ASMUSSEN, Jes Peter

ASMUSSEN, Jes Peter. Aabenraa 2.11.1928 — Copenhagen 5.8.2002. Danish Iranian Scholar, Specialist of Judeo-Persian Literature. Son of engineer Asmus Heinrich A. (d. 1959) and Eline Petersen (d. 1960). Matriculated from Aabenraa in 1948, then studied at Copenhagen University: Cand.Theol. 1954. After amy servoce in Greenland (learned Inuit language) worked in…

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ARVON, Henri

ARVON, Henri (né Heinz Aptekmann). Bayreuth 9.3.1914 — Antony (Haut-de-Seone) 2.12.1992. French (born German Jew) Historian. Matriculated 1933 from Bayreuth, but could no longer begin studies in Germany. He moved to France with his fiancée and began studies at Strasbourg. In 1937 to military service and obtained French citizenship. After army…

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ADAM, Leonhard

ADAM, Leonhard. Berlin 16.12.1891 — Bonn 9.9.1960. German Ethnologist in Australia (naturalized 1956). Son of Meinhardt Michael Adam and Katharina Clare Rosa Schmidt. Gymnasium in Berlin. Studied law, economics, ethnology and Sinology at Berlin and Greifswald, LL.D. 1916. Worked as judge in Berlin, but kept his interest in ethnology and…

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ABAEV, Vasilij (Vaso) Ivanovič

ABAEV, Vasilij (Vaso) Ivanovič (Oss. Abajty). Kobi, rajon Kazbeg, Georgia 15(28).12.1900 — Moscow 18.3.2001. Russian Iranian and Caucasian Scholar, himself of Ossetian Origin. Born in a village, in 1910-18 school in Tbilisi, then elementary school teacher in Kobi. From 1912 studied at the Oriental Faculty in St.Petersburg, graduated 1925 in Tbilisi,…

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WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton

WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton. Mussoorie, India 1866? — Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 16.3.1945, when 79. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev —> Jabez Cornelius Wh., educated in England. Active at least until 1902 in Ranchi, altogether 42 years in India. Archdeacon of Chota Nagpur, Bihar and Orissa (1931). Returned from India…

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WHITE, Herbert

WHITE, Herbert. 18?? — 19??. Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Acting District Judge of Ratnapura (1884). Also mentioned as Government Agent in Badulla and as the Acting Mayor and Chairman of the. Municipal Council of Colombo (1900). Retired before 1919. Publications: Articles on Sinhalese in The Orientalist 1, 1884 and 2, 1886. –…

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WHISH, Charles M.

WHISH, Charles Matthew. London 9.1.1795 — Cuddapah (Kadapa) 14.4.1833. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Martin Whish, a Commissioner of Excise, and Harriet Tysson. After studies at Haileybury served in Madras Presidency from 1812, in Zillan Court of South Malabar. Then criminal judge in Cuddapah. He was the first…

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TOMASCHEK, Wilhelm

TOMASCHEK, Wilhelm (Vilém Tomášek). Olomouc 26.5.1841 — Vienna 9.9.1901. Austrian (Czech) Geographer and Oriental Scholar. Studies at Vienna 1860-64, then gymnasium teacher there. From 1877 ao., 1881 ord. Professor of geography at Graz, from 1885 Professor of historical geography at Vienna. Publications: “Centralasiatische Studien. 1. Sogdiana”, SWA 87, 1877, 67-184, 3 maps; “Centralasiatische Studien…

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STEWART, Charles

STEWART, Charles. Lisburn, Antrim 1764 — Bath 19.4.1837. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Son of Captain Poyntz St., in 1781 joined E.I.C.’s army as cadet. From 1800-06 taught Persian at Fort William College. In 1805 the College sent him to Mysore to catalogue Tipu’s library. Returned to…

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SPRING, Francis

SPRING, Francis. 17?? — 18??. Rev. Missionary of Church Missionary Society in India. Chaplain in Tellicherry from before 1817, when he founded a school there. Returned in 1824. Publications: Outlines of a Grammar of the Malayalim Language, as spoken in the Provinces of North and South Malabar and the Kingdoms of…

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