CANDOLLE, Bertrand de

CANDOLLE, Bertrand de. 1929 — 1999. Swiss, probably Catholic Missionary. Musée d’ethnographie de Génève has Indian material donated by him and the page https://popups.uliege.be/0457-4184/index.php?id=201&lang=en gives name, life years and connection with the same museum (without mentioning India or his profession). Publications: “Contribution à l’étude des Nahals (Inde)”, Anthropos 56, 1961, 750-788. Sources: No further…

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BÜCHI, Ernst Carl

BÜCHI, Ernst Carl. Adorf, Thurgau 3.9.1914 — Löhningen, Schaffhausen 1.11.1982. Swiss Physical Anthropologist. Professor in Berlin. Grew up in Thurgau, school in Schaffhausen. Studies at Zürich, Ph.D. 1942 under Schlaginhaufen. Assistant, then PD of geography at Zürich. Second Ph.D. 1949 Copenhagen. From 1950-58 Superintendent in Department of Anthropology in Calcutta,…

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BRUNNER, Linus

BRUNNER, Linus. 1909 — 1987. Swiss Linguist.  Ph.D. 1936 Zürich. Professor in Canton School in St.Gallen. Few have accepted his far-reaching theories. Publications: Diss. Entwicklung der Funktionen der lateinischen Konjunktion dum. 110 p. Tübingen 1936. – Die gemeinsamen Wurzeln des semitischen und indogermanischen Wortschatzes: Versuch einer Etymologie. 9+203 p. Bern &…

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REGEL, Johann Albert

REGEL,  Johann Albert (Russian Ioann-Al’bert Regel’). Zürich 12.12.1845 — Odessa 6.7.1908. Swiss Physician, Botanist and Exporer in Russia. Son of Eduard R. (1815-1892, 1873 Russian title of nobility), a garden architect and botanist, and Elisabeth Locher. The family moved in 1855 to St.Petersburg. Studied medicine at St.Petersburg, Göttingen, Vienna and Dorpat (Tartu).…

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MÜHLL(-KERN), Wilhelm von der

MÜHLL(-KERN), Wilhelm von der. 22.8.1852 — 3.7.1923. Swiss Student of IE Linguistics. Son of Karl Georg v.d.M. and Emilie Merian. Studies at Basel. Married 1877 Emma Sophie Kern, one son. Publications: Diss. Über die Aspiration der Tenues vor Nasalen und Liquidis im Zend und im Griechischen. 71 p. Lp. 1875. Sources: Diss.…

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IRZEL, Paul Arnold

IRZEL, Paul Arnold. Zürich 5.12.1861 — 8.1.1931. Swiss Indologist. Grandson of —> B. H., teacher in Aarau. Son of Paul Arnold H., a lawyer, and Johanna Victoria Albrecht. Studies of classical philology, Romance and Germanic philology and Sanskrit at Strassburg, Leipzig and München. Ph.D. 1890 Leipzig, under Windisch. Back in Switzerland…

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HIRZEL, Paul Arnold

HIRZEL, Paul Arnold. Lenzurg, Kanton Aargau 5.12.1861 — 8.1.1931. Swiss Indologist. Teacher in Aarau, grandson of —> B. H. Son of Paul Arnold H., a lawyer, and Johanna Victoria Albrecht. Studies of classical philology, Romance and Germanic philology and Sanskrit at Strassburg, Leipzig and Munich. Ph.D. 1890 Leipzig (under Windisch). Back…

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CUTTAT, Jacques-Albert

CUTTAT, Jacques-Albert (pseudonym Jean Thamar). Delémont, canton Jura 1909 — 1989. Swiss Diplomat, Lawyer and Esotericist. Son of a wealthy banker. Studies at Bern and Paris. Dr. For a while taught in Bogota (Columbia), then Professor of Philosophy at Sorbonne. From the late 1950s Swiss Ambassador to India. After an…

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SCHELLER, Meinrad

SCHELLER, Meinrad. Zürich 17.5.1921 — 24.4.1991. Swiss Sanskrit and IE Scholar. Professor in Zürich. Studies at Zürich under M. Leumann, Pokorny and Risch, also in Paris. Ph.D. 1948 and PD 1956 Zürich. From 1963 ao. Professor at Fribourg, in 1968-75 ord. Professor at Munich and from 1975 ord. Professor für…

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SALVIONI, Carlo

SALVIONI, Carlo. Bellinzona 3.3.1858— Milano 20.10.1920. Swiss Linguist in Italy. Professor in Milano. Son of Carno S., a printer, and Martina Borsa, educated in Lugano. Studies at Basel, soon changed medicine into linguistics and in 1878 went to Leipzig. Ph.D. 1883 there under Brugmann. In 1885-89 PD at Turin. In…

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