RICCAZ, Alexis

RICCAZ, Alexis. Saint-Jean-d’Arves 26.1.1834 — Nagpur 8.9.1892. Monseigneur. French Catholic Missionary in India. Ordained in 1861 as priest of Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales d’Annecy and arrived in India next year. He learned quickly Telugu and Oriya. From 1887 the first Bishop of Nagpur. Died of an illness. Publications: Translated…

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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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PERCIVAL, Peter

PERCIVAL, Peter. Prestwich, Lancashire 24.7.1803 — Yercaud 11.7.1882. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar) in Sri Lanka and India. Son of Peter and Jane P. In 1826 Wesleyan Methodist Mission sent him to Jaffna, worked there until 1829 and after a few years in Bengal in 1832-51 as Principal…

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ROGERS, Henry Thomas

ROGERS, Henry Thomas. ?.1.1830 — St.Leonards-on-sea ?.11.1898. British Officer in Burma. In 1848-49 at Addiscombe, then joined Madras Engineers. Served in the second Burma war, Lieutenant 1854. Finally Principal of Madras Civil Engineering College at Fort St. George. Returned to the U.K. in 1880 and retired as Major-General.Collaborated with Max…

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PARSONS, Francis Cotton

PARSONS, Francis Cotton. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire 29.11.1867 — Lausanne, Vaud 23.12.1924. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a farmer from Cambridgeshire. William Baldock P. and Louisa Ambrose. Joined I.C.S. in 1886, served in South India. Retired 1914, living in Cambridge passed B.A. 1916 and M.A. 1921. Lecturer in Telugu at…

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SCHULTZE, Benjamin

SCHULTZE, Benjamin. Sonnenburg (now Słonsk in Poland) 1689 — 25.11.1760. German Missionary and Precursor of Indology. In India 1719-43. From Sonnenburg in Neumark. After studies of Theology at Halle (from 1711) he joined the Lutheran Trankebar Mission in 1719 and participated in the conclusion of the Tamil Bible. Ordained priest…

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ROBERTS, Sydney Gordon

ROBERTS, Sydney Gordon. 18?? — 19??. British Civil Servant in South India. In 1899 already there, 1915-18 District Judge in Cuddalore, then retired. Back in the U.K. he was Lecturer in Tamil and Telugu at Oxford (1924). He collected Tamil proverbs and was keenly interested in dendrology. Publications: “An Education…

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REES, John David

REES, John David. London 16.12.1854 — London 2.6.1922. First Baronet (1919). British Civil Servant in India. Son of Lodwich William Rees and Ann Jones. “Educated at Cheltenham. Entered the Madras Civil Service, 1875. Private Secretary to three successive Governors…; Government Translator in Tamil, Telugu, Persian and Hindustani. British Resident in…

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PETRUNIČEVA, Zorja Nikolaevna

PETRUNIČEVA, Zorja Nikolaevna. Moscow 26.7.1926 — 27.5.1995. Russian Indologist (Historian and Telugu Scholar). Daughter of an official. Graduated 1948 at Moscow, in history. Kand. ist. nauk 1955. From 1953 naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute of Academy of Science in Moscow. Publications: At least 120 publications, i.a. – Kand.diss. Krestjanskoe i…

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BROWN, Charles Philip

BROWN, Charles Philip. Calcutta, India 10.11.1798 — London 12.12.1884. British Civil Servant in India (1817-55) and Indologist, specialist of Telugu language. Son of the rev. David B., the provost of Calcutta College, and Frances Cowley. Educated by his father in India, after his death came to England in 1812. After…

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