FRANKE Emil

FRANKE Emil. Velké Březno 3.4.1880 — Prague 1.12.1939. Czech Lawyer and Politician, former student of Indology. Gymnasium in Hradec Králové. From 1899 studies of law at Prague, soon (1902-08) also Sanskrit under Zubatý, then also at Vienna and Berlin. Worked at university library in Prague. In 1917 joined the Czech…

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ŠOHAJ, František

ŠOHAJ, František (Franz Schohai). Pacov 25.11.1816 — Prague 31.5.1871. Czech Author and Philologian. Educated in Prague, studied philosophy at Prague. Worked as tutor, from 1848 Professor of Philosophy at Prague, taugh also philology and aesthetics, in Czech. In 1859 moved to Academic Gymnasium, where he taught the same subjects. Publications: Poetry, translation…

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PRÁŠEK, Justin Václav

PRÁŠEK, Justin Václav. Brandýs nad Labem 7.8.1853 — Klánovice 23.12.1923 (Kdo byl kdo, Wikipedia has Brandýs 24.12.1924). Czech Historian of Ancient Iran. Studied history and classics at Prague, Ph.D. 1882. Worked as gymnasium teacher in Pardubice and other towns. From 1885 further studies at Munich and Berlin, then continued as…

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NOVÁK, Ondřej

NOVÁK, Ondřej. Prague 10.10.1946 — Vysoké Tatry 19.4.1977. Czech Scholar of Indian History. In 1965-69 studies of Indology, philosophy and history at Prague. Ph.D. 1975. Publications: “The Role of Tradition in Nehru’s Thought”, M. Krása (ed.), Jawaharlal Nehru. A Political Leader. Prague 1974, 40-62. – “Anquetilova indická cesta”, Nový Orient 32, 1977, 209-212. Sources: *M. Krása, Nový Orient 32,…

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MUDRA, Stanislav

MUDRA, Stanislav. Plzeň 6.5.1910 — 1???. Czech Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1936/37 Prague (under Pertold). One StM died in Prague 1960. Publications: Diss. Funkcehlavy vnáboženství a jak se jeví u některých kmenů indických. 1936/37. Sources: Disertace pražské universitety. Prague 1965.

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KOŘÍNEK, František

KOŘÍNEK, František.1??? — 1???. Czechoslovakian Linguist. Ph.D. In 1935 PD of Comparative Linguistics at Bratislava. Publications: Diss. Sources: Mentioned in a contemporary catalogue of universities. The name is common enough and for one unfamiliar with Slovakian and Czech it is impossible to sift out the right one from Internet.

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KOHOUT, Václav

KOHOUT, Václav.Kolín 1802? — Jasov 6.11.1867. Slovakian Catholic Theologian. Premonstratensian Vicar in Poprad in 1849-65. Publications: Manuscript works Tentamen condiscendae lingue zingaricae and  Exercitatio lingo zingaricae (1821) kept in Premonstratensian library in Jasov. Sources: Kdo Byl Kdo: Čeští a slovenští orientalisté, afrikanisté a iberoamerikanisté, referring to *Slovenský biografický slovník 3, 1989, 133; Studia Bibliographica Posoniensia 1/2009, 182 (English summary of…

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JISL, Lumír

JISL, Lumír. Svijanský Újezd 18.4.1921 — Prague 22.11.1969. Czech Scholar of Tibetan. Mongolian and Japanese, a Specialist of Buddhist Art. After school in Toruń from 1940 studies of archaeology and ethnography at Prague. In the wartime worked as insurance official in Liberec, then continued studies (graduated 1949). From 1947 museum…

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HRKAL, Eduard

HRKAL, Eduard. 18?? — Vienna 1948?. Czech Linguist. Called Professor (1939), probably at the gymnasium of Mariańské Lázně. Active as early as 1895 and 1910 (articles about the French dialect of Picardie). He suggested that Etrscan belong to the “Turnian division of Ural-Altaic” and invented Turkic etymologies for Etruscan words.…

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HÁJEK, Lubor

HÁJEK, Lubor. Nové Strašecí, Rakovnik region 5.5.1921 — Prague 2.3.2000. Czech Art Historian. Studies of Indology at Prague 1945-49 (Lesný and Pertold). Ph.D. 1949 Prague (under Pertold). From 1952 Director of Oriental Collections at Czech National Gallery, retired in 1986. Publications: Diss. Poměr náboženství pudu v tantrismu. Manuscript, Prague 1949.…

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