HOFFMEISTER, Werner

HOFFMEISTER, Werner. Braunschweig14.3.1819 — near Firozshah 21.12.1845. German Physician and Botanist. Son of a priest, in 1827 the family moved to Wolfenbüttel. Studied medicine and natural sciences at Berlin and Bonn. D.M. 1843 Berlin. In 1844 went to India in the retinue of a Prussian prince. They travelled in North…

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HEYDT, Eduard von der

HEYDT, Eduard von der (Edward van der Heydt), Freiherr. Elberfeld near Wuppertal 26.9.1882 — Ascona, Ticino 3.4.1964. German-Swiss Banker and Art Collector. Son of August v. d. H. and Selma Haarhaus. Matriculated 1900 from Wuppertal. Studied law at Geneva and Freburg i. Br. Dr. rer. Pol. 1905. Entered bank career, for…

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HERMES, Gertrud

HERMES, Gertrud. Berlin 1872 — Berlin 1942. German Teacher and Leftist Pedagog. Daughter of Oberkonsistorialrat Ottomar Hermes. In 1900-08 taught at a girls’ school in Berlin. After serious illness worked in a trade union, then 1912-14 attended  Max Schering’s economic seminar. From 1921 taught at labour institutions for women in…

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HARTOG, Hans

HARTOG, Hans. 19?? — 1995. German Student of Indology. Started studies at Munich (Wüst). Ph.D. 1939 Marburg (Heiler). He was Assistant of Wüst, but eventually left him as Wüst as a Nazi did not appreciate his ideas about sin. Instead, he went to Marburg and turned to theology. Married, son-in-law…

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HAPPEL, Julius

HAPPEL, Julius. 1843 — 19??. German. Lutheran priest in Bützow, 1884 moved to Heubach. He wrote about religions in order to show the superiority of Christianity. Publications: Die Anlage des Menschen zur Religion, vom gegenwärtigen Standpunkten der Völkerkunde aus. Haarlem 1877; other books on religion. – Die altchinesische Reichsreligion vom Standpunkte der…

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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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