BRANDT, Francis

BRANDT, Francis. Pendleton, Lancashire 6.5.1840 — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 17.7.1925. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Robert Brandt. Educated at Cheltenham College, became famous as cricketer. After graduation from Oxford (Brasenose College) joined I.C.S. in 1862, served in South India. From 1884 Judge in Madras High Court, retired 1887. In…

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WINFRED

WINFRED: Rev. S. Winfred, the author of Tamil Minor Poets. Madras 1872 and other works, is a Tamil Christian. Probably the same applies then also to H. M. Winfred, the author of Tamil ilakkanatirattu. Epitome of Tamil Grammar. Madras 1868.

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STRUTT, Edward

STRUTT, Edward. Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire 1853 — St.Columb, Newquay, Cornwall 1911. Rev. British Wesleyan Missionary in Sri Lanka. Son of master bootmaker G. Strutt and Elizabeth Housley, a pious Wesleyan family. Working in Ceylon at Jaffna (1876-78), Kalmunai (1878), Trincomalee (1879-81) and Colombo (1881-87) concentrating on Tamils. In 1887 returned…

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STOKES, Hudleston

STOKES, Hudleston (Huddleston). Doveridge, Derbyshire 1807 — 1888?. British Civil Servant in South India. Son of Vicar Henry St. of Doveridge. Joined E.I.C.’s service 1826, worked mainly in Kurnool. From 1842 Assistant, then Collector and Magistrate in Guntur until 1852. He was actively supporting Christian mission. Publications: Nitinerivilakkam of Cumara Guru Para Timiran…

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SCHANZ, Hugo

SCHANZ, Hugo. Schöneck, Voigtland 8.11.1834 — Bobenneukirchen 30.1.1892. German Missionary in South India. From 1853 studies of Theology at Leipzig. Ordained in 1861 in Leipzig and left for India. Worked in different parts of Tamilnadu (from 1863 in Madras, from 1875 at Poraiyār), had health problems and returned in 1872.…

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SCHAEFFER, Heinrich August Eduard

SCHAEFFER,  Heinrich August Eduard. Erfurt 27.6.1842 — Trankebar 30.1.1890. Rev. German Missionary in India. After mission school studied theology at Leipzig. In 1864 went to India, worked mainly in Trankebar, finally as Principal of Evangelical Lutheran Central High School. Married 1868 Clara Cordes, 11 children (one son, Martin S., became missionary…

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SANDEGREN, Johannes

SANDEGREN, Johannes  Teodor Hjalmar. Madurai 20.11.1883 — Uppsala 15.11.1962. Swedish Missionary in South India. Son of Carl Jacob S., a missionary in South India (since 1869), and Theodore Kremmer, daughter of a German missionary. In 1894 sent to Sweden for education, matriculated from Uppsala 1901. In 1906 Cand.theol. Uppsala and…

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POPE, John Van Someren

POPE, John Van Someren. Plymouth 3.1.1850 — London 10.11.1936. British Teacher and Oriental Scholar. Son of —> G. U. Pope. Studies at Cambridge, M.A. Teacher in Calcutta: Professor at Presidency College (1877). Public Inspector of Schools for Eastern Circe (1889 on furlough). Finally Director of Public Instruction in Burma for 17…

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POITIERS, Thomas de

POITIERS, Thomas de. 16?? — ?.4.1742. Father. French Capuchin Missionary in India. Arrived in India in the 1690s, in 1715 in Madras. Supérieur of Capuchin missions on Coromandel coast in Pondichérey from before 1733 until death. He was involved in the quarrels between Jesuits and Capuchins. Publications: Le Paganisme des Indiens…

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PHILLIPS, Godfrey E.

PHILLIPS, Godfrey Edward. 4.3.1878 — 29.11.1961/63. Rev. British Missionary in India. Studies at Oxford (Mansfield College), M.A. Worked for London Missionary Society in Bangalore, from 1910 teaching at United Theological College as Professor of Church History. Apparently returned in 1926 and was Professor at Kingsmead College in Birmingham until 1944.…

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