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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SOWA, Rudolf von

SOWA, Rudolf von. Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraina) 30.1.1853 — Brünn (Brno) 29.9.1900. Austrian (of Poland) Schoolteacher, Linguist and Gipsy Scholar. Ph.D. Gymnasium Professor of Classics at the German Gymnasium of Brünn from at least 1890 until his death. Publications: “Zur Aussprache des Westarmenischen”, 14 p. Progr. Stadtgymnasium Trübau 1882. –…

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SCHMIDT, Gernot

SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena). 25.9.1897 — Uppsala 16.12.1972. Austrian Scholar of Religious History and Tibetan Iconography in Sweden. Daughter of a wealthy mill-owner. Dr.ph. 1922 Vienna. Moved to Sweden and worked in Swedish national archives. Hon. fil.dr. 1931 Lund. Hon. teol.dr. 1958 Uppsala. In 1944-68 eo. Antikvarie in Vitterhetsakademie.…

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SCHENKL, Karl

SCHENKL, Karl. Brno 11.12.1826 — Graz 20.9.1900. Austrian Classical Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Son of a schoolteacher and classical philologist. Studies of classics and law in 1845-49 at Vienna, then also under Curtius at Prague. Ph.D. 1849 Vienna. Worked as schoolteacher. In 1857-64 Professor of Classical Philology at Innsbruck (without…

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WALDE, Alois

WALDE, Alois. Innsbruck 30.11.1869 — Innsbruck (Prabook: Königsberg) 3.10.1924. Austrian IE and Classical Scholar. Studies Classics and IE at Innsbruck, Ph.D. there 1894. PD 1895 Innsbruck, then eo. Professor 1904-09. In 1909-12 Professor of Comparative Linguistics at Giessen, from 1912 had the same chair at Innsbruck and 1922-24 at Königsberg.…

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ROCK, Joseph Francis

ROCK, Joseph Francis Charles (Josef Franz Karl). Vienna 13.1.1884 — Honolulu 5.12.1962. Austrian-born U.S. Botanist, Geographer and Central Asian Scholar. Son of the steward of a Polish count. In 1905 emigrated to the U.S.A. (naturalized 1913). He settled in Hawaii in 1907 for 13 years, studied and taught botany and…

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REICHELT, Hans

REICHELT, Hans. Baden bei Wien 20.4.1877 — Ibid. 11/12.5.1939. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Graz. Son of Leo R., the owner of a printing press, and Luise Schemel, educated in his home town. In 1896-98 studied IE, classical, Germanic and Indo-Iranian philology (Bühler et al.) at Vienna, then under Bartholomae…

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TROYER von Aufkirchen, Anton

TROYER von Aufkirchen, Anton (Anthony). Klattau, Bohemia (now Klatovy in Czech) 1775 (not 1769!) — Royaumont 2.6.1865. Austrian Officer and Indologist in India and Paris. Son of Lieutenant Joseph Tr. v. A. of an old family of nobility. From 1787 studied at Military Academy of Wien-Neustadt. From 1791 Cadet-Ensign, from…

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TIEFFENTHALER, Joseph

TIEFFENTHALER, Joseph. Bozen in South Tyrol (now Bolzano in Italy) 27.4.1710 — Lucknow 5.7.1785. S.J. Father. Austrian Missionary, Astronom and Geographer in India. Jesuit novice in 1729, trained in Germany. In 1740 to Spain and in 1743 left Portugal for Goa, worked and travelled in northern India: from Surat to…

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TEDESCO, Paul

TEDESCO, Paul Maximilian. Vienna 5.5.1898 — New Haven 17.12.1980. Austrian Indologist in the U.S.A. Professor in New Haven. Son of Oscar Isidor T., a a Slovakian Jew and civil engineer, and Thekla Tiktin. Studies in Vienna. Ph.D. 1920 Vienna (under B. Geiger). In 1924-36 gymnasium teacher in Austria. He tried…

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