GILBERTSON, George W.

GILBERTSON, George Waters. 1860 — 23.6.1941. British Colonial Officer in India. Apparently served in north-western border regions. Retired as Major and settled in Surrey. Married Ada Price, five children. Publications: Edited: The Assembly of Mirth. A Literal Translation into English of the Sabhá Bilása, one of the Degree of Honour Hindi…

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GRJUNBERG-CVETINOVIČ, Aleksandr Leonovič

GRJUNBERG-CVETINOVIČ, Aleksandr Leonovič. Leningrad 1.3.1930 — St.Petersburg 3.3.1995. Russian Iranian Scholar, specialist of Pamir languages. Son of Leon Grjunberg (d. 1938), a publisher, and Nina Alekseevna Cvetinovič-Grjunberg. Graduated 1952 from Leningrad Uni­ver­sity. Kand. filol. nauk 1963, Dr. 1974. From 1957 naučnyj sotrudnik at Inst. jazykozn. of Leningrad otdel’ of Academy…

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DORN, Bernhard von

DORN, Johann Albrecht Bernhard (Boris Andreevič) von. Scheuerfeld bei Koburg 11.5.1805 — St.Petersburg 19.5.(31.5.)1881. German Oriental (Iranian) Scholar in Russia. Son of Heinrich Wilhelm D., a minister, and Susanna Friederike Bühl. Gymnasium in Coburg. Studies from 1822, first Theology, soon Oriental languages, at Halle and Leipzig. Ph.D. and PD (diss.…

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DARMESTETER, James

DARMESTETER, James. Château-Salins (Meurth, Lorraine) 28.3.1849 — Maisons-Laffitte near Paris 19.10.1894. French Iranian Scholar. Professor in Paris. Son of Calmann D., a Jewish bookbinder, and Rosalie Brandeis, younger brother of the philologist Arsène D. (1846–1888). Educated in Paris, matriculated from Lycée Concordet in 1866. Then studied philology (lic. 1868) and law…

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DAMES, Mansel Longworth

DAMES, Mansel Longworth. Bath 1850 — Guildford, Surrey 8.1.1922. British Civil Servant, Baluchi Scholar and Historian of India. Son of Captain George Longworth Dames (of Irish background) and Caroline Amelia Brunswick. Passed the I.C.S. examination in 1868 and 1870 joined Bengal Civil Service. Served long time in Dera Ghazi Khan,…

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