DEBES, Paul

DEBES, Paul. Elberfeld, Wuppertal 8.9.1906 — Bindlach 6.6.2004. German Bauddha. Originally he intended to become a missionary, but in 1927 found Buddhism in H. Much’s books. In 1931-32 studied in Ceylon under Nyanatiloka, together with his brother Heinrich Debes (1903–1943). Served in the army, in 1944-45 war prisoner in the…

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BRUNNER, Fernand

BRUNNER, Fernand. Lausanne 8.10.1920 — Cortaillod, canton Neuchâtel 1.11.1991. Swiss Philosopher. Professor in Neuchâtel. Studies at Lausanne (licence ès lettres 1942) and after war in Paris (Ph.D. 1951). From 1954 Professor at Neuchâtel, retired in 1986. In 1956-85 also taught at Bern. Publications: Much on Western and Islamic philosophy, beginning with…

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BROWNE, Gerald Michael

BROWNE, Gerald Michael (mentioned both as Gerald M. and G. Michael). Detroit 13.12.1943 — Urbana, Ill. 24.8.2004. U.S. Philologist. Son of Walter Whitney and Marjorie Marie Eckard Browne. A.B. 1965 University of Michigan, A.M. 1966, Ph.D. 1968. Beside Greek and Egyptology also studied Sanskrit. Professor of Classics at University of Illinois,…

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BRIEM, Efraim

BRIEM,  Olof Efraim (born Olsson). Helsingborg 17.9.1890 — Lund 15.6.1946.  Swedish Historian of Religions. Son of merchant Olof Ludvig Olsson (d. 1908) and Emma Cecilia Rosendahl. Matriculated 1909 from Lund. Studies at Lund: Cand, theol. 1912, Cand. philos. 1913, Lic. philos. 1915, Ph.D. 1918, Dr. theol. 1923. Ordained priest. From 1918 Docent…

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BOULANGER, Chantal

BOULANGER-MALONEY, Chantal. Paris 4.1.1957 — Kebili, Tunisia 27.12.2004. French Social Anthropo­logist working on South India. Educated in France, studied in Brighton and Japan, then anthropology and Tamil in Paris. In 1989-93 worked in American Museum of Natural History in New York. Then in France, but 1997 moved to London. Interested…

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BORTHWICK, Meredith

BORTHWICK, Meredith. Colombo 1950 — 1995. Australian Diplomat and Scholar. Daughter of a diplomat, grew up in Ceylon, Singapore and Thailand. High school in Canberra. B.A. and M.A. Melbourne, in Indian history. Ph.D. A.N.U. In 1980 joined the Department of Foreign Affairs, first posted in Bangkok. Later on in Uruguay,…

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BONFANTE, Giuliano

BONFANTE, Giuliano. Milano 6.8.1904 — Rome 9.9.2005. Italian IE and Romance Linguist. Son of Pietro B. (1864-1932), Professor and scholar of the history of Roman law. Studies of literature and law in Rome. Professor from 1929 at Naples, in 1933-37 in Madrid, Spain, 1938-52 in Geneva, Switzerland, 1939-52 at Princeton,…

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BAADER, Theodor

BAADER, Theodor Ludger Josef Anna Maria. Münster 25.4.1888 — Hiltrup, Westfalen 16.4.1959. German Linguist. Ph.D. 1913 Münster (diss. on local dialect). From 1923 Professor of Germanic and Celtic Languages at Nijmegen, taught there until 1944. A militant catholic and Nazi sympathizer he fled before the allied forces to Münster, where…

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ALLEN, William Sidney

ALLEN, William Sidney. London 18.3.1918 — Cambridge 22.4.2004. British Linguist and Sanskritist. Professor at Cambridge. Son of William Percy Allen, an engineer of printing works, and Ethel Pearce. Studied 1937-39 Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, soon turning to comparative philology and Sanskrit (Bailey). Served during the war 1939-45 in Royal…

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VERWEY, Anthony Hendrik Nicolaas

VERWEY, Anthony Hendrik Nicolaas. ’s-Gravenhage 14.4.1918 — Leiden 7.1.2001. Dutch Anthropologist specialized in India and Tibet. Studied Law and Indology at Amsterdam and Leiden. In 1947-81 working in Ethnological Museum, Leiden. Main interests: material evidence of popular Hinduism and Tibetan religion. Publications: Tentoonstelling: Pabuji, een Indiase held, zijn verhaal ‘hersteld’, 28…

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