SIEG, Emil H.

SIEG, Emil H. Breitenteich bei Angermünde 12.8.1866 — Göttingen 23.1.1951. German Indologist and Tocharian Scholar. Professor in Kiel and Göttingen. Son of a farmer and mill owner, educated in Prenzlau. From 1885 studied classical philology at Berlin, then at Tübingen and Munich, where he became interested in Indology under E.…

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SIECKE, Ernst Ludwig Albert Karl

SIECKE, Ernst Ludwig Albert Karl. Spandau 19.1.1846 — 1935. German Indologist and IE Scholar. Schoolteacher in Berlin. After school and gymnasium in Spandau studied from 1864 IE Linguistics and Sanskrit at Berlin. He was the last student of Bopp, who taught him privately at home until his death, also attended…

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SABBATHIER, Paul

SABBATHIER, Paul. 18?? — 15.5.1909. French Indologist. In Paris. Vedic scholar, a student of Bergaigne. In 1899 living in Chantegrillet (Drôme). Is he perhaps the same Paul Sabatier, who published a number of studies on Franciscan history since 1893? Publications: “Une édition critique du Ṛig-Véda”, RHR 20, 1889, 297-331 (on…

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WINTERNITZ, Moriz

WINTERNITZ, Moriz. Horn/Nieder-Österreich 23.12.1863 — Prague 9.1. 1937. Austrian Indologist in Czechoslovakia. Professor in Prague. Son of a modest Jewish shop-keeper. In 1880-85 studied at Vienna classics and Sanskrit (under Bühler). Ph.D. 1886 Wien. In 1886-91 Assistant to Max Müller in Oxford, from 1891 taught at Oxford High School for…

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WILLMAN-GRABOWSKA, Helena

WILLMAN-GRABOWSKA, Helena Antonina Maria. Warsaw 4.1.1870 — Krakow 31.10.1957. Polish Indologist. Professor in Krakow. Daughter of Józef Grabowski and Elżbieta Lipińska. After school in Warsaw she became a schoolteacher. Soon active in anti-Russian movement. Women were then not allowed to the university, but she studied privately under Baudouin de Courtenay…

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WHITNEY, William Dwight

WHITNEY, William Dwight. Nothampton, Mass. 9.2.1827 — New Haven, Conn. 7/8.6. 1894. U.S. Indologist. Professor in New Haven. Born in an old Yankee family as the son of a businessman, Josiah Dwight Whitney, and Sarah Williston. Educated in 1842-45 at Williams College (B.A. 1845). In 1845-49 he worked in his…

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WHEELER, James Talboys

WHEELER, James Talboys. Oxford 22.12.1824 — Ramsgate 13.1.1897. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. “Son of Lames Luff Wheeler … began as a publisher and book-seller. War Office extra clerk. Went to Madras to edit the Madras Spectator, 1858. Became a Professor in the Madras Presidency College, employed to…

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WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig

WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig. Copenhagen 27.10.1815 — Copenhagen 9.9.1878. Danish Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a master carpenter. As a schoolboy he became interested, from the example of Rask, in comparative linguistics and Oriental languages. From 1833 studied at Copenhagen Scandinavian and Indian languages (Johannsen), in 1838-39…

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WEBER, Albrecht Friedrich

WEBER, Albrecht Friedrich. Breslau 17.2.1825 — Berlin 30.11.1901. German Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Son of Benedikt Weber, a Professor of Economics. Educated at monastery school in Rossleben, learnt Greek and Hebrew. In 1842-45 studied classical and Oriental philology at Breslau (under Stenzler), for a while at Bonn (1844, Lassen) and…

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ROTH, Walter Rudolf (von)

ROTH, Walter Rudolf (von). Stuttgart 3.4.1821 — Tübingen 23/24.6.1895. German Indologist. Professor in Tübingen. Son of an official, in a family of Lutheran priests and teachers, lost his father in the age of 13, but was cared for by the family. Studies of theology at Tübingen, also learnt Seand Sanskrit…

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