RODRÍGUEZ PINILLA, Tomás

RODRÍGUEZ (Y) PINILLA, Tomás. 1814/15 — 1886. Spanish Historian. Professor at Salamanca. Publications: Carácter propio de la civilización oriental índica y de sus relaciones con la llamada indoeuropea o indogermánica. 31 p. Madrid 1863. – Other works, mainly in Spanish on history. Sources: Alvarez 50; *Cándido Rodríguez Pinilla, Un hombre…

Continue reading

REVILLA Y MORENO, Manuel de la

REVILLA Y MORENO, Manuel de la. Madrid 24(26?).10.1846 — El Escorial 13.9.1881. Spanish Literate, Poet, Literary Historian, Philosopher. Studies of law and humanities at Madrid, dr. 1870 (Doctor en Derecho y en Filosofía y Letras). Also attended Garcia Ayuso’s Sanskrit classes in the early 1870s. From 1876 Professor of Literary…

Continue reading

RAMOS DE ANDRES, Justo

RAMOS DE ANDRÉS, Justo. 1904 — 1965. Spanish Linguist. Taught Sanskrit in Madrid from 1934 and still in the late 1950s. Publications: Spanish translations of Kālidāsa: Rtusamhara, o, Curso de las estaciones. 109 p. Madrid 1964 (an earlier ed. without date, 1940?); Raghúvamça. 272 p. Madrid 1999; Kumarasambhava. 71 p.…

Continue reading

XAVIER, Jerónimo

XAVIER, Jerónimo (J. Javier, Hieronymus Xaverius, Jerónimo de Ezpeleta y Goñi). Buro, Diocese of Pamplona, Navarra 1549 — Goa 27.6.1617. S.J. Spanish Missionary in India. Grand-nephew of —> Francisco X, son of Miguel de Ezpeleta. Joined S.J. in Alcalá in 1568, studied there and in Toledo. In 1571 came to…

Continue reading

XAVIER, Francisco

XAVIER, Francisco (Franciscus Xaverius, Francis Xavier, Francisco Javier). Javier, Navarra 7.4.1506 — Shangchuan Island, China 3.12.1552. S.J. Spanish (Basque?) Missionary in India. Member of Navarran nobility, studied in Paris (M.A. 1530). Friend and helper of Ignacio Loyola, one of the first Jesuit to take vows in 1534 (ordained 1537), founder…

Continue reading

HERAS, Henry

HERAS, Henry (born Enrique/Enric Heras de Sicars). Barcelona 11.9.1888 — Bombay 14.12.1955. S. J. Spanish Historian in India. Professor in Bombay. Son of Maria Sicars and Pontio (Ponç) Heras, of a very old and well-to-do Catalonian family. Studies of Catholic theology in Barcelona, at College of Sacred Heart, until 1904,…

Continue reading

GONZÁLEZ DE LA CALLE, Pedro Urbano

GONZÁLEZ DE LA CALLE, Pedro Urbano. Madrid 12.11.1879 — México 1966. Spanish Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of Urbano G. Serrano, professor of philosophy, and Petra de la Calle Corisco. Studied philosophy and classics, also Sanskrit under Daza de Campos. Ph.D. 1904 Madrid. In 1904-26 Professor of Latin at Salamanca.…

Continue reading

GELABERT Y GORDIOLA, Juan

GELABERT Y GORDIOLA, Juan. Palma de Mallorca or Sóller 1843 — Madrid 1894. Spanish Linguist and Philologist. Studies at Madrid (Sanskrit under Garcia Ayuso), Ph.D. 1868. In 1867-70 schoolteacher, also taught Greek and Hebrew at Madrid University. In 1883-94 he was the Professor of Sanskrit at Madrid. His Manual was…

Continue reading

GARCIA AYUSO, Francisco

GARCIA AYUSO, Francisco. Valverde del Camino (V. del Majano) near Segovia 24.7.1835 — Madrid 17.5.1897. Spanish Indo-Iranian Scholar. Lost his parents when 11. Studies of humanities at Segovia. In 1859 went to Tangier and Tetuan, where he learned Arabic and Hebrew. After returning studied at the Seminary of El Escorial…

Continue reading