SMET, Jean de

SMET, Jean de. 1862 — 1???. Rev. S.J. Belgian Missionary in India. In Ranchi. Publications: Rudiments of a Mundari Grammar. Calcutta 1891. Sources: No further details found.

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POLOMÉ, Edgar C.

POLOMÉ, Edgar Ghislain Charles. Molenbeck-Saint-Jean near Brussels 31.7.1920 — Houston 11.3.2000. Belgian Linguist in the U.S.A. Professor in Austin, Texas. Son of a Walloon father (Marcel P.) and Flemish mother (Berthe). Studies at Free University Brussels (B.A. 1940) and after war service at Catholic University Louvain (M.A. 1943), learned Sanskrit from Lamotte.…

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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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VANDEN BERGHE, Louis

VANDEN BERGHE, Louis. Oostnieuwkerke, West Flanders 24.12.1923 — Ghent 17.9.1993. Belgian Archaeologist and Iranian Scholar. Born in a Flemish family, educated at Roeselare College. Studies of archaeology and art history, then also Oriental languages at Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Leiden. Ph.D. 1950 Ghent. From 1951 Assistant and 1957 Professor of…

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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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SCHOTSMAN-WOLFERS, Janine

SCHOTSMAN-WOLFERS, Janine. 19?? — 17.3.1991. Belgian Art Historian, She was the Head of India and S.E. Asia department of Royal Museums of Art History in Brussels. Married with Jean-Pierre Schotsman. Publications: A few articles about Indian art and specimens in Belgian collections: SAA 1973, Ld. 1974, 101f.; SAA 1983, Naples…

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SOLVYNS, François Balthazar

SOLVYNS, François Balthazar (Frans Balthazar Solvijns). Antwerpen 1760 — Antwerpen 10.10.1824. Belgian Artist in India. Son of Maximiliaan S., a merchant, and Maria Abeloos. “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.…

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SMET, Richard V. de

SMET, Richard V. de. Montignies-sur-Sambre near Charleroi 16.4.1916 — Brussels 2.3.1997. S.J. Belgian Missionary and Indologist. Came to India in 1946 as a Jesuit student, studied Theology and then also Sanskrit in Calcutta (i.al. under R. Antoine). Ph.D. 1954 Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, in Philosophy. Back in India, from 1954…

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