BRÉAL, Auguste

BRÉAL, Edouard Auguste. 19.2.1868 — 17.1.1941. French Art Historian and Painter. Son of —> Michel Bréal. Bachelier ès lettres 1888, Licencie ès lettres 1890, Licencie en droit 1892. Publications: “Les mots anglais dans les journaux hindoustanis”, MSL8, 1894, 166-171. – Writings not dealing with South Asia. Sources: Stray notes in Internet.

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BOUGLÉ, Célestin

BOUGLÉ, Célestin Charles Alfred. Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-du-Nord, now Côtes-d’Armor) 1.6.1870 — Paris 25.1.1940. French Philosopher and Sociologist. Studies at École normale supérieure, agrégé in philosophy 1893. Ph.D. 1899. Taught at lycée in Saint-Brieuc, in the universities of Montpellier (1898-1900), and Toulouse, from 1909 at Sorbonne, 1919 as Professor of Social Economy. From…

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BONET-MAURY, Gaston

BONET-MAURY,  Amy Gaston Charles Auguste. Paris 2.1.1842 — Paris 20.6.1919. French Protestant Historian. After school in Paris studies at Geneva and Strasbourg, graduated 1867 from Strasbourg. Protestant pastor in Dordrecht 1869-72, Beauvais 1872-76 and Saint-Denis 1877. Lecturer, then Professor of Church History at the new Protestant Faculty of Theology in Paris. Hon.…

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BOISSELIER, Jean

BOISSELIER, Jean. Paris 26.8.1912 — Paris 26.2.1996. French Archaeologist, Art Historian and Buddhist Scholar. Son of the military illustrator Henri Boisselier. In the 1920s studied at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then worked as painter and drawing teacher. In the beginning of WW II served as officer, 1940-45…

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BILLARD, Roger

BILLARD, Roger. Puteaux (Paris) 29.12.1922 — Mennecy near Paris 30.12.2000. French Indologist. He was of modest origin and had to work after school, but the post in Oriental bookshop Adrien Maisonneuve led him to studies and he soon entered É.L.O.V. Studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Khmer, Arabic and Chinese. In 1945-51 worked…

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BERTRAND, Gabrielle

BERTRAND, Gabrielle. Reims 29.3.1908 — Paris 16.2.1961. French Traveller, Reporter, Writer and Photographer. Of Lorraine, lost her father in WW I. Studied at a hospital in Paris, but did not pass medical examination. Then she worked in various tasks and decided to become reporter. In 1933-35 travelled in North Africa,…

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BERNOT, Lucien

BERNOT, Lucien. Gien (Loiret) 2.12.1919 — Brantes (Vaucluse) 14.7.1993. French Anthropologist. Grew up in country, from the age of 14 worked as typographist. After WW II studied Chinese at É.L.O.V., then ethnography and Tibetan at É.P.H.É. In 1947-64 research scholar in C.N.R.S. In 1961-64 also chargé de conférences, 1964-78 directeur…

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VÉQUAUD, Yves

VÉQUAUD, Yves. Paris 5.9.1938 — Villiers-Saint-Denis (Aisne) 19.8.2000. French Anthropologist and Author. Publications: L’art de Mithila. 127 p. ill. 1975; The Women Painters of Mithila. 102 p. ill. L. 1977. – Bénarès. 108 p. Champ Vallon1985. – Books not related to South Asia. Sources: Only works in Internet, dates in data.bnf.fr.

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VAILLANT, Louis

VAILLANT, Louis Auguste André Marie. Paris 26.11.1876 — Arras 18.2.1963. French Army Physician, Naturalist and Explorer. Son of Léon Louis V., Professor of Zoology. Studied medicine at Bordeaux, graduated 1902 and became physician in French colonial army. In 1906-08 he travelled with Pelliot and Nouette in Central Asia, acting on behalf…

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ST.QUENTIN, René de

ST.QUENTIN, René de. 18?? — 19??. Frenchman, had spent 15 years in India (before 1889).  His preface is signed in Petit-Quevilly in Normandy. Publications: Abrégé de Grammaire hindoustanie, essai d’étude phonétique de la langue hindoustânie: à l’aide de caractères romains, suivi d’un choix de phrases les plus usuelles et d’un vocabulaire.…

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