KVERGIĆ,  Feodor

KVERGIĆ,  Hermann Feodor (Kvergic). Bratislava 24.6.1895 — 1948/49. Austrian Iranian and Turkic scholar. A Serbian from Bratislava, son of György Kvergič and Hermina Doseri. Gymnasium in Graz, then studied Oriental languages and medicine at Vienna and Graz. Ph.D. 1927 Vienna. Travels in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. From at least 1938 apparently living…

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JETTMAR, Karl

JETTMAR, Karl Josef. Vienna 8.8.1918 — Heidelberg 28.3.2002. Austrian Anthropologist in Germany, famous Specialist of North Pakistan. Son of Rudolf J. (1869–1939), an Art Nouveau painter, and Maria Mayer, grew up in Vienna. Studied anthropology at Vienna (i.a. under Heine-Geldern). From 1940 served in army, but was wounded and thus could complete…

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GEIGER, Alfred

GEIGER, Alfred. 1??? — 19??. Ph.D., student of philosopher Othmar Spann at Vienna. Publications: Die indoarische Gesellschaftsordnung. 16+223 p. Tübingen 1935. Sources: Nothing found.

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WELLESZ, Emmy

WELLESZ, Emmy (née Emilia Franziska Stross) .Vienna 8.1.1889 — Vienna 13.6.1987. Austrian Art Historian. Daughter of Ludwig Stross, a cloth dealer, and Vilma Propper, a Jewish family. From 1907 studied art history at Vienna. Married 1908 Egon Wellesz (1885–1974), a composer and musicologist. The birth of two daughters (1909, 1912) interrupted…

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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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STAUDE, Wilhelm

STAUDE, Wilhelm. Vienna 1904 — ?.3.1977. Austrian Art Historian and Anthropologist in France. Son of a merchant, lost early his father. Studies of Oriental Art History at Vienna, Leipzig and Munich. Ph.D. 1935 Munich. From 1932 stayed mainly in Paris. During the war in concentration camp as his mother was…

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SPENEDER, Leopold

SPENEDER, Leopold. 18?? — 19??. Austrian Art Historian. Ph.D. 1927 Vienna (under Strzygowski). Still active as art historian in 1946. Publications: Diss. Vorderindische Sakralbautypen. Manuscript 1927. – “Gopuram und Westturm”, Fs. J. Stryzogowski 1932, 152-155. – Writings on Western art and architecture (1929, 1931, 1933). Sources: Not in Janert, no details beyond publications in Internet.

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SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena)

SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena). Fischamend near Vienna 25.9.1897 — Uppsala 16.12.1972. Austrian Scholar of Religious History and Tibetan Iconography in Sweden. Swedish citizen 1927. Daughter of a wealthy mill-owner, Georg Josef Leander Schmid, and Antonia Maria Lindemmer. School and studies in Vienna, one year (1921) in Sweden. Dr.ph. 1922 Vienna…

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PENKA, Karl

PENKA, Karl. Müglitz, Moravia (now Mohelnice, Czech) 26.10.1847 — Vienna 10.2.1912. Austrian Anthropologist, Linguist and Aryan Enthusiast. Studies of anthropology and comparative linguistics. In 1873-1906 schoolteacher (professor) at Maximiliansgymnasium in Vienna. He connected linguistics with ethnology equating language groups with supposed human races. Propagated a theory of Scandinavian origin of…

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KALMER, Josef

KALMER, Josef (born Joseph Kalmus). Nehrybka, Galicia (now in Poland) 17.8.1898 — Vienna 9.7.1959. Austrian Poet. Born in a Jewish family. School in Przemyśl and Czernowitz (Černivci) and Vienna, served as voluntary in WW I. After war studied law and Chinese at Vienna, without degree, and began his literary career,…

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