SCHUBRING, Walter

SCHUBRING, Julius Hermann Walther (Walter). Lübeck 10.12.1881 — Hamburg 13.4.1969. German Indologist. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Julius S., a classical scholar and the director of Realgymnasium Katharineum in Lübeck, and Anna Nagel, learnt classical languages at home and Sanskrit as a schoolboy. Matriculated in 1900 from Katharineum and began…

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PRINTZ, Wilhelm

PRINTZ, Wilhelm. Karlsruhe 9.8.1887 — Halle 23.2.1941. German Indologist. Librarian in Halle. After school in Karlsruhe and Mannheim started 1905 study of modern languages at Leipzig, but moved soon to Indology. In 1907 under Kielhorn at Göttingen, then at Berlin (Pischel, Lüders), where he also studied IE (Schulze) and Celtic…

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NITTI-DOLCI, Luigia

NITTI-DOLCI, Luigia. Naples 31.7.1903 — Paris 1.1.1939. Italo-French Indologist in Paris. Daughter of Francesco Nitti, a politician holding important positions in pre-fascist Italy. Educated in Naples (school and university, studied classics). In 1923 the family escaped the fascists to Geneva. Herself she came then to Paris and studied there Indology…

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LEUMANN, Ernst

LEUMANN, Ernst. Berg, Thurgau 11.4.1859 — Freiburg i.B. 24.4.1931. Swiss Indologist and Pioneer of Khotan Saka Studies in Germany. German citizen 1884. Professor in Strassburg and Freiburg. Son of Konrad Leumann, a Swiss country priest, and Maria Schelling, brother of —> Julius L. At Frauenfeld Cantonal School in 1877-78 Fr.…

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LESNÝ, Vincenz

LESNÝ, Vincenc. Komárovice (Morava) 3.4.1882 — Prague 9.4.1953. Czech Indologist. Professor in Prague. Born in a poor family, son of Baltazar L. and Victorie Sujerlova. After school first in a naval academy at Pula, from 1903 studies at Prague, of classical philology, IE and Indology (Zubatý and Winternitz). Ph.D. 1907/08…

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LENZ, Robert

LENZ, Robert (Robert Hristianovič Lenc). Dorpat (Tartu) 23.1./4.2.1808 — St. Petersburg 30.7./11.8.1836. Russian (German from Estonia) Indologist. Son of Christian Lenz, the secretary of municipal council of Dorpat and Luise Elisabeth Wolff, brother of the physicist Academician Heinrich Emil Lenz. After Gymnasium in Dorpat in 1820-24 he studied theology at…

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LEE, Lionel Frederic

LEE, Lionel Frederic. Colombo 4.12.1845 — Colombo 4.12.1899. Hon. British Civil Servant in Ceylon. Son of George Lee, Postmaster-General of Ceylon, and Martha Austin. In 1869 Assistant Government Agent, in 1881 Registrar-General, in 1887 short time Mayor of Colombo, Principal Collector of Customs at Colombo, died as Treasurer of Ceylon…

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LASSEN, Christian

LASSEN, Christian. Bergen 22.10.1800 — Bonn 8.5.1876. Norwegian Indologist in Germany. Professor in Bonn. Son of Nicolai Christian Vendelboe L. (1748–1818) and Frederikke Elisabeth Frisch. Matriculated 1818 from Bergen school and after his father’s death went to his married sister living in Altona in 1819. Student at Heidelberg in 1820,…

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LABER, Julius

LABER, Julius. Köln 11.5.1884 — 1944?. German Student of Indology. Son of a bookseller from Cologne, where he attended school and Gymnasium. From 1903 studies of law at Bonn, then at Berlin, Freiburg i.B., and Leipzig. Back to Bonn in 1905, in 1906 moved to Philosophical Faculty, where 1906-08 studies…

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GOLDSCHMIDT, Siegfried

GOLDSCHMIDT, Siegfried. Kassel 29.10.1844 — Strassburg 31.1.1884. German Indologist. Professor in Strassburg. Born in a Jewish family, son of Philipp Samson G. (1807–1846), a banker, and Minna Hertz, perhaps related (but not closely) to —> Paul G. After gymnasium in Kassel, studies at Leipzig, Berlin (Weber) and Tübingen (Roth). Ph.D.…

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