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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RYSIEWICZ, Zygmunt

RYSIEWICZ, Zygmunt. Krosno 5.1.1911 — Warsaw 14.4.1954. Polish Indologist and Linguist. From 1929 studies of Polish, Slavics and philosophy at Jan Kasimir University, Lwów, student of Kuryłowicz. In 1936-45 at Lwów, then moved to Cracow. In 1947-48 further studies in Paris under Renou, Bloch and Benveniste. From 1949 taught comparative…

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OLIPHANT, Samuel Grant

OLIPHANT, Samuel Grant. Camden co., NJ 13.3.1864 — 1936. U.S. Indologist. Son of William O. and Mary Warner Clevenger. In 1902-07 graduate studies of Classics and Sanskrit at Johns Hopkins (Bloomfield), Ph.D. Taught at Parsons College, Philips Exeter, Washington and Jefferson College, Johns Hopkins University, and Olivet College, from 1911…

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MICHALSKI-IWIEŃSKI, Stanisław

MICHALSKI-IWIEŃSKI, Stanisław Franciszek. Tarnogród 29.1.1881 — Łodz 8.8.1961. Polish Indologist. Professor in Łodz. Studies at Warsaw, then Indology at Vienna (L. v. Schroeder and P. Kretschmer) and Göttingen (Oldenberg & Wackernagel). Ph.D. 1911/12 Vienna. Durin WW I in Switzerland. In the 1920s and 1930s living in Warsaw, where he worked in 1930-39…

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MATERNA, Zdeněk

MATERNA, Zdeněk. Brno 9.7.1900 — Breslau (Wrocław) 23.3.1944. Czech Teacher and former Student of Indology. Educated in Brno, studies from 1920 at Prague. Ph.D. 1925 Charles University, Prague (under Zybatý). Then Gymnasium Professor in Ostrava. https://www.prijmeni.cz/osobnost/27915/zdenek_materna confirms the dates, but gives Ratibor (Racibórz in Poland) as the place of death.…

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LANMAN, Charles Rockwell

LANMAN, Charles Rockwell. Norwich, Conn. 8.7.1850 — Belmont, Mass. 20.2. 1941. U.S. Indologist. Professor in Cambridge, Mass. Son of Peter Lanman III, a textile manufacturer, and Catharine Cook, lost early his mother. Educated at Norwich Free Academy (graduated 1867) and Yale College (A.B. 1871). Then further studies of Greek (under…

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LANGLOIS, Simon-Alexandre

LANGLOIS, Simon-Alexandre. Nogent-sur-Marne (or Paris?) 4.8.1788 — Nogent-sur-Marne 11.8.1854. French Indologist. Schoolteacher and Member of Academy in Paris. Studies of Sanskrit under Chézy in Paris. Professor (teacher) of Rhetorics at Lycée de Charlemagne. Inspecteur de l’Académie de Paris. From 1835 member of A.I.B.L. Married, children. Langlois was the favourite student…

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SCHWAB, Julius

SCHWAB, Julius. 17.4.1852 — 1928. German Librarian and Student of Indology. Born in a Roman Catholic family. Studies at Munich under E. Kuhn. Ph.D. 1882 Munich. From 1882 Hilfsarbeiter at Grossherzogliche Badische Hof- und Landesbibliothek in Karlsruhe, from 1887 at university library in Freiburg i.Br. (1890 custos, still there 1916,…

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STREITER, Friedrich

STREITER, Friedrich. Bozen (Bolzano) 2.11.1833 — Bozen 28.1.1894. Austrian Industrialist, former student of Indology. Born in then Austrian South Tiroli, son of Joseph Str. and Johanna Holer (d. 1837). After school in Bozen and Innsbruck he entered military college in Graz, but soon resigned for further study of languages. After…

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SCHWENTNER, Ernst

SCHWENTNER, Ernst. Schwerin, Mecklenburg 28.6.1890 — 197?. German Indo-Iranian, Tocharian and IE Scholar. Gymnasium in Schwerin. Ph.D. 1915 Münster (diss. on Germanistics). Later he was a private scholar (schoolteacher?) living in Schwerin, and never had an academic position. Publications: Diss. Eine sprachgeschichtliche Untersuchung über den Gebrauch und die Bedeutung der…

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