ASMUSSEN, Jes Peter

ASMUSSEN, Jes Peter. Aabenraa 2.11.1928 — Copenhagen 5.8.2002. Danish Iranian Scholar, Specialist of Judeo-Persian Literature. Son of engineer Asmus Heinrich A. (d. 1959) and Eline Petersen (d. 1960). Matriculated from Aabenraa in 1948, then studied at Copenhagen University: Cand.Theol. 1954. After amy servoce in Greenland (learned Inuit language) worked in…

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ATKINSON, James

ATKINSON, James. Darlington, co. Durham 17.3.(or 9.3.?)1780 — London 7.8.1852.British Physician in India, Scholar of Persian and Urdū. Son of a woolcomber. Medical studies at Edinburgh and London, joined Indian Medical Service in 1805 as Assistant Surgeon and worked in Bengal. From 1812 Assistant to the Assay Master at Calcutta…

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BELL, C. W. Bowdler

BELL, Cyril William Bowdler (from 1892 C. W. Bowdler). Hull, Yorkshire 1839 — Surrey 5.11.1918. British Officer. Son of John Pearson Bell and Lucy Louisa Bowdler. Colonel. Probably served in India, later Professor at Staff College. Also a noted musician (organist) and componist. Married Sarah Ann, at least one son. Publications: The Nasr-i…

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ANDERSON, James

ANDERSON, James. 1757 — 3.10.1833. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Son of David A. (1707–1786) and Mary Mitchelson. Came to India before 1782 (when Lieutenant). In 1785 succeeded his brother David as the Resident with Sindhia, remained only one year there. Back in the U.K. he married 1800 Catherine…

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BROWNE, Edward Granville.

BROWNE, Edward Granville. Uley near Dursley, Gloucestershire 7.2.1862 — Cambridge 5.1.1926. British Oriental Scholar (mainly Persian, Turkish and Arabic, also Hindi-Urdu). Professor in Cambridge. Son of Sir Benjamin Chapman Br., a civil engineer, and Annie Atkinson. Educated at Trinity College in Glenalmond and Eton. Studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduated…

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BROCKHAUS, Hermann

BROCKHAUS, Hermann. Amsterdam 28.1.1806 — Leipzig 5.1.1877. German Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Leipzig. Born in Amsterdam in a German family, son of the famous publisher Friedrich Arnold Br. (1772–1823) and Sophie Beurhaus (d. 1809). In 1810 the family returned to Germany after mother’s death. School in Dresden, Berlin and finally…

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BORECKÝ, Miloš

BORECKÝ, Miloš. Prague 28.12.1903 — Washington DC, U.S.A. 18.3.1954. Czech Oriental (Iranian) Scholar in the U.S.A. Son of —> J.B. and Františka Schöpffová. In 1922-30 studies of Indo-Iranian at Charles University of Prague under Lesný and Rypka, further studies at Sorbonne and Oxford. Ph.D. 1930 Prague. Worked as a librarian…

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BORECKÝ, Jaromír

BORECKÝ, Jaromír. Buddies (now České Budějovice) 6.8.1869 — Prague 8.5.1951. Czech Poet, Translator and Librarian, listed as an Oriental scholar by Heyne and apparently knew some Sanskrit and certainly Persian. Son of Jan Ludvik B. and Anna Isáková. He is said (by Bečka) to have been a student of the…

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BLOCHMANN, Henry (Heinrich) Ferdinand

BLOCHMANN, Henry (Heinrich) Ferdinand. Dresden 8.1.1838 — Calcutta 13.7.1878. German Oriental Scholar in India, Specialist of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. Son of a printer, Ernest Ehrenfried Bl., educated in Dresden, studies at Leipzig (Arabic under Fleischer) and Paris. In order to be able to go to India he joined the…

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BLOCHET, Edgar

BLOCHET, Gabriel Joseph Edgar. Bourges 12.12.1870 — Paris 5.9.1937. French Oriental (Arabic and Iranian) Scholar and Historian of Religions. After studies in Paris (i.al. ancient Iranian under Darmesteter at É.P.H.É. and Arabic at É.L.O.V.), from 1895 Assistant, then Librarian in Manuscript Department of Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, retired as conservateur-adjoint…

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