KALMER, Josef (born Joseph Kalmus)

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 Czernowitz (Černivci) and Vienna, served a voluntary in WW I. After war studied law and Chinese, without degree, and began his literary career, also worked as journalist.…

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HABERLANDT, Michael

HABERLANDT, Michael. Altenburg (now Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary) 29.9. 1860 — Vienna 14.6.1940. Austrian Anthropologist and Indologist. Son of Agronomist Friedrich H. Studies of Indology, etc. at Vienna, Ph.D. 1882. In 1892 he became the first PD of Ethnology at Wien University, from 1910 with ao. Professor’s title. From 1895 employed in…

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ESSIGMANN, Alois

ESSIGMANN, Alois. Vienna 4.5.1878 — Vienna 3.3.1937. Austrian Author. In 1897 joined the army, but finally had to resign because of hering defect in 1908. In 1912-17 worked in Austro-Hungarian consulate in Berlin. Then worked as free journalist and author. Married Ida Therese Gesekus, one son. Publications: Sagen und Märchen…

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WLISLOCKI, Heinrich Adalbert von

WLISLOCKI, Heinrich Adalbert von. Kronstadt (now Braşov) 9.7.1856 — Klosdorf bei Kleinkopisch (now Şona in Translivania) 19.2.1907. Austrian Gypsy Scholar. His father was Polish and mother German of Transilvania. In 1875-79 studied at Klausenburg (Cluj-Napoca). Ph.D. 1879. Worked as tutor,in 1883-90 in Mühlbach (Sebeş), but also eagerly collected gypsy material.…

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WESSELSKI, Albert

WESSELSKI, Albert. Vienna 3.9.1871 — Prague 2.2.1939. Austrian Folklorist in Czechoslovakia. Studied philosophy, but switched to engineering. In 1902-06 worked in Graz, but then turned to journalism. In 1919-35 Chief Editor of Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia in Prague. Honorary Ph.D. 1931 Prague. PD 1935 Graz, lost his habilitation on racial grounds…

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SCHINDLER, Jochem

SCHINDLER, Jochem. Amstetten 8.11.1944 — Prague 24.12.1994. Austrian IE Linguist. Ph.D. 1972. In 1972-74 Assistant at Vienna. In 1974-76 Assistant Professor, 1976-78 Associate Professor and from 1978 Professor at Harvard, but in 1987 returned to Vienna as the successor of G. R. Solta. Worked on the reconstruction of “Ursprache” and…

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ROSENBAUM, Ernst

ROSENBAUM, Ernst (nom-de-plume Dr. Ernst Roenau). 1888 — 1938?. Austrian. Dr.iuris. Worked in graphic industry and translated narrative literature as E. Roenau (apparently adapted for children). Publications: Ein Sanskritmärchen nacherzählt. Vienna & Lp. 1918. – Des Prinzen Brautfahrt. Märchen und Geschichten aus dem Kathásaritságara, Ozean der Märchen­ströme. Aus dem Sanskrit…

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MŽIK, Hans von

MŽIK, Hans von. Rzeszów, Galicia 24.7.1876 — Vienna 4.3.1961. Austrian Historian of Geography. PD 1917 Wien “für historische Geographie des Orients”. Ao. Professor 1929, from 1935 also taught Armenian. Also head of the map collection of Austrian National Library. Publications: Die Reise des Arabers Ibn Baṭūṭa durch Indien und China…

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MELZER, Uto (Utho) Ottomar von, Edler von Tapferhaim

MELZER, Uto (Utho) Ottomar von, Edler von Tapferhaim. Graz 18.10.1881 — 22.2.1961. Austrian Iranian Scholar. Son of Ignaz M., an officer, and Sara Heinrike Nagy. Educated in Graz and from 1900 worked as schoolteacher. He wrote pan-German nationalistic poetry and served in WW I. Politically active in pro-Ludendorff Tannenbergbund he…

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STREITER, Friedrich

STREITER, Friedrich. Bozen (Bolzano) 2.11.1833 — Bozen 28.1.1894. Austrian Student of Indology. Born in then Austrian South Tiroli. School in Bozen, Innsbruck and Budapest, then studies of law (1854), then (1856) classics and Indology at Berlin. Ph.D. 1861 Berlin. Planned first scholarly career, but in 1864 became director of gas…

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