6.1924. British Indologist (Pāli scholar). Son of William Francis. Education: schools at Walsingham & Ipswitch; from 1856 studies at Cambridge (B.A. 1860, M.A. 1863), 1861-73 Fellow of Caius College. Assistant schoolmaster in Kensington 1864-65, Bromsgrove 1865-73 and at Bedford Grammar School 1874-77.…

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FROLA, Eugenio

FROLA, Eugenio. Montanaro near Turin 27.9.1906 — Turin 6.5.1962. Italian Mathematician interested in Buddhism. Son of Mario Fr. and Maria Pons. Studied engineering at Turin Polytechnic (graduated 1929), then mathematics at Turin university (1933). Assistant, then Professor (incaricato) of mathematics (descriptive geometry) at Turin Polytechnic. From 1940 member of the…

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