POSCH, Udo

POSCH, Udo. 1922 — 1965. Austrian Turcologist and Tibetologist in the U.S.A. Originally he was a student of Duda in Turcology at Vienna University, but had quarreled with his teacher. Then he wrote a Tibetological dissertation to R. Bleichsteiner and was conferred Ph.D. 1949 (Vienna). In 1952 he taught at…

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POKORNY, Julius

POKORNY, Julius. Prague 12.6.1887 — Zürich 8.4.1970. Austrian (Bohemian) IE and Celtic Scholar in Swizerland. Professor in Berlin and Zürich. Son of Samuel Christian P. and Margarete Riegner. Educated in Prague and Kremsmünster. Studies of law (degree 1910), philology and linguistics at Vienna, student of Kretschmer. Ph.D. 1912 (diss. on…

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PAULINUS A SANCTO BARTHOLOMAEO

PAULINUS A SANCTO BARTHOLOMAEO (Fra. Paolino da S. Bartolomeo, lay Ivan/Johann Filip Vezdin [or Vesdin, not Verdin or Werdin]). Hof am Leithaberge (Cimov) 25.4.1748 — Rome 7.2.1806. Austrian (Croatian) Missionary and Pioneer of Indology. Carmelite missionary in Kerala 1776-89, then in Rome. Born in Niederösterreich as son of Jurje Vezdin and…

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PAUL, Frieda.

PAUL, Frieda. 18?? — 19??. Austrian Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1918 Vienna. Publications: Diss. Die Kausalbegriffe in der indischen Philosophie. Manuscript 1918. Sources: Diss. in Janert.

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OLSCHAK, Blanche Christine

OLSCHAK, Blanche Christine. Vienna 24.7.1913 — Zürich 25.6.1989. Austrian Journalist and Tibetan Scholar in Switzerland. Daughter of Joseph O., an officer, and Lilly Helene Bücheler. Studied Political Science at Graz (Ph.D. 1937), then Tibetan and Buddhism, a follower of A. David-Neel. From 1946 living in Zürich (after her husband had…

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NOWOTNY, Fausta

NOWOTNY, Fausta (née Pedain). Hollabrunn 9.4.1903 — 1991. Austrian Indologist. Ph.D. 1942 Vienna (under Frauwallner). Married 1940 Karl Anton N. (1904–1978), an Austrian ethnologist, mainly working on Amerindian cultures. In 1943-51 she was employed as Mitarbeiterin in Museum für Völkerkunde in Vienna. As widow still living in Vienna. Publications: Diss.…

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NEUMANN, Karl Eugen

NEUMANN, Karl Eugen. Vienna 18.10.1865 — Vienna 18.10.1915. Austrian Indologist (Buddhist Scholar) and Bauddha. Living in Vienna. Son of Angelo N., conductor of an orchestra, originally from Prague, Roman catholic. Went to school in Leipzig where his family was then living. After commercial school travelled in England and Italy in…

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NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard

NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard. Innsbruck 26.5.1899 — Princeton N.J. 19.2.1990. Austrian Historian of Astronomy and Mathematics in the U.S.A. Son of Rudolph N. In 1917 he left Akad. Gymnasium, Graz, to join the army and thus obtained his matriculation without examination in classical languages in which the mathematically and technically minded…

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NEBESKY-WOJKOWITZ, René Mario von

NEBESKY-WOJKOWITZ, René Mario von. Velké Hoštice (Gross Hochschütz) Moravia 29.6.1923 — Vienna 9.7.1959. Czech Anthropologist and Tibetologist in Austria. Son of Gottlieb N. von W., an officer, and Emmy Lorenz. After school in Litoměřice (Leitmeritz) studied at Prague, Berlin and Vienna (Bleichsteiner) Tibetan, Mongolian and Central Asian ethnology. Ph.D. 1949…

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MÜLLER, Friedrich

MÜLLER, Friedrich. Jemnick (Jemníky), Kr. Butzlau, Böhmen (Czech) 6.3.1834 — Vienna 25.5.1898. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar and Linguist. Professor in Vienna. Born in a poor family in Bohemia, where his father, Friedrich M., was the chemist of a small sulphuric acid factory, grew up in Rotz, Niederösterreich. Mother Ursula Köcina, brother…

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