MØLLER-KRISTENSEN, Frede

MØLLER-KRISTENSEN, Frede. Nr. Herlev 6.1.1933 — 21.2.2003. Danish Indologist. M.A. 1960 Copenhagen. She contributed to the C.P.D. in the 1950s and was its editor in the 1960s. In 1966-72 also lecturer in Pāli at Copenhagen University. Then Director of Oriental Department of Kongelige Bibliotek 1969-87. She was dismissed because of alcoholism.…

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IGGLEDEN, R. E. W.

IGGLEDEN, Robert E. W. 11.6.1913 — 21.3.1981. British Bauddha. After WW II pupil of Sayadaw U Thittila until 1952 (when Sayadaw returned to Burma). Specialist of Abhidhamma and Secretary of the P.T.S. until 1976. Married Claudine, who wrote a life of Thittila in 1996. Publications: Assisted Sayadaw in his English translation of the…

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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 (L’viv) 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?. Mme. French Bauddha. Founder-member of Les amis de bouddhisme in Paris from 1927. Visited Ceylon and other Buddhist countries and learned much from bhikkhus. 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.…

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