GEIGER, Wilhelm Ludwig

GEIGER, Wilhelm Ludwig. Nürnberg 21.7.1856 — Neubiberg near Munich 2.9. 1943. German Iranian Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Munich. Husband of —> M. Geiger. Son of Johannes Leonhard G., a Lutheran minister, and Emma Paur. Studied classical philology and Oriental languages at Erlangen (under Spiegel), Bonn and Berlin.…

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FERGUSON, Donald W.

FERGUSON, Donald William. Colombo 8.10.1853 — Croydon near London 29.6.1910. British (Scottish) Journalist and Scholar of Sri Lankan History (especially of Colonial Period). Son of —> A. M. F. who came to Ceylon in 1837, was a long time the chief proprietor and editor of the Ceylon Observer, and died there in…

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COLES, Stephen

COLES, Stephen. 18?? — 13.9.1901. Rev. British Missionary, member of Church Mission Society in Sri Lanka. After Highbury Training College arrived at Ceylon as early as 1861 and remained there until his death. Married 1860 Elizabeth Nicklin (d.1898). Publications: “Summary of the Contents of the First Book in the Buddhist Canon…

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CLOUGH, Benjamin

CLOUGH, Benjamin. Bradford, Yorkshire 1791 — Southwark, Kent 13.4.1853. British Methodist Missionary and Pāli Scholar in Sri Lanka. Joined the Methodists in the age of 17 and became a preacher. Ordained priest and went to Ceylon among the first Methodist missionaries in 1813. Worked as teacher, first in Galle, from…

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CARTER, Charles Henry

CARTER, Charles Henry. Leicestershire 29.10.1828 — Auckland 6.7.1914. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in Ceylon. Son of Thomas Carter, a stonemason, and Anne Thomson, raised near Leicester. Became Baptist and from 1849 studied at Horton College, learning Hebrew and Greek. Arrived in the island 1853, from 1855 Pastor of the Kandy…

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BENDER, Ernest

BENDER, Ernest. Buenos Aires 2.1.1919 — Philadelphia 18.4.1996. U.S. Indo­logist. Professor in Philadelphia. Born in Argentina as U.S. citizen, came to Philadel­phia in the age of four. Educated there, began studies at Temple University (A.B. 1941). From 1941 PG studies at University of Pennsylvania in Indology (W. N. Brown) and Linguistics…

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BARNETT, Lionel David

BARNETT, Lionel David. Liverpool 21.10.1871 — 28.1.1960. British Indologist. Son of banker Baron B. and Adelaide Cowen. Educated at University College in Liverpool and from 1892 at Trinity College, Cambridge, studying classical languages. B.A. 1896, M.A. 1899, Litt.D. 1900. He began his scholarly career as a classical scholar, but soon…

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