FRANKO, Ivan Jakovič

FRANKO, Ivan Jakovič. Nahujewytschi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Nahueviči in Ukraina) 15.(27.)8.1856 — Lemberg (L’viv) 28.5.1916. Ukrainian Poet, Translator and Journalist, deeply interested in Sanskrit Literature. Son of Jakiv Fr., a village blacksmith. After gymnasium in Drohobych studied classics and Ukrainian at Lemberg (L’viv). Socialist (but anti-Marxist) since his student years,…

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WEÖRES, Sándor

WEÖRES, Sándor. Szombathely 22.6.1913 — 22.1.1989. Hungarian Poet. Published his first poems as a teenager. Studies at Pécs University, Ph.D. in aesthetics. In 1937 visited Philippines, Vietnam and India. During WW II in compulsory labour duty, but not in war. Then lived as farmer in Csönge, in 1948-49 resided in…

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TELEGDI, Zsigmond

TELEGDI, Zsigmond. Enyig 29.12.1909 — Budapest 5.3.1994. Hungarian Linguist. As a Jew he studied at Rabbinical seminary, but interrupted. Cand. 1952. Ph.D. 1979. Research scholar in Hungarian Academy, then Professor ast Budapest. Publications: “Une note Pehlevie (à propos de Kārnāmak I, 18)”, JA 224, 1934, 319f.; “Essai sur la phonétique…

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SZERB, János

SZERB, János. Budapest 7.1.1951 — Vienna 6.10.1988. Hungarian Tibetologist. Studies at Budapest. Ph.D. 1982. In 1984-88 in Ö.A.W, Forschungsstelle für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, in Vienna. Interested in Tibetan history and religion, also including Mongolian Buddhism. Also a poet. Committed suicide. Publications: “Glosses on the Oeuvre of Bla-ma ’Phags-pa: 2.…

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SCHMIDT, József

SCHMIDT, József. Vác 24.12.1868 — Budapest 1.10.1933. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of a house-painter, studied at Budapest under Mayr. In 1899-1908 worked as school-teacher. In 1908-10 Docent and in 1910-20 Professor of comparative IE linguistics at Budapest (succeeding Mayr). In 1919 he worked in the Ministry of Education…

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SAGI, Alexander

SAGI, Alexander. Kispet (now Budapest XIX) 16.5.1929 — Grenzach 22.7.1993. Hungarian Student of Religion in Austria and Germany. Son of Stefan S., a mechanician, and Valerie Frank, grew up in deeply religious home. In 1947-52 studies of theology at Vienna. Theol.Dr. (Cath.) 1953 Vienna. Ordained. In 1952-56 chaplain in Frankfurt.…

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STEIN, Mark Aurel

STEIN, Mark Aurel. Budapest 26.11.1862 — Kabul 26.10.1943. Sir. Hungarian Explorer, Indologist, and Archaeologist living in India (since 1888). British citizen (1904). Born to aged parents (mother 45, father more), the father M. Nathan Stein was a merchant, uncle Ignaz Hirschler, archaeologist, physician and politician. School in Budapest and Dresden, studied…

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SZIDAROVSZKY, János

SZIDAROVSZKY, János. Budapest 20.10.1881 — Budapest 30.12.1947. Hungarian IE Linguist. Studies at Budapest. Docent of IE Linguistics at Budapest University in 1924-41. Publications: Az indogermán mellékmondatok kötőszavai. 1925 and other books in Hungarian. Sources: Esperanto Wikipedia; in Hungarian in http://mek.oszk.hu/00300/00355/html/index.html.

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REHATSEK, Edward

REHATSEK, Edward. Illack (now Ilok in Croatia) 3.7.1819 — Bombay 11.12.1891. Hungarian Oriental Scholar in India. Son of the forest inspector of princess Odescalchi, educated in Budapest and graduated civil engineer from Budapest University. Leaving Hungary in 1842 spent founr months in Paris and four years in the U.S.A. In…

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TÓTH, Edith

TÓTH, Edith. 1932 — India 13.7.1965 (when 33). Hungarian Indologist and Art Historian. Studied at Budapest Tibetan (Ligeti), Indology (Harmatta & Gaál) and Museology (Horváth). Worked in Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern-Asian Art, first under Baktay, then his successor at the Keeper of Indian collection. Died on a visit to…

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