BARRIGUE DE FONTAINIEU, Gérard Hilaire Prosper Emmanuel Hippolyte

BARRIGUE DE FONTAINIEU, Gérard Hilaire Prosper Emmanuel Hippolyte, Baron, 1895 Marquis de Fontainieu. Marmande, Lot et Garonne 26.7.1863 — Paris 15.4.1927. French Indologist, specialist of Tamil and Hindustani. Son of Prosper BdeF and Françoise Delage, member of a family coming from Marseille and belonging to nobility from the early 18th century. Diplome…

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THOMPSON, M. S. H.

THOMPSON, M. S. H. 1??? — 1???. British Tamil Scholar. B.A. Active in 1928/65. Worked as teacher in Tamil Nadu, then taught Tamil at S.O.A.S. Publications: “The Agastya Selection of Tamil Saivite Hymns”, BSOS 4:4, 1928, 761-768; “The Avvai of the Sangam Anthologies”, BSOAS 12:2, 1948, 399-402; “The Mahābhārata in…

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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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RUDIN, Semën Gesselevič.

RUDIN, Semën Gesselevič. Leningrad 21.7.1929 — 22.8.1973. Russian Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Son of an official. In 1947-52 studied Indology in Leningrad. From 1955 until his death taught Indology at Leningrad. In 1966 one year in India studying i.al. the Nilghiri languages (Toda, Kota, Kurumba). Kand. filol. nauk 1968 Leningrad. He…

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POPLEY, Herbert Arthur

POPLEY, Herbert Arthur. Richmond, Surrey 1878 — Coonoor, India 9.5.1960. British Missionary and Indologist, specialized in Classical Tamil Literature. Studies at Hackney College (B.A.). Ordained priest 1901 and left to India as London Missionary Society’s missionary. Worked in Erode, founding Community Training School there. In 1921 moved to Madras concentrating…

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MEILE, Pierre

MEILE, Pierre. Asnières near Paris 1911 — Saint-Georges-de-Didonne 31.7.1963. French Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Born near Paris he became one of the last students of S. Lévi, also studied under Foucher, Bloch, Vendryes, Meillet, and Benveniste. Agrégé de grammaire 1935. In 1936-39 further studies in India, mainly at Santiniketan and Allahabad…

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LA LANE, Pierre de

LA LANE, Pierre de (Lalane, Lalanne). Toulouse 6.8.1669 — Pondichéry 1746. S.J. French missionary in South India. Entered Jesuit order in 1685, in 1703 in Pondichéry learning the language and then worked there until his death (except three years in Tarcolam and a visit to Bengal). Publications: According to Vinson…

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SCHOFF, Wilfred Harvey

SCHOFF, Wilfred Harvey. Newtonville, Mass. 27.11.1874 — Lower Merion PA 14.9.1932. U.S. Historian of Commerce and Economy. Son of Frederic S. and Hannah Kent. A.B. 1894 Harvard, A.M. 1896 University of Pennsylvania. In 1899 representative of Philadelphian Export Expedition in South America, Portugal, Spain and France. From 1900 until his…

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SCHOMERUS, Hilko Wiardo

SCHOMERUS, Hilko Wiardo. Marienkate/Ostfriesland 7.1.1879 — Halle 13.11.1945. German Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar). In India 1902-12, Professor in Halle. Son of a physician, school in Emden. Educated in Emden and at missionary seminary in Leipzig, left for India in 1902. From 1905 worked in Erode. In 1912 he came…

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SCHWARTZ, Christian Friedrich

SCHWARTZ (Swartz), Christian Friedrich. Sonnenburg/Prussia (now Slońsk in Poland) 22.10.1726 — Tanjore (Tañcāvūr) 13.2.1798. German Missionary in India. Son of Georg S., a baker master. Educated in Sonnenburg and Küstrin, then studies at Halle University. In Halle assisted Schultz in editing the Tamil Bible. Ordained 1749 in Copenhagen and went…

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