REGEL, Albert (von)

REGEL,  Johann Albert von (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…

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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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MARKGRAF, Walter (Samaṇero Dhammānusari)

MARKGRAF, Walter (Samaṇero Dhammānusari). 1865 — Flanders 1915. Swiss Bauddha. Ordained samaṇera 1908 in Rangoon by Nyāyatiloka, but returned soon to lay life. Ran his own publishing house in Breslau, publishing also Buddhist books by other writers (but also other books). Original collaboration with Seidenstücker ended soon because of doctrinal differences…

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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, Arnold

HIRZEL, Paul Arnold. Lenzurg, Canton Aargau 5.12.1861 — 8.1.1931. Swiss Indologist. Teacher in Aarau, grandson of —> Bernhard 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).…

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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. Grew up in Zürich. Studies from 1940 at Zürich under M. Leumann, Pokorny and Risch, also in Paris. Ph.D. 1948 (under Leumann). Further studies 1949-51 in Paris, some time also at Prague. In 1951-54 worked for…

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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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PETER, Friedrich A.

PETER, Friedrich A. 1904 — 1988. Swiss Priest and Tibetan Scholar. Son of Friedrich E. Peter (d. 1945), who was Herrnhutian Bishop in Ladakh. Himself became a priest, living in India. Publications: Ksemendra, Five Tibetan legends: from the Avadāna Kalpalatā. 56 p. Opuscula Tibetana 20. Rikon/Zürich 1989. – Articles. Sources:…

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SCHÖNFELD, Karl

SCHÖNFELD, Karl. Schaffhausen 1878 — Locarno 10.7.1949. Swiss Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1909/10 Zürich. After school and gymnasium in Winterthur studied in 1897-98 classical and Romanic languages at Neuenburg (Neuchâtel) Academy, then 1898-1900 Sanskrit, IE, classics and Hebrew at Göttingen (Kielhorn) and 1900-03 classics and IE and philosophy at Zürich…

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