GOIDANICH (Gojdanić), Pier Gabriele

GOIDANICH (Gojdanić), Pier Gabriele. Volosca di Lussimpiccolo (now Volosko in Croatia) 30.6.1868 — Bologna 27.10.1953. Italian (with Croatian background) Linguist. Son of Croatian parents, Pietro G. and Antonella Stuparich. Gymnasium in Capodistria (Koper). Studies at Milano under Ascoli, then teacher in Campania. From 1899 taught as PD at Pisa, from…

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GATTI, Riccardo

GATTI, Riccardo. 18?? — 19??. Italian Linguist. A friend of Trombetti, followed his methods of daring linguistics comparisons. The Andaman–Papua–Australian language family (also combined with Munda and Dravidian) never found many followers. He was teacher (professor) of Greek and Latin at Ginnasio Vittorio Emanuele II in Jesi (Ancona), also PD…

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FROLA, Eugenio

FROLA, Eugenio. Montanaro 27.9.1906 — Turin 6.5.1962. Italian Mathematician interested in Buddhism. Son of Mario Fr. and Maria Pons. Studied engineering at Turin Polytechnic (graduated 1929), then mathematics at Turin university (1933). Assistant, then Professor (incaricato) of mathematics (descriptive geometry) at Turin Polytechnic. From 1940 member of the local Academy.…

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FINZI, Felice

FINZI, Felice. Correggio 1847 — Florence 3.9.1872. Italian (Jewish) Ethnologist and Assyriologist. Studies of law at Bologna, dr.iuris c. 1867. From 1869 libero docente di assiriologia at Regio Istituto di Studii Superiori in Florence. Knew also Hebrew and Sanskrit. Married, two sons. Together with Paolo Mantegazza he founded the magazine…

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FERRARI, Alfonsa

FERRARI, Alfonsa. Aquila 1.11.1918 — 1.1.1954. Italian Indologist. Professor in Rome. Grew up in Milano, studied in Rome, graduated in 1941 under Formichi and 1945 under Tucci (Indian religion and philosophy). From 1945 assistente straordinario di sanscrit. In 1946 and 1947-48 further studies of Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit literature in…

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DE VINCENTIIS, Gherardo

DE VINCENTIIS, Gherardo. 1845 — 1907. Italian Iranian (Persian) Scholar, also interested in Sanskrit and China. Studies at Naples under Lignana. Professor of Persian at Regio Istituto Orientale di Napoli: incaricato 1878, eo. 1890, ord. 1904-07. Publications: Il Gulistan, ossia il Roseto dello Scheich Sadi di Schiraz. Prima versione italiana…

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CORSALI, Andrea

CORSALI, Andrea. Florence 29.6.1487 — 15??. Italian Traveller. Son of Giovanni C., had good education. In the service of de Medicis he went to India in a Portuguese ship in 1515 and sent to Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici two letters describing the lands and people. First in Goa, visited…

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BRANDI, Mario

BRANDI, Mario. Trieste 11.12.1891 — 1943/44?. Italian, probably a Theosophist, son of Salvatore Brandi and Elisa Iacchia. He authored several mystic books, two in collaboration with Emma Tedeschi (1896–1943/44?). In November 1943 both were arrested in Genua as Jews and sent to Auschwitz. Publications: Lo Yoga della fede: Bhagavadgītā 12.:…

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VASSALINI, Ida

VASSALINI, Ida. Verona 1891 — Milano 21.12.1953. Italian Poet and Translator. Daughter of Bartolomeo V. and Itala Abati. Became early interested in classical and oriental philology, in philosophy and poetry. Studies at Padova and Milano. Worked as teacher in Milano. Refused from joining the fascist association and almost lost her…

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SCALIGERO, Massimo

SCALIGERO, Massimo (nom-de-plume of Antonio Massimo Sgabelloni). Veroli 17.9.1906 — Rome 26.1.1980. Italian Esoterist (Follower of Evola) and Steinerian. Journalist in Rome, no scholar. Publications: As a friend of Tucci he was the editor of the E & W in 1970-78 wrote some articles and numerous reviews in it, e.g.…

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