LOVENTHAL (Løventhal), Carl Eduard

LOVENTHAL (Løventhal), Carl Eduard. Aalborg 18.7.1841 — Fredriksberg 14.7.1917. Rev. Danish Missionary in India. Son of Eduard L. and Margit Allen, grew up in Copenhagen. Dr.phil. Worked as a teacher, but after religious awakening turned to mission. Left for India in 1872 and worked many years in Vellore. In 1914…

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ARRIËNS, Pieter

ARRIËNS, Pieter. Herwijnen 7.1.1791 — the Hague 17.5.1860. Dutch Navan Officer. Son of Claas A. and Catharina Gijsbertha Boellaard van Tuyl. Joined the navy in 1802, 1808 Lieutentant. In 1831-43 commander and companion of Prince William Frederick Henry of the Netherlands on various travels, then retired. Married 1818 Anna Geertruy…

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ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar)

ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar). Ejstrup Mølle, Asferg Sogn near Randers 1720 — Fredensborg 1788. Danish Linguist. Son of Jens Iversen Abel, a miller, and Karen Jensdatter. Educated in Viborg, studied law at Copenhagen. In 1761-71 worked as procurator in Copenhagen city court, now also became interested in languages. Married with Maria…

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SIIGER, Halfdan

SIIGER, Halfdan (Hans Christian Julius Johannes Sophus Halfdan Siiger). Copenhagen 28.7.1911 — Copenhagen 15.12.1999. Danish Ethnologist, Scholar of Religion and Tibetan. Professor in Aarhus. Son of wholesale dealer Hans Christian S. (died 1973) and Julie Fogh (d. 1979). Matriculated from Birkerød in 1929, studies in Copenhagen. Cand. theol. 1936, mag.…

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PAULY, Else Margarete

PAULY, Else Margarete (née Christiansen). Holbæk 23.2.1918 — 26.8.2000. Danish Indologist. Daughter of Axel William Christiansen (1888-1964), a bookholder, and Valborg Vilhelmine Wael (1879-1949). From 1938 studied English, French, Classics and Comparative Linguistics at Copenhagen. With marriage and children interrupted studies, but in 1949 continued, now with Sanskrit and Indology.…

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SØRENSEN, Søren

SØRENSEN, Søren. Danstrup 23.11.1849 — 8.12.1902. Danish Indologist. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a poor farmer, educated in Christianshavn, where —> M. Hammerich was his teacher. He studied classical philology, comparative linguistics, Slavistics and Sanskrit at Copenhagen. After a period as schoolteacher of classical languages in 1876-78, he continued Indological…

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SCHIERN, Frederik Eginhard Amadeus

SCHIERN, Frederik Eginhard Amadeus Høst. Copenhagen 22.11.1816 — 16.12.1882. Danish Historian and Classical Scholar. Son of Jens Kragh Høst (1772–1844), an author, and Susanne Margrethe Oxholm, who after divorce married Niels Schiern. Educated in Copenhagen, then studied history and law there. Cand. Juris 1839, Fil. Mag. (M.A.) 1842. From 1847…

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WULFF, Kurt

WULFF, Kurt. Hellerup 4.9.1881 — 4.5.1939. Danish Linguist (Indologist, South-East and East Asian Scholar and Sinologist). Librarian in Copenhagen. Son of a cigar manufacturer in a Holsteinian (German, but politically on Danish side) family. Matriculated in 1900, studied classics at Copenhagen, also linguistics under Thomsen. Further studies in 1903 at…

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WIMMER, Ludvig Frands Adalbert

WIMMER, Ludvig Frands Adalbert. Ringkøbing 7.2.1839 — Copenhagen 29.4.1920. Danish Linguist. Son of a civil servant, educated in Kolding and Ribe. Studied at Copenhagen Germanics, classics, comparative linguistics and Sanskrit (under Westergaard), even Arabic and Hebrew. Ph.D. there 1868. A great admirer of Rask. From 1871 PD in comparative linguistics,…

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WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig

WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig. Copenhagen 27.10.1815 — Copenhagen 9.9.1878. Danish Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a master carpenter. As a schoolboy he became interested, from the example of Rask, in comparative linguistics and Oriental languages. From 1833 studied at Copenhagen Scandinavian and Indian languages (Johannsen), in 1838-39…

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