JOHN, Christian Samuel

JOHN, Christian Samuel. 1747 — 1813. Rev. German Pietist Missionary in South India. In Tranquebar. He was also interested in nature, collected shells and other naturalia and sent some specimens to Germany. For this he was given doctorate by Academia Leopoldina. Hon. member of A.S.B. Publications: A paper about the…

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HOFMANN, Alberich Konrad

HOFMANN, Alberich Konrad. Kloster Banz, Oberfranken 14.11.1819 — Waging am See 30.9.1890. German Linguist. Born in a monastery where his father was lay official. Educated in Bamberg. Studies at Munich, Erlangen, Berlin and Leipzig, began with medicine, but soon changed to Sanskrit, Iranian and German. Ph.D. 1848 Leizig (under H.…

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HOFFMANN, Paul Theodor

HOFFMANN, Paul Theodor. Putlitz 26.1.1891 — Hamburg 5.7.1952. German Student of Indology, then Publisher and Archivist. Studies Munich, Grenoble, Berlin and Tübingen (Garbe). Ph.D. 1915 Tübingen. In 1918-21 worked for Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 1921-26 for Hamburger Anzeiger. In 1926-33 town archivist of Altona. Archivrat 1937. From 1941 director of Theaterwissenschaftliches…

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HELD, Fritz

HELD, Fritz. Sindelfingen, Württemberg 25.5.1920 — Stuttgart 1.7.1992. German Physician (neurologist and children psychiatrist). After school in Stuttgart began medicine studies at Tübingen, soon interrupted by military service. Dr.med. 1950 Tübingen. Worked then in Institut für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie in Stuttgart. Twice married, four children. Publications: Diss. Buddhas Lehre als…

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HARTMANN, Hans

HARTMANN, Hans. Rüstringen bei Wilhelmshaven 18.11.1909 — 11.12.2000. German Linguist and Celtologist. Son of a policeman, Gustav H., and Johanna Theiken, educated in Jever. From 1928 studies of classics, Indology and IE at Marburg, 1930 to Berlin. Ph.D. 1933 Berlin (diss. on Russian). In 1937-39 studied Irish at UCD in…

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GRAEFE, Walter

GRAEFE, Walter. Leipzig-Lindenau 30.7.1900 — Bangalore 16.11.1955. German Lutheran Missionary in India. Son of a merchant, school and studies in Leipzig, then 1921-25 Missionsseminar and 1925-26 studies of Sanskrit and Comparative Religion at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1928, now also ordained and left to India. Learned Tamil in Kodaikanal. In 1933-50 worked…

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GRAFFUNDER, Alfred

GRAFFUNDER, Alfred. 1801? — 187?. German Teacher. Educational Inspector (Regierungs-Schulrat, 1835). The Romani book was based on a paper read in 1835 before the Kgl. Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften in Erfurt. Perhaps by the same: AG (Alumnen-Inspektor am Königlichen Joachimsthalischen Gymnasium): Ueber Offenbarung: Eine Untersuchung. Berlin 1827. Publications: Ueber die Sprache…

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GEHRTS, Heino

GEHRTS, Heino. Hamburg 9.6.1913 — Alt Mölln, Lauenburg 10.10.1998. German Folklore Scholar. Educated in Hamburg, from 1933 studies of chemistry at Hamburg University, later switched to Germanistics and philosophy. War service in infantry in France, Russia and Italy, 1944 as war prisoner to Arizona, released in 1947. Worked as translator…

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FLEX, Oscar

FLEX, Oscar (Oskar) Theodor. 1840 — 1???. German. In a tea plantation in Assam in 1864-67, then returned to Berlin. Note that there are two Germans of the same name at the same time in different parts of India. Publications: Pflanzerleben in Indien: kulturgeschichtliche bilder aus Assám. 254 p. B.…

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FLEX, Oscar

FLEX, Oscar (Oskar). 18?? — 19??. Rev. German Missionary in India. From 1861 in Ranchi. Married with Antonie Flex. Note that there are two Germans of the same name at the same time in different parts of India. Publications: Introduction to the Urāun Language. 55 p. Calcutta 1874. – Unter…

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