DAFFINÀ, Paolo

DAFFINÀ, Paolo. Rome 26.6.1929 — 23.11.2004. Italian Indologist. Professor in Rome. Studies in Rome under Tucci and Petech. Ph.D. 1953 Rome. In 1954-55 and 1955-56 further studies at Nagpur and Poona (under Gokhale) in India. From 1959 Assistant, 1965 PD and 1967 Professor incaricato of East Asian History in Rome,…

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COLETTI, Alessandro

COLETTI, Alessandro. Trieste 1928 — Rome 1985 Italian Linguist. Studied law at Bologna. As teacher in Italian school in Egypt learned Arabian. In 1973-74 in Italian Intitute in Teheran, in 1975 visited Afghanistan and Pakistan. Professor. Married Hanne Grünbaum (of Denmark, d. 1988). Publications: Grammatica della lingua persiana; con esercizi,…

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CERTO, Vera

CERTO, Vera. 1??? — ????. Italian. In 1951 mentioned in connection of Pettazzoni. Publications: “Il genio poetico dell’India: riflesso nel sanscrito”, Atti dell’Accademia degli Arcadi e scritti dei soci anno 12, vol. 2, 1928, 5-28. – Il mondo dei cieli nella lingua sanscritta. 34 p. Città del Vaticano 1930. – Translation from English…

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BONFANTE, Giuliano

BONFANTE, Giuliano. Milano 6.8.1904 — Rome 9.9.2005. Italian IE and Romance Linguist. Son of Pietro B. (1864-1932), Professor and scholar of the history of Roman law. Studies of literature and law in Rome. Professor from 1929 at Naples, in 1933-37 in Madrid, Spain, 1938-52 in Geneva, Switzerland, 1939-52 at Princeton,…

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TOSCANO, Giuseppe

TOSCANO, Giuseppe. Parma 19.9.1911 — Parma 6.7.2003. Italian Historian of Tibet Mission. In 1924 entered Missionari Saveriani, studied in Vicenza and Parma. Fully ordained 1932, worked in Ravenna and from 1936, as teacher of Latin, Greek and Italian, in Parma. From 1938 studies at Catholic University of Milano. Back in…

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MONFRINI, Stefano

MONFRINI, Stefano. 1885 — 1960. Italian Catholic Missionary in India. From 1910 sixteen years missionary among Santals. Publications: La Tribù dei Santal. 143 p. Milano 1929. – Account of the history of Santal mission in M. E. Modaelli, L’India. Milano 1937, 244-351. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet; missing in Porru.

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GRAZIOSI, Paolo

GRAZIOSI, Paolo. Florence 2.11.1907 — Florence 1988. Italian Anthropologist and Archaeologist. Son of painter Giuseppe Gr. Studied from 1925 at Florence. From 1936 taught at Università di Firenze, then as Professore di paletnologia e di antropologia in 1944-77. In 1939-53 also taught at Pisa. Participated in excavations in Italy and…

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GIROLAMO DA SANTO STEFANO

GIROLAMO DA SANTO STEFANO. 14?? — 15??. Italian (Genoan) Merchant and Traveller. Son of n.n. and Susanna Mainieri. In 1494 he left Genoa, together with Girolamo Adorno, for the East on a commercial venture. They went via Cairo to the Red Sea and from Aden to Bengal, then to Ceylon and Coromandel coast…

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GARGANO, Antonio

GARGANO, Antonio. 1914 — 1997. Italian Indologist. Ph.D. He collaborated with Tucci in the 1950s, in 1979 General Secretary of IsMEO. Called Professor. Publications: “Una nuova leggenda di Śūdraka nel Ratnakaraṇḍaka”, RSO 26, 1951, 71-86. – “L’IsMEO ei rapporti culturali italo-iraniani”, Il veltro. Rivista della civiltà italiana 14, 1970, 189-195. – Edited with…

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COSTA, Giulio

COSTA, Giulio. Imola 1901 — Mendal, Tura, Meghalaya 16/17.4.1970. S.D.B. Father. Italian Catholic Missionary in Assam. Worked in Khasi Hills (1936), then in Tura in West Garo Hills, altogether 45 years, until death. Murdered during night. Publications: “The Garo Code of Law”, Anthropos 49, 1954, 1041-1066. Sources: Obituary By St. Ferrando in…

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