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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SCHWEIZER-SIDLER, Heinrich

SCHWEIZER-SIDLER, Heinrich (originally H. Schweizer). Elgg, canton Zürich 12.9. 1815 — Zürich 30.3.1894. Swiss IE Scholar. Professor in Zürich. Son of the minister of Elgg, family from Zürich, intended himself to become a priest, but at school became fascinated with classical languages. In 1835-38 studied classical philology at Zürich, also…

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STEVENSON, John

STEVENSON, John. Alton Campsie, Stirlingshire 3.11.1798 — Ladykirk11.8.1858. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary and Indologist in India. Son of William St., educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. M.A. 1816 Glasgow. Ordained 1823 and sent by Scottish Missionary Society to their new Bombay Mission. “Missionary at Hurnee and Poona until appointed, 1834,…

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SCHROEDER, Leopold Alexander von

SCHROEDER, Leopold Alexander von. Dorpat (Tartu) 12.(24.)12.1851 — Vienna 8.2.1920. German (of Estonia) Indologist in Austria. Professor in Vienna. Son of school director Julius v. S. and Marie Schrenck, the 7th child in a large family. Educated in Dorpat (Tartu), as a schoolboy started attending Leo Meyer’s Sanskrit classes at…

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STASIAK, Stefan

STASIAK, Stefan. Warsaw 22.2.1884 — London 9.2.1962. Polish Indologist. Professor in Lwów (now Lviv in Ukraina). Studies of Philosophy, then of Indology at Vienna (under L. von Schroeder), Munich (Simon), Zürich (Kaegi) and Paris. Ph.D. with a dissertation on the unicorn legend. Worked in St.Petersburg reading proofs of the Bibliotheca…

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SONNE, Wilhelm Günther Heinrich

SONNE, Wilhelm Günther Heinrich. Ilfeld/Harz 22.2.1820 — Wismar 3.5.1873. German IE Scholar. Schoolteacher in Wismar. Son of a teacher, later Director of Ilfeld Gymnasium, himself educated at Göttingen Gymnasium 1831-32 and Hannover Lyceum (with G. F. Grotefend as Director). From 1839 studies of classical philology and philosophy at Göttingen, privately…

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SMET, Richard V. de

SMET, Richard V. de. Montignies-sur-Sambre near Charleroi 16.4.1916 — Brussels 2.3.1997. S.J. Belgian Missionary and Indologist. Came to India in 1946 as a Jesuit student, studied Theology and then also Sanskrit in Calcutta (i.al. under R. Antoine). Ph.D. 1954 Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, in Philosophy. Back in India, from 1954…

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SIEGFRIED, Rudolf Thomas

SIEGFRIED, Rudolf Thomas. Dessau 1830 — Dublin 10.1.1863. German IE and Celtic Scholar in Ireland. Professor in Dublin. From Dessau. Studied 1850-51 at Tübingen under Roth, then at Berlin under Bopp and Weber, became soon interested in Celtology and went to England to write a comparative grammar. After reading the work…

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