MASING, Uku

MASING, Uku (born Hugo Albert M.). Lipa, Raikküla, Rapla district 11.8.1909 — Tartu 25.4.1985. Estonian Religious Philosopher. Son of Ado (Aadu) M. and Anna Furman. From 1928 studied theology at Tartu (M.A. 1930). In 1930-33 further studies at Tübingen and Berlin, then taught theology and Semitic languages at Tartu until the…

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SCHROEDER, Leopold Alexander von

SCHROEDER, Leopold Alexander von. Dorpat (Tartu) 12.(24.)12.1851 — Vienna 8.2.1920. German (of Estonia) Indologist in Austria. Professor in Vienna. Son of school director Julius v. S. and Marie Schrenck, the 7th child in a large family. Educated in Dorpat (Tartu), as a schoolboy started attending Leo Meyer’s Sanskrit classes at…

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STAËL-HOLSTEIN, Alexander Wilhelm, Baron von

STAËL-HOLSTEIN, Alexander Wilhelm, Baron von (Aleksandr Avgustovič fon Stal’-Gol’štejn). Waist/Livonia (now Tõstamaa in SW Estonia) 20.12.1876 (1.1.1877) — Peiping (Peking) 16.3.1937. Russian/Estonian (German of Livonia) Indologist and Buddhist Scholar, after the revolution in China. Professor in Beijing. Born in a family of Livonian German nobility he was educated at Kollmann Gymnasium…

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TOMSON, Aleksandr Ivanovič

TOMSON, Aleksandr Ivanovič (Thomson). Near Dorpat (Tartu), Livonia 3.(15.)6.1864 — Odessa 27.11.1935. Russian (Estonian) Linguist (Phonetician), Scholar of Slavic, Sanskrit and Armenian. Son of Estonian parents, Juhani and Emilia Thomson. From 1882 studies at St.Petersburg, graduated 1887. Further studies in Moscow, under Fortunatov and Korsch, wrote his diss. on Armenian. From…

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TENNISONS, Kārlis A.

TENNISONS, Kārlis Alexis (Estonian Karl Tõnisson, Russian Karl Mihailovič Tynisson, Pseudonym Vend Vahindra). Umbusi, Põltsamaa, Estonia 8.(20.)8.1873 (not Laura, Latvian Livonia and not 1883) — Rangoon 9.5.1962. Estonian (not Latvian) Bauddha. Born in a landowning family, studied philosophy at St.Petersburg and became interested in Buddhism. He visited Buryatia in 1893…

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VOSS, Erich von

VOSS, Erich von. Fellin (Viljandi, Estonia) 29.11.(11.12.)1880 — Viechtach (Bavaria) 15.12.1917. Baltic German Student of Indology, then Schoolteacher. Ph.D. 1906 in Leipzig. Worked then as a teacher of German and Greek at the École des Églises Réformées in St.Petersburg, where N. Poppe was his disciple in the early 1910s. Publications:…

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MASING, Gotthilf Leonhard

MASING, Gotthilf Leonhard. Mustel, Ösel (now Mustjala, Saaremaa) 21.11.1845 — Tartu 4.4.1936. German (of Estonia) IE and Slavic Linguist. Son of Carl M. (1809–94), minister in Mustel, and Adelheid, Freiin von Ungern-Sternberg (1809–94). After gymnasium in Arensburg (now Kuressaare in Estonia) he studied theology at Dorpat in 1863-68. Cand.theol. In…

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MASING, Ferdinand

MASING, Ferdinand. Osinovka, Govt. Saratov 14.7.1849 — St.Petersburg 8.6.1918. German (of Estonia) Student of IE Linguistics. Son of Ferdinand M. (1815–1887), minister in Osinovka, and Emilie Petsch (1821–1900). After gymnasium in Arensburg (now Kuressaare in Estonia) he studied philology at Dorpat in 1868-69. In 1869-74 teacher in Kronstadt and St.Petersburg.…

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