SCHINDLER, Jochem

SCHINDLER, Jochem. Amstetten, Niederösterreich 8.11.1944 — Prague 24.12.1994. Austrian IE Linguist. Studies of IE and Romance Linguistics at Vienna and Würzburg. 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…

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ROSENBAUM, Ernst

ROSENBAUM, Ernst (nom-de-plume Dr. Ernst Roenau). 1888 — 1938?. Austrian Translator. Dr.iuris. Worked in graphic industry and translated narrative literature as E. Roenau (apparently adapted for children). Publications: Ein Sanskritmärchen nacherzählt. 79 p. Vienna & Lp. 1918 (not really from Sanskrit, but one of the fictions of F. W. Bain).…

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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 Vienna “für historische Geographie des Orients”. Ao. Professor 1929, from 1935 also taught Armenian. From 1921 also head of the map collection of Austrian National Library. Married Paula Horschlitz, one daughter. Publications: Die Reise des…

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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. (1817–1906), an officer, and Sara Heinrike Nagy (1854–1927). Educated in Graz and from 1900 worked as schoolteacher. He wrote pan-German nationalistic poetry and served in WW I in Russian and Italian…

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SCHÖNBERG, Ignaz

SCHÖNBERG, Ignaz. 1856 — Vienna 29.1.1886. Austrian (or German) Indologist. Son of Markus Schönberg and Johanna Chaja Katalin. Student of Bühler at Vienna University, Ph.D. 1884. In May 1884 he came to Oxford to assist Monier Williams in his dictionary work, but was already ill with tuberculosis, and in July…

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STREITER, Friedrich

STREITER, Friedrich. Bozen (Bolzano) 2.11.1833 — Bozen 28.1.1894. Austrian Industrialist, former student of Indology. Born in then Austrian South Tiroli, son of Joseph Str. and Johanna Holer (d. 1837). After school in Bozen and Innsbruck he entered military college in Graz, but soon resigned for further study of languages. After…

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SCHRAM, Robert

SCHRAM, Robert Gustav. Lemberg (Lviv) 18.1.1850 — Vienna 23.12.1923. Austrian Astronomer and Geodecist. Studies at Vienna. Dr. In 1872-73 briefly Assistant at Geneva observatory, then Th. von Oppolzer’s Assistant in Austrian geodetic survey and after his death 1887 its director. Publications: “Hilfstafeln für Chronologie”, partly republished as “Tables for the approximate…

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STROHAL, Emil Ernst

STROHAL, Emil Ernst. Klagenfurt 29.7.1874 — Leipzig 7.3.1902. Austrian Student of Indology. The eldest son of Emil Strohal (1844–1914), a legal scholar. In 1896-97 studied medicine at Leipzig, then switched to Indology. Ph.D. 1900 Göttingen (under Windisch). Died preparing his habilitation. Publications: Diss. Bhāskararāya’s Śivanāmakalpalatālavāla. Herausgegeben, übersetzt und erklärt. 1.…

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STRZYGOWSKI, Josef

STRZYGOWSKI, Josef. Biala, Austrian Silesia (now Bielsko-Biała in Poland) 7.3.1862 — Vienna 2.1.1941. Austrian Art Historian. Professor in Vienna. Son of a cloth manufacturer, in 1880 took apprenticeship in a weaving plant, but later abandoned this career. From 1882 studies of art history at Vienna and Berlin, then at Munich.…

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SPRENGER, Aloys

SPRENGER, Aloys. Nassereith, Tyrol 3.9.1813 — Heidelberg 19.12.1893. Austrian Oriental Scholar, in India 1842-56. then Professor in Bern. Son of a customs officer, gymnasium in Innsbruck. Studied medicine and Oriental languages at Vienna, then from 1836 in London. British citizen 1838. Dr.Med. 1840 Leiden. In 1842 went to India. Director…

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