LACOMBE, Olivier

LACOMBE, Olivier Auguste. Liège 2.7.1904 — Neuilly-sur-Seine 2.7.2001. French Indologist. Professor in Lille and Paris. Son of engineer, born in Belgium in French family. Educated at Lycée concordet and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Agrégé de philosophie 1928 and docteur-ès-lettres 1939. In 1939-44 Director of Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Letters,…

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JESTIN, Remont

JESTIN, Remont (Rieg, Rigakos J., also as Gestin, French Raymond-Riec Jestin). Landerneau, Bretagne 1902 (or 1905?) — Menton, Coté d’Azur 1991. French (Breton) Sumerologist and Philosopher. Studies at École du Louvre. Taught Sumerian as directeur d’études at É.P.H.É. in 1946-72. Also known as a painter. Publications: Ar Bouddha hag ar vouddhaadegezh. 128 p.…

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HAVET, Louis

HAVET,  Pierre Antoine Louis. Paris 6.1.1849 — Paris 26.1.1925. French Philologist and Linguist, mainly of Latin, but also IE (including Sanskrit). Professor in Paris. Son of Ernest Havet (1813–1889), Professor of Latin, and Louise Bourdon. Studies in Paris (É.P.H.É.). Ph.D. 1880 Paris. In 1885-1925 Professor of Latin Philology at Collège de…

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GALLAUD DE LA PÉROUSE, Marie

GALLAUD DE LA PÉROUSE, Marie. 19.3.1867 — Neuilly 22.12.1945. French Sculptress, Author and Traveller. Daughter of railway engineer Charles G. and his wife Julie. First exhibition as sculptress in 1890. Visited South and East Asia, even Tibet in disguise, and took many photographs. Her 1931 book is a popular book, compiled from…

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CASTAGNÉ, Joseph-Antoine

CASTAGNÉ, Joseph-Antoine. Gaillac (Tarn) 27.11.1875 — Montpellier 19.1.1958. French Traveller, long time in Russian Central Asia (Uzbekistan). Studied in Toulouse. From 1902 teacher of French in Orenburg near Kazakh Steppe, soon started a collection of antiquities. From 1912 in Tashkent actively participated in the intellectual life of the town. Accepted…

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CASAL, Geneviève

CASAL, Geneviève (née Bell). Paris 14.10.1909 — Troyes (Aube) 8.1.2002. French Archaeologist. Wife of —> J.-M. Casal. Studies at Louvre School, where she met her husband. In 1946 they went together to India. About their excavations in India and Pakistan see J.-M. Casal. Publications: Several works together with J.-M. Casal, see…

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CARTY, Pierre

CARTY, Pierre. Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) 4.8.1876 — India 27.6.1950. S.J. French Missionary in South India. After school in Pau studies at Bordeaux (B.Sc.). Now joined the Madura Mission of Toulouse Jesuit Province and arrived on 6.10.1894 at Trichinopoli (Tirucci), where he had his final education and began himself teaching in 1901…

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BUHOT, Jean

BUHOT, Jean. Paris 13.8.1885 — Paris 5.9.1952. French Painter and Art Historian. The only child of painter Félix B. (1847–1898) and his English wife, née Johnston. After school in Paris travelled much in France, England, Germany and Italy. During WW I worked as English interpreter in a Canadian regiment. Only…

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BUGAULT, Guy

BUGAULT, Guy. St.Coulomb, Brittany 17.7.1917 — Le Reincy (Seine-Saint Denis) 27.10.2002. French Indologist. Student of Lacombe. Taught at Université de Paris-X-Nanterre, then Professor of Indian and Comparative Philosophy at Paris IV (Sorbonne), retired. Specialist of Indian philosophy, especially Buddhist. Publications: Diss. Le Vijnānavāda selon Paramārtha, d’après la trad. commentée et…

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BREUIL, Paul de

BREUIL, Paul de. Vincennes, Paris 15.3.1932 — Neuilly-sur-Seine 19.10.1991. French Scholar of Religion. Studies at É.P.H.É. His Jaina book was harshly criticized as amateurish by Caillat in the BÉI. Publications: Zarathoustra et la transfiguration du monde. 472 p. P. 1978; Le zoroastrisme. 134 p. Que sais-je? Paris 1982; Histoire de…

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