GERSHEVITCH, Ilya

GERSHEVITCH, Ilya (Il’ja Arkad‘evič Gerševič). Zürich 24.10.1914 — Cambridge 11.4.2001. Russian Iranian Scholar in the U.K. Professor in Cambridge. Born in Switzerland of Russian parents, Arkadi and Mila G., who came from Smolensk. They were fleeing the outbreak of WW I as the father was then studying medicine in Germany. Educated…

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BLAIR, Chauncey J.

BLAIR, Chauncey Justus. Chicago 3.12.1913 — 1999. U.S. Indologist. Probably son of Chauncey Buckley Blair. Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania. In 1959 living in West Hyattsville, Maryland, in 1981 in Bowie, Maryland, and in 1986 in Franconia, N.B. One unclear (undated) net account states that Dr. Chauncey J. Blair died 7.12.…

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ATKINS, Samuel De Coster

ATKINS, Samuel De Coster. Madison N.J. 25.10.1910 — Pomona Calif. 20.3.2002. U.S. Indologist and IE Scholar. Professor at Princeton University. Studies at Princeton: A.B. 1931, A.M. 1932, Ph.D. 1935. In 1935-37 Assistant at Baylor, then at Princeton: Instructor in Classics and Sanskrit 1937-41, Assistant Professor of Classics and Sanskrit 1941-48…

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ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich

ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich. Kastellaun near Koblenz 11.12.1851 — Berlin 29.7.1910. German Indologist and Celtic Scholar. Professor in Greifswald and Berlin. Studied classics and Indology at Strassburg (Goldschmidt) and Tübingen (Roth), also Germanistics (Scherer) and Celtology (Windisch), strongly influenced by Weber. Ph.D. 1876 (?). PD 1878 Berlin. In 1881-1901 Professor of Sanskrit…

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NOWAK, Josef

NOWAK, Josef. 1??? — 19??. German Student of Indology or Comparative Linguistics. Ph.D. 1926 Freiburg i.Br. kotte-autographs.com mentions one Josef N., born Stuttgart 1901, died 1988, who studied at Freiburg and was then living in Hildesheim as dramatist and journalist. Publications: Diss. Die Bedeutungsentwicklung der vedischen Verba in systematischer Darstellung. Manuscript of…

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HIRZEL, Arnold

HIRZEL, Paul Arnold. Lenzurg, Canton Aargau 5.12.1861 — 8.1.1931. Swiss Indologist. Teacher in Aarau, grandson of —> Bernhard H. Son of Paul Arnold H., a lawyer, and Johanna Victoria Albrecht. Studies of classical philology, Romance and Germanic philology and Sanskrit at Strassburg, Leipzig and Munich. Ph.D. 1890 Leipzig (under Windisch).…

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GIRARD, A

GIRARD, A. 18?? — Liège 1887. Abbé. Belgian Indologist. Perhaps a student of Nève. He was reputed to have translated the Rigveda in French, but the manuscript has disappeared. Publications: Le Rig-Véda et ses derniers exégètes. Études védiques. 32 p. Liège 1886. Sources: Briefly mentioned by W. Callewart, “Indology Studies…

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GACHET, Benjamin

GACHET, Benjamin. Lille 1839 — 1???. French Linguist. In 1871 he was a repetiteur at the É.P.H.É. In some sources called Brachet. Publications: “Les missionnaires dans l’Inde actuelle”, La Libre Conscience 6.11. & 13.11.1869. – Prières antèhistoriques. Œuvres de Koutsa et Hirayastoupa. Trad. du sanscrit védique en vers fr. et…

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ZUBATÝ, Josef

ZUBATÝ, Josef. Prague 20.4.1851 — Prague 21.3.1931. Czechoslovakian Indologist and Slavic Scholar. Professor in Prague. Studied classical philology, Czech, Sanskrit and Comparative Linguistics at Prague (under Ludwig). Ph.D. 1883. PD 1885 Prague, in the Czech branch of the University, succeeding Vaníček in Sanskrit teaching. From 1894 Professor of Sanskrit and…

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SIMON, Richard

SIMON, Richard. Hamburg 10.9.1865 — Berlin 14. or 17.8.1934. German Indologist. Born in a family of Jewish origin, educated in Hamburg. In 1884-88 studied at Leipzig, Freiburg, Berlin, and Halle classical, German and Indian philology, in which his teachers were Windisch, Hardy, Weber and Pischel. Ph.D. 1888 Halle. After manuscript…

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