SCHERMAN, Lucian

SCHERMAN, Lucian. Posen (now Poznań in Poland) 10.10.1864 — Hanson, Mass. 29.5.1946. German Indologist and Anthropologist. Professor in Munich. Husband of —> Christine Sch. (née Reindl, 1889) Son of Adolph Sch. (d. 1876), a merchant, and Johanna Auerbach. After school in Breslau and Posen studies from 1882 at Breslau (Stenzler) and…

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SCHEFTELOWITZ, Isidor

SCHEFTELOWITZ, Isidor Isaac. Sandersleben/Anhalt 1.5.1875 — Oxford 17.12. 1934. German (Jewish) Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor and Rabbi in Köln. Son of a rabbi. After school in Königsberg worked in trade, from 1897 studies at Königsberg and Berlin. Ph.D. 1901 Königsberg (under Bezzenberger). Rabbinical studies in Berlin, graduated 1903. In 1906-07 in…

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SABBATHIER, Paul

SABBATHIER, Paul. 18?? — 15.5.1909. French Schoolteacher and Indologist. Vedic scholar, a student of Bergaigne and de Saussure. In 1899 living in Chantegrillet (Drôme), then again in Paris. Is he perhaps the same Paul Sabatier, who published a number of studies on Franciscan history since 1893? Publications: “Une édition critique…

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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, Bernhard W. and his wife Theresia. Gymnasium in Horn. In 1880-85 studied at Vienna classics and philosophy, soon also Sanskrit (under Bühler). Ph.D. 1886 Vienna. In 1886-91 Assistant to…

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WILLMAN-GRABOWSKA, Helena

WILLMAN-GRABOWSKA, Helena Antonina Maria. Warsaw 4.1.1870 — Cracow 31.10.1957. Polish Indologist. Professor in Krakow. Daughter of Józef Grabowski and Elżbieta Lipińska. After school in Warsaw she became a schoolteacher in 1887 (when 17). Soon active in anti-Russian movement. Women were then not allowed to the university, but she studied privately…

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WHITNEY, William Dwight

WHITNEY, William Dwight. Nothampton, Mass. 9.2.1827 (hardly 1828) — 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…

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WEBSTER, William Frederick

WEBSTER, William Frederick. London 15.7.1855 — London 10.3.1929. British Lawyer and Indologist. Son of William Thomas W. Attended the City School in London, from 1874 studies at Cambridge (i.al. under Cowell). B.A. 1878, Indian Language Trip., 1st class 1879, M.A. 1881. In 1882 called to the Bar. Unmarried. Publications: With…

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WEBER, Albrecht

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, learned 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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WALLIS, Henry White

WALLIS, Henry White. Stockwell near London 10.7.1861 — Cambridge 18.7.1887. British Indologist. Son of Rev. Joseph W. and Albina Elworthy, educated at St.Paul’s School in London. Studied at Cambridge Greek and Sanskrit under Cowell. Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge. Publications: The Cosmology of the Rig Veda. An Essay. 12+130 p.…

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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, Christoph Wilhelm Roth and Caroline Regine Walther, a family of Lutheran priests and teachers, lost his father in the age of 13, but was cared for by the family. After seminary in…

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