FIGULLA, Hugo Heinrich

FIGULLA, Hugo Heinrich Max. Loslau, Kr. Rybnik, Oberschlesien (now Wodzisław Śląski in Poland) 27.12.1885 — London 6.2.1969. German Assyriologist and Hittite Scholar also interested in Dravidian. After gymnasium in Ratibor studied at Berlin and Breslau (Assyriology under Br. Meissner). Ph.D. 1911 Breslau in Assyriology. From 1912 worked in Vorderasiatische Museum…

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ELLIS, Francis Whyte

ELLIS, Francis Whyte. 1777? — Ramnad, Tamil Nadu 10.3.1819. British Civil Servant and Pioneer of Indology in India. From 1796 in Madras Civil Service, 1898 Deputy Secretary and 1802 as Secretary to the Board of Revenue, 1810 Collector of Madras. Died of cholera (?). He was a pioneer of Dravidian linguistics,…

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ELLIOT, Walter

ELLIOT, Walter. Edinburgh 16.1.1803 — Wolfelee, Roxburghshire 1.3.1887. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant, Indologist, Epigraphist and Naturalist in India. Son of James E. and Caroline Hunter, educated privately and in Cumberland and Doncaster. Appointed into a writership in E.I.C. he came to Haileybury in 1818 and to India in 1821.…

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DE’ NOBILI DE MONTEPULCIANO, Roberto

DE’ NOBILI DE MONTEPULCIANO, Roberto (Robertus de Nobilibus, Tattuvapodagar [‑pōtakar]). Montepulciano near Siena 1577 — Mailapur (Chennai) 16.1.1656. S.J. Italian Missionary in South India. Born of a family of high nobility (related to the Duke of Modena), joined the S.J. in 1597. Studies of theology in Naples and Rome. In…

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CŒURDOUX, Gaston-Laurent

CŒURDOUX, Gaston-Laurent. Bourges 18.10.1691 (or 18.12.?) — Pondichéry 15.6.1779. S.J. French Missionary Priest and Pioneer of Indology in India. Joined the S.J. in 1715, ordained 1725, left for South India 1732, and served in Madurai Mission in 1732-73, in 1744-51 as the superior of the mission. After the suppression of…

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CARR, Mark William

CARR, Mark William. 12.2.1833 — on Malabar coast 15.1.1871. British Colonial Officer in South India. From Northumberland, son of Sir William Carr. From 1862 Assistant Inspector General of Madras Police, from 1870 Major of Madras Staff Corps. Lost in the wreck of General Outram on Malabar coast. Publications: A Selection…

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CAREY, William

CAREY, William. Paulerspury, Northamptonshire 17.8.1761 — Serampur 9.6.1834. British Missionary and Pioneer of Indology, in India 1794–1834. Son of Edmund C., a village schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Wells, became in the age of 14 apprentice to a shoemaker in Hackleton. He was interested in religion and joined the Baptists in 1783.…

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CAMPBELL, William Howard

CAMPBELL, William Howard. Derry, Ireland 20.9.1859 — Bourdighera, Italy 18.2.1910. Rev. British (Irish/Scottish) Missionary in India. Son of Thomas Callender C., a businessman, and his Scottish wife. Educated in Derry. Studies at Edinburgh University (M.A. 1880, B.D. 1882), also learned Sanskrit. From 1884 worked for London Missionary Society in South…

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CAMPBELL, Alexander Duncan

CAMPBELL, Alexander Duncan. 6.1.1786 (hardly 1789) — 4.4.1857. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India, interested in Telugu. Served in Madras Civil Service, in 1806 Collector and Magistrate in Bellary (1821 still there), 1816 Member of the Board of Superintendence for College of Fort St. George, 1827 in Tanjore, remained in…

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CAIN, John

CAIN, John. 184? — 17.3.1917. Rev. British Missionary in India. Arrived in India in 1869, from 1874 in Dummagudem in Godavari dt. working there until his death. Married 1880 Sarah Davies (d. 1934), the first Australian missionary in India. He collected notes about Dravidian tribal languages and customs and participated…

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