HAENISCH, Erich

HAENISCH, Erich. Berlin 27.8.1880 — Stuttgart 21.12.1966. German Sinologist and Mongolist. Professor. Son of an attorney, educated in Berlin. In 1899-1903 studied Chinese, Mongolian and Manchu at Berlin (W. Grube, also listened to Pischel and J. Oppert), Ph.D. 1904. In 1904-11 in China, teaching at military schools in Wuchang and…

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GERMANN, Wilhelm

GERMANN, Wilhelm. Gardelegen 3.4.1840 — Meiningen 7.2.1902. German Missionary in India. Worked in Tamilnadu. Studied theology at Erlangen, in 1864 joined the Lutheran Leipzig Mission. Ordained priest in 1865 and left for Madras. Returning in 1867 he became minister in Meiningen, from 1886 church councilor and superintendent in Wasungen (Thüringen).…

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GEHRICH, Georg

GEHRICH, Georg. 18?? — 19??. German Priest interested in Oriental Religions. Pastor in Stellichte (Hannover). Publications: Translated Cumont’s, Pettazzonis and Tiele’s works into German (1895/1909). – “Zur Frage nach dem Alter des Avesta”, Archiv f. Rel.wiss. 1, 1898, 337-360. Sources: Internet is full of references to his translations (one briefly mentioning his position),…

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FINCKH, Elisabeth

FINCKH, Elisabeth (née Wirth). Würzburg 23.8.1912 — Bremen 23.1.1993.German Physician interested in Tibetan Medicine. Dr.med. Worked as physician in Hamburg. In 1962 studied Tibetan medicine in Dharamsala under Yeshi Donden and others. Married Ulrich Finckh, five children. Publications: Grundlagen tibetischer Heilkunde. Nach dem Buche rGyud bźi. Band 1. 107 p. Uelzen 1975,…

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ETHÉ, Hermann

ETHÉ, Carl Hermann. Stralsund 13.2.1844 — Bristol 7.6.1917. German Oriental Scholar in the U.K. Son of a government surveyor. From 1862 studied classics and Oriental languages at Greifswald, 1863 moved to Leipzig (Fleischer). PD 1868 Munich. From 1872 in Oxford cataloguing Oriental manuscripts of Bodleian Library, continuing Sachau’s work. Then similar…

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CONRAD, Dieter

CONRAD, Dieter. 1932 — 2001. German Scholar of Indian Law. Dr.iur. 1963 Heidelberg (diss. not on South Asia). Senior Research Fellow at South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, was in Charge of its Department of Law from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. Publications: “Von Der Teilung Indiens Zur Teilung Pakistans.…

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CLEMEN, Carl Christian

CLEMEN, Carl Christian. Sommerfeld bei Leipzig 30.3.1865 — Bonn 8.7.1940. German Theologian and Historian of Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Oberkirchenrat August Clemen and Helene Voigt, educated at Fürstenschule in Grimma. Studies of theology at Leipzig, Tübingen, Halle and Berlin. PD 1892 Halle. From 1910 ao. Professor of New Testament…

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BUSCHMANN, Eduard

BUSCHMANN,  Johann Carl Eduard. Magdeburg 14.2.1805 — Berlin 21.4.1880. German Linguist. Son of a craftsman. After school in Magdeburg studies of Arabic, Persian and especially Sanskrit at Berlin (Bopp), then at Göttingen, but never completed Ph.D. Later turned to Malayo-Polynesian and American languages. As tutor in Mexico 1826-28 he learned Nahuatl…

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BARSCHEL, Bernd

BARSCHEL, Bernd. Hohenstein-Ernstthal 28.6.1937 — Jena 14.10.1990. German (East) Indologist. Son of a merchant. Educated in Chemnitz, from 1955 studies at Halle, first theology, but soon linguistics and Indology (Ammer and Mehlig). From 1960 Assistant at Halle, 1970 moved to Jena. Ph.D. 1976 Jena. From 1977 Lektor at Jena University,…

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ARVON, Henri

ARVON, Henri (né Heinz Aptekmann). Bayreuth 9.3.1914 — Antony (Haut-de-Seone) 2.12.1992. French (born German Jew) Historian. Matriculated 1933 from Bayreuth, but could no longer begin studies in Germany. He moved to France with his fiancée and began studies at Strasbourg. In 1937 to military service and obtained French citizenship. After army…

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