COSERIU, Eugenio

COSERIU, Eugenio (Eugeniu Coşeriu). Mihăileni, Bălţi (now in Moldova) 27.7.1921 — Tübingen 7.9.2002. Romanian Comparative Linguist in Uruguay and Germany. Studies at Iaşi and from 1940 in Rome. Ph.D. 1944 Rome. In 1944-45 taught at Padova, 1945-49 at Milano. In 1950-63 Professor of General and Indo-European Linguistics at the University…

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ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton

ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton. 1923 — 10.3.1964. Romanian Buddhist and South-East Asian Scholar in France and the U.S.A. Left Romania in 1947, first to Paris. Studies at É.P.H.É. and E.L.O.V. Worked in C.N.R.S. From 1960 Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Oriental Religions at Columbia University in New York. He was ill and…

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COSTA, Traian

COSTA, Traian. 1926 — 1995. Romanian Linguist and Classical Scholar. Student of Bănăţeanu, taught Sanskrit at the Bucureşti University after his death (1963). Professor. Married Emilia, Ioana Costa (b. 1959), Professor of Classical Philology at Bucharest, is their daughter. Publications: Wrote on Greek and Latin literature, translated classics. – Review…

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ANTONESCU, Teohari

ANTONESCU, Teohari. Bucharest 1.9.1866 — Iaşi 11.1.1910. Romanian Historian and Classical Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Petru A. Student of Al. Obolescu, further studies in Paris (diplom of É.P.H.É. 1892, with a study on Greek vase painting), Heidelberg and Berlin. Returned in Romania in 1894, he first taught Greek…

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PAPINIU, Eugen

PAPINIU, Eugen. 18?? — 19??. Romanian. In 1918 in London. One E.P. was Ambassador in 1941. Bănăţeanu (Vi-BhQ 27, 1961, 258) calls him “Indianist”. Publications: Translated directly from Sanskrit: Kālidāsa, Śakuntalā, dramă sanscrită, în româneşte de Eusebiu Camilar după traducerea din original a lui E.P. p. 122. Bucureşti 1964. Sources:…

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SIMENSCHY, Theofil

SIMENSCHY, Theofil. Iaşi 27.1.1892 — Iaşi 15.12.1968. Romanian Indologist and Linguist. Professor in Iaşi (Jassy). After lyceum in Iaşi studied classical philology and German at University of Iaşi, graduated 1913. Worked as schoolteacher and participated in the WW I. From 1926 Assistant at Iaşi University, Ph.D. there 1927. For a…

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ŞĂINEANU (Sainéan), Lazar

ŞĂINEANU, Lazăr (Lazare Sainéan, originally Eliezer Schein). Ploieşti 23.4.1859 — Paris 11.5.1934. Romanian Romance Linguist, also interested in IE and Sanskrit. Born in a modest Jewish family, son of Moisi Schein, house painter and amateur artist. Studies at Bucureşti under Haşdeu, Georgian et al., further studies in Paris under Gaston Paris,…

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POGOR, Vasile

POGOR, Vasile. Iaşi 20.8.1833 — Iaşi 20.3.1906. Romanian Author, Philosopher and Politician interested in India. Son of a nobleman, comisul Vasile P. (1792–1857), educated in Iaşi. Studies of law in Paris. Worked as a lawyer in Iaşi, belonged to the literary circle “Junimea”. From 1871 in Romanian parliament, after Romanian…

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EMINESCU, Mihai

EMINESCU, Mihai. Botoşani 15.1.1850 — Bucharest 15.6.1889. Romanian Poet interested in India. One of Romania’s most notable poets. Of somewhat unclear origin, son of a Moldavian potentate. Studied in Vienna 1869-72 and in Berlin 1872-74, philosophy, law, economics, Romance philology, even medicine, and privately many other things. In Berlin learnt…

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BURLĂ, Vasile M

BURLĂ, Vasile M. Opăiţeni (then Hungary) 6.2.1840 — Iaşi 8.1.1905. Romanian Classical and IE Scholar. Gymnasium in Cernăuţi. Studied Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit at Vienna and Graz. Schoolteacher and university lecturer in Classics in Iaşi, where he belonged to the literary circle “Junimea”. In 1876 he asked vainly to be…

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