SOMS (Y) CASTELÍN, Enrique

SOMS (Y) CASTELÍN, Enrique. 1860 — 1913. Spanish Linguist. Professor of Greek at Salamanca, from 1891 at Madrid. After Gelabert y Gordiola’s death (1894) taught Sanskrit classes at Madrid University until Daza de Campos was nominated in 1897. Publications: Translated G. Curtius’ Gramática griega elemental. Madrid 1887; translated other grammatical…

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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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SCHMIDT, József

SCHMIDT, József. Vác 24.12.1868 — Budapest 1.10.1933. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of a house-painter, studied at Budapest under Mayr. In 1899-1908 worked as school-teacher. In 1908-10 Docent and in 1910-20 Professor of comparative IE linguistics at Budapest (succeeding Mayr). In 1919 he worked in the Ministry of Education…

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SCHMIDT, Johannes Friedrich Heinrich

SCHMIDT, Johannes Friedrich Heinrich. Prenzlau 29.7.1843 — Berlin 4.7.1901. German IE Scholar. Professor in Berlin. Orphaned (mother died 1844, father 1852) he grew up at his uncle, Gymnasium Professor K. E. A. Schmidt in Stettin, matriculated there in 1860. In 1860-62 studies of classical philology (Ritschl) at Bonn, then IE, Slavic and…

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SCHLEICHER, August

SCHLEICHER, August. Meiningen/Thüringen 1821 — Jena 6.12.1868. German Indologist and IE Scholar. Professor in Prague and Jena. Son of a physician, Johann Gottlieb S., and Henriette Heym. After school in Coburg studied theology at Leipzig, then philosophy and languages at Tübingen (Sanskrit under Ewald). Ph.D. 1846 Bonn. PD 1846 Bonn.…

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SCHELLER, Meinrad

SCHELLER, Meinrad. Zürich 17.5.1921 — 24.4.1991. Swiss Sanskrit and IE Scholar. Professor in Zürich. Studies at Zürich under M. Leumann, Pokorny and Risch, also in Paris. Ph.D. PD 1956 Zürich. From 1963 ao. Professor at Fribourg, in 1968-75 ord. Professor at Munich and from 1975 ord. Professor für allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft…

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SCHÄFFER, Philipp.

SCHÄFFER, Philipp. Königsberg 16.11.1894 — Berlin-Plötzensee 16.5.1943. German Student of Indology, then Sinologist and Activist against Nazism. Son of an officer, grew up in St.Petersburg. Started studies there 1913 (Sanskrit), but 1914 the family was banished, as enemies, to Archangelsk. In 1918 they returned to St.Petersburg, but soon decided to…

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RÜCKERT, Friedrich

RÜCKERT, Friedrich. Schweinfurt 16.5.1788 — Neusess bei Coburg, Franken 31.1.1866. German Poet, Translator, Oriental Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Berlin. Son of Johann Adam R. (1763–1831), a lawyer, and Maria Barbara Schoppach (1766–1835). After gymnasium in Schweinfurt (1802–05) studies of law, languages and literature at Würzburg (1805-09) and…

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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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