PETRIČ, Stanco

PETRIČ, Stanco. 1??? — 1923. Yugoslavian (Slovenian) Student. Died as a second year student of comparative linguistics at Ljubljana, but had even earlier studied Sanskrit on his own. Publications: Translated into Slovenian: “‘Savitri: Zmagoslavje zakonske zvestobe’. (Odlomek iz Mahabharate.) Iz staroindijščine prevedel”, Mladika 4, 1923, 329-332, 369-370, 407-410, 447-448. Sources: *T.D., Mladika 5, 1924, 154; *Vlasta Pacheiner…

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PERUSCHI, Giovanni Battista

PERUSCHI, Giovanni Battista. 1525 — 1598. S.J. Italian Missionary (?). Rector of Collegio di Como, from 1573 in Rome. Derived much of his account from Monserrate. Publications: Informatione del regno, e stato del gran rè di Mogor, della sua persona, qualita, e costumi, e delli buoni segni, e congietture della sua conversione…

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PERREAUX, Paul-Florentin-Marie

PERREAUX, Paul-Florentin-Marie. Paris 15.1.1807 — 1???. French Teacher in India. Son of Jean François P. and Marie Jeanne Pouillard. Professot of mathematics at Collège royal de Pondichéry (from before 1838), in 1842 also its director. In 1857/68 mentioned as notary in Pondichéry. Married 1833 Charlotte Mathilde Jame (d. 1853). Publications: Traité…

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PÉREZ-REMÓN, Joaquín

PÉREZ-REMÓN, Joaquín.1922 — 1985. S.J. Spanish Buddhist Scholar. Jesuit missionary in India. Then taught Oriental philosophy at Universidad Jesuita de Deustro in Bilbao. In his 1980 book he tried to show anatta being a late concept in the Nikāyas. Publications: “Comments upon the Brahmajālasutta”, Bol. As. Esp. Or. 14, 1978, 61-96; “The simile of the…

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PERCIVAL, Robert

PERCIVAL, Robert. 1765 — 1826. British Colonial Officer. Joined Irish Infantry in the U.K., as Captain in 1895-97 participated in the conquest of Dutch Capeland. In 1797 to Ceylon, where he remained three years. His both books are said to be full of description of the cruelty and treachery of…

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PERCIVAL, Peter

PERCIVAL, Peter. Prestwich, Lancashire 24.7.1803 — Yercaud 11.7.1882. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar) in Sri Lanka and India. Son of Peter and Jane P. In 1826 Wesleyan Methodist Mission sent him to Jaffna, worked there until 1829 and after a few years in Bengal in 1832-51 as Principal…

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PENKA, Karl

PENKA, Karl. Müglitz, Moravia (now Mohelnice, Czech) 26.10.1847 — Vienna 10.2.1912. Austrian Anthropologist, Linguist and Aryan Enthusiast. Studies of anthropology and comparative linguistics. In 1873-1906 schoolteacher (professor) at Maximiliansgymnasium in Vienna. He connected linguistics with ethnology equating language groups with supposed human races. Propagated a theory of Scandinavian origin of…

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PELSAERT, Francisco

PELSAERT, Francisco. 159? — Batavia ?.9.1630. Dutch Factor in India and Indonesia. From Antwerpen. In 1618 sailed to the East as Assistant, the lowest grade of the Dutch E.I.C.’s service. In 1620 promoted to junior factor (onderkoopman) and posted to India. Travelled overland from the east coast to Surat and…

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PEARSON, John

PEARSON, John. Calcutta 1790 — 1831. British Missionary in India. Worked for London Missionary Society in Bengal Publications: A School Dictionary, English–Bengali. Calcutta 1829. Sources: A. K. Biswas, “Rammohun Roy, his intellectual compatriots and their scientific contributions”, Indian Journal of History of Science 46.3, 2011, 427-481 (briefly on p. 450).

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PEARSE, Thomas Deane

PEARSE, Thomas Deane. 1741/42 — on the Ganges 15.6.1789. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Royal Navy Captain Thomas P. and his wife Martha, of Reading. After Military Academy in Woolwich joined Royal Artillery 1761. In 1768 transferred to E.I.C.’ service and became Major in Bengal army. Colonel 1779,…

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