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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ADAM, Leonhard

ADAM, Leonhard. Berlin 16.12.1891 — Bonn 9.9.1960. German Ethnologist in Australia (naturalized 1956). Son of Meinhardt Michael Adam and Katharina Clare Rosa Schmidt. Gymnasium in Berlin. Studied law, economics, ethnology and Sinology at Berlin and Greifswald, LL.D. 1916. Worked as judge in Berlin, but kept his interest in ethnology and…

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ZISTL, Karl G.

ZISTL, Karl G. 18?? — 195?. German. In Munich (1916 and still in the 1950s), 1928 mentioned as wiss. Hilfsarbeiter in the university library. Publications: Bibliography of E. Kuhn (Fs. 1916, xii-xxv); in the 1940s and 1950s collected the Indological bibliography in Idg. Jb. Sources: In Idg. Jb. 30, 1955 indicated with † as…

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ZINKGRÄF, Willy

ZINKGRÄF, Willy. Ludwigshafen am Rhein 23.10.1903 — 19??. German Student of Indology. Son of Friedrich Z. and Elisabeth Beinder. Gymnasium in Mannheim. Student of Walleser at Heidelberg as early as 1922, also studied Germanistics. In the 1930s worked at Walleser’s institute. Ph.D. 1939 Heidelberg. In 1940 living in Mannheim, 1952…

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ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich

ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich. Kastellaun near Koblenz 11.12.1851 — Berlin 29.7.1910. German Indologist and Celtic Scholar. Professor in Greifswald and Berlin. Studied classics and Indology at Strassburg (Goldschmidt) and Tübingen (Roth), also Germanistics (Scherer) and Celtology (Windisch), strongly influenced by Weber. Ph.D. 1876 (?). PD 1878 Berlin. In 1881-1901 Professor of Sanskrit…

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ZIEMER, Hermann

ZIEMER, Hermann. Neustettin, Hinterpommern (now Szczecinek, Poland) 11.5.1845 — Kolberg, Hinterpommern (now Kołobrzeg, Poland) 10.2.1908. German Linguist. Ph.D. From 1873 teacher at gymnasium in Kolberg, from 1893 as Gymnasialprofessor. Married 1875 Elise Balthasar, at least one son. He was an ardent Neogrammarian and atttracted some positive attention with his studies.…

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ZEUNER, Frederick Everard (Friedrich Eberhard)

ZEUNER, Frederick Everard (Friedrich Eberhard) .Berlin 8.3.1905 — London 5.11.1963. German Archaeologist in the U.K. Studies of Geology and Paleontology at Berlin, Tübingen and Breslau. Ph.D. 1928 Breslau, worked there as Assistant. PD 1931 Freiburg i.Br. As a Jew emigrated to England in 1934 and was employed in British Museum.…

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ZENKER, Julius Theodor

ZENKER, Julius Theodor. Ehrenfriedersdorf in Erzgebirge, Sachsen 1811 — Thurn 28.6.1884. German Oriental Scholar. Son of Rev. Friedrich Christlieb Z. Studies of Oriental languages at Leipzig, Göttingen and Berlin, then also in Paris. Ph.D. PD 1846 Rostock, but seeing his future there too uncertain moved soon to Leipzig and abandoned…

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