RICCAZ, Alexis

RICCAZ, Alexis. Saint-Jean-d’Arves 26.1.1834 — Nagpur 8.9.1892. Monseigneur. French Catholic Missionary in India. Ordained in 1861 as priest of Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales d’Annecy and arrived in India next year. He learned quickly Telugu and Oriya. From 1887 the first Bishop of Nagpur. Died of an illness. Publications: Translated…

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POITIERS, Thomas de

POITIERS, Thomas de. 16?? — ?.4.1742. Father. French Capuchin Missionary in India. Arrived in India in the 1690s, in 1715 in Madras. Supérieur of Capuchin missions on Coromandel coast in Pondichérey from before 1733 until death. He was involved in the quarrels between Jesuits and Capuchins. Publications: Le Paganisme des Indiens…

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PERREAUX, Paul-Florentin-Marie

PERREAUX, Paul-Florentin-Marie. Paris 15.1.1807 — 1???. French Teacher in India. Son of Jean François P. and Marie Jeanne Pouillard. Professot of mathematics at Collège royal de Pondichéry (from before 1838), in 1842 also its director. In 1857/68 mentioned as notary in Pondichéry. Married 1833 Charlotte Mathilde Jame (d. 1853). Publications: Traité…

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MODAVE, Louis Laurent de Féderbe, Count de (Fayd’herbe de Maudave)

MODAVE, Louis Laurent de Féderbe, Count de (Fayd’herbe de Maudave).Château du Fayet, Barraux (Isère) 22.6.1725 — Masulipatam 22.12.1777. French Nobleman, Officer and Traveller. Son of colonel Jean Charles Nicolas F., C. de M. and Marie Thérèse Maniquet du Fayet. As young officer participated in many European wars. Came to India as adjutant…

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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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MARTIN, Claude

MARTIN, Claude. Lyon 5.1.1735 — Lucknow 13.9.1800. French Officer in India. Born in a modest middle class family, son of Fleury M., a casket maker, and Anne Vaginay. Afterschool in Lyon apprenticed to a local silk weaver, but in 1751 he enlisted as a soldier in French East India Company…

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LONGPÉRIER, Henri Adrien Prévost de

LONGPÉRIER,  Henri Adrien Prévost de. Paris 21.9.1816 — Paris 14.1.1882. French Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Henri Simon Prévost L., a commander of National Guard, grew up in Meaux. From 1836 Assistant at Cabinet de Médailles 1847-70 Curator of Antiquities in Louvre. Member of A.I.B.L. 1854. Beside numismatics, his interests included cuneiform and…

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LE GOUZ DE LA BOULLAYE, François

LE GOUZ DE LA BOULLAYE, François. Baugé, Anjou 1623 (or 1610?) — Isfahan 1668. French Traveller. Born in a family of English origin, he served in the French troops of Charles I. Back in France in 1644 he soon left via Constantinople to Persia, posing himself as Ibrāhīm Bey. He continued…

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LA FUENTE, Marguerite

LA FUENTE, Marguerite.18?? — 1958?. Frenchwoman. Founder-member of Les amis de bouddhisme in Paris from 1927. Visited Ceylon and other Buddhist countries. In 1960 Lu K’uan Yu dedicated his Ch’an and Zen Teaching to the memory of Upāsikā MLF who had encouraged him in 1956. Publications: Translated from Pali: Pirit-nula, le fïl de pirit,…

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