HAEGHEN, Philippe van der

HAEGHEN, Philippe van der. Brussels 24.2.1825 — Paris 1886. Belgian Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Guillaume v. d. H. and Marie-Anne-Antoinette-Sophie De Wez. His biography is rather unclear, but he seems to have worked for several members of nobility as librarian, etc. He was a polymath who wrote on…

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GOIDSENHOVEN, Jacques P. van

GOIDSENHOVEN, Jacques P. van. 4.7.1932 (?) — 23.11.1971. Belgian Art Historian. But birth year seems to be wrong, he was already publishing in 1936 and worked then in Musées royaux d’Art et d‘Histoire. Publications: “Iconographie lamaïque d’après un Thanka de la collection Adolphe Stoclet”, Bulletin de la Société royale belge…

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MICHEL, Charles

MICHEL, Charles. 24.7.1853 — Madeleine near Lille 21.12.1929. Belgian Classical Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Studies of Classics and Sanskrit at Louvain (Nève), and Paris (Bergaigne). Dr. en philosophie et lettres 1876 Louvain. Docent at Liège until 1885, in 1885-1892 Professor at Gand (Ghent, ord. 1888) and from 1892 at Liège.…

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LAMOTTE, Étienne

LAMOTTE, Étienne. Dinant 21.2.1903 — Brussels 5.5.1983. Monseigneur. Belgian Indologist and Catholic Priest. Professor in Louvain. Born in a big family as the son of the court officer and historian Georges L. (1861–1952). After classical education in Dinant took ecclesiastic career like his brother. Now studied classical languages and scholastic…

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SOLVYNS, François Balthazar

SOLVYNS, François Balthazar (Frans Balthazar Solvijns). Antwerpen 1760 — Antwerpen 10.10.1824. Belgian Artist in India. “Showed genius at 12, drew sea-pieces. Patronized by the Arch-duchess Maria Christina till her death. Accompanied Sir Home Popham in a voyage [1787] to the East. Made charts of the coasts of the Red Sea,…

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WINDEKENS, Albert Joris van

WINDEKENS, Albert Joris van. Mountain-Ash, Wales 23.4.1915 — Leuven 28.3. 1989. Belgian Linguist. Professor in Louvain. Dr. en philologie classique 1939, Dr. en philol. & histoire orientales 1941. From 1944 taught at Université Catholique de Louvain: 1944 agrégé, 1946 maître de conférences, 1947 chargé de cours and from 1951 Professor.…

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NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph

NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Ath 13.6.1816 — Leuven 23.5.1893. Belgian Indologist and Oriental Scholar. Professor in Louvain (Leuven). Son of Auguste N., a merchant, and Marie Delwarde, family moved early to Lille where he went to the school. From 1834 among the first students at Louvain, just reestablished as a Catholic French-speaking…

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MONSEUR, Eugène Henri Guillaume Edgard

MONSEUR, Eugène Henri Guillaume Edgard. Liège 17.9.1860 — Brussels 6.12.1912. Belgian Indologist, Linguist and Folklorist. Professor in Brussels. Son of an armorer, lost his father in the age of six and mother in 12, and was in care of aunts. Educated at Jesuit school and Athenaeum of Liège. Dr. en…

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MASSON, Joseph

MASSON, Joseph. Montegnés 21.9.1908 — Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels 1998. Father, S.J. Belgian Indologist, Catholic Priest and Theologian (Scholar of Religions and Missions). Studies at Collège Saint-Servais in Liège and at Jesuit College of Louvain (Leuven). Ordained 1938. Studies at Louvain University. Dr. en philosophie et histoire orientales 1942 Louvain. Professor at…

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MARICQ, André

MARICQ, André. Genial (Brabant) 29.11.1925 — Paris 22.6.1960 (when 34). Belgian Archaeologist, Art Historian and Historian, specially interested in Byzantium, the Near East and Afghanistan. School at Athenée d’Ixelles (Brussels), studies at Université libre de Bruxelles (cand.phil). Served as voluntary in British troops in the liberation of Belgium and the…

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