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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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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