WIRZ, Paul

WIRZ, Paul. Moscow 29.5.1892 — Ulopu, Maprik, Papua New Guinea 30.1.1955. Swiss Ethnologist. Born of Swiss parents in Russia, studied physics and chemistry at Technische Hochschule in Zürich, but soon turned to Ethnology. In 1915-20 fieldwork in Dutch New Guinea, again in 1920-22, 1924-26 and in the 1950s, also in…

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WICKI, Josef

WICKI, Josef.  Zürich 30.6.1904—Feldkirch 17.2.1996. Fr.  S.J. Swiss Historian of Missions. Son of Franz Wicki and Rosa Witprächtiger. Joined S.J. in 1922 in Tisis near Feldkirch. Studied philosophy at Berchmanskolleg in Pullach, Bavaria, and theology at Barcelona and Innsbruck. Dr. Theol. In 1935-88 worked in the Historical Institute of Jesuits…

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VIRIEUX, Eugène

VIRIEUX, Eugène. 1861 — 31.10.1923. Swiss Priest. Lic.théol. Ordained 1884. Pastor in Rougemont from 1885, in Champvent 1886, again in Rougemont 1889 and from 1894 until death in Crassier (Vaud). Publications: Le Bouddha, sa vie et sa doctrine: essai d’histoire des religions. 104 p. P. 1884 (inferior to Christianity). Sources: Brief obituary…

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SCHLAGINHAUFEN, Otto

SCHLAGINHAUFEN, Otto. St.Gallen 8.11.1879 — Kilchberg, Canton Zürich 14.11.1973. Swiss Anthropologist and Eugenicist. Son of merchant Daniel Otto Schl. and Emma Baumann, gymnasium in Bern. In 1899-1904 studied anthropology at Zürich. Ph.D. 1905. In 1906-11 worked as anthropologist in Dresden Museum of Zoology and Anthropology. In 1907-10 fieldwork in the…

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SARASIN, Paul

SARASIN, Paul Benedict. 11.12.1856 — 7.4.1929. Swiss Naturalist and Ethnologist. Son of politician Karl S. and Elisabeth Sauvain, a wealthy family, second cousin of —> Fritz Sarasin, with whom he then had a lifelong friendship. Together they studied zoology at Würzburg. In 1883-86 they made zoological and anthropological fieldwork in Ceylon,…

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SARASIN, Fritz

SARASIN, Fritz (Karl Friedrich). Basel 3.12.1859 — Lugano 23.3.1942.Swiss Naturalist. Son of cotton factory owner Felix S. (d. 1862), second cousin of —> Paul Sarasin, with whom he then had a lifelong friendship. Together they studied zoology at Würzburg. In 1883-86 they made zoological and anthropological fieldwork in Ceylon, 1893-96 and…

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LOBSIGER-DELLENBACH, Marguerite

LOBSIGER-DELLENBACH, Marguerite (née M. D.). Geneva 9.7.1905 — Onex, Geneva 1993. Swiss Anthropologist and Ethnomusicologist. From 1922 secretary of Eugène Pittard. From 1947 Vice-Director and in 1952-63 Director of Musée d’ethnographie in Geneva (Pittard’ successor). Fieldwork in Nepal in 1952. Married 1936 George Lobsiger. Publications: Népal: Catalogue de la Collection d’Ethnographie Népalaise…

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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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