THESLEFF, Arthur

THESLEFF, Arthur. Viipuri 5.3.1871 — Stockholm 17.12.1920. Finnish Botanist (Mycologist) and Gipsy Scholar. Son of Colonel Fredrik Vilhelm Th. and Olga Maria Thesleff. From 1890 studied botany at Helsinki. In the late 1890s fieldwork  among gipsies in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Hungary and Poland. In 1906 moved to Sweden and in 1906…

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RINGBOM, Lars-Ivar

RINGBOM, Lars-Ivar. Turku 23.7.1901 — Turku 21.5.1971. Finnish Art Historian interested in Iranian Mythology. Son of Lars Ivar R., a physician, and Elin Elisabeth Granit. Educated in Turku, also art studies in Dresden. Studies at Helsinki (M.A. 1925, under J. J. Tikkanen) and Åbo Akademi (Ph.D. 1935). From 1925 taught…

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GANANDER, Christfried

GANANDER, Christfried. Haapajärvi 21.11.1741 — Rantsila 17.2.1790. Finnish Clergyman, Folklorist and Lexicographer. Son of Rev. Thomas G. (d. 1751) and Helena Hidén. Studies at Turku (magister 1766). Ordained 1763. Worked as curate in Vaasa and Laihia. From 1775 until death vicar of Rantsila in Ostrobothnia. Married 1767 Magdalena Sinius (d.…

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VALTONEN, Pertti

VALTONEN, Pertti. 1933 — 1999. Finnish Gipsy Scholar. Studies of Indology, etc. at Helsinki. M.A. 1964 and Lic.Phil. 1968 Helsinki (under Aalto). Then worked as elementary schoolteacher in Imatra in Eastern Finland. His planned Ph.D. dissertation about Indo-Aryan elements in Finnish Romani was never completed, but the manuscript was left…

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WALLENIUS, Ivar Ulrik

WALLENIUS, Ivar Ulrik. Akaa 30.1.1793 — Helsinki 23.5.1874. Finnish Orientalist (originally Arabic Scholar). Son of Rev. Johan W. and Anna Lovisa Favorin (d. 1798). School (from 1804) and studies (from 1811) in Turku. M.A. 1815, Docent of Arabic 1817, Associate Professor of Oriental Literature 1824. In 1817-24 Assistant in University…

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WÄLIKANGAS, Eino

WÄLIKANGAS, Eino (until 1906 Buddén). Savonlinna 11.10.1889 — Helsinki 4.3.1960. Finnish Student of Indology and Diplomatist. Son of Emil Johannes Buddén, a teacher, and Johanna Augusta Granit. Matriculated 1907 from Savonlinna school. Studies at Helsinki. Wrote his M.A. thesis in German philology in 1914, but planned a dissertation in Indology…

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REUTER, Julio Natanael

REUTER, Julio Natanael. Turku 7.1.1863 — Helsinki 9.1.1934. Finnish Indologist. Professor in Helsinki. Son of the school director Edvin Titus Feodor R. (1824–1899) and Aline Procopé (1828–1916), brother of the biologists (entomologists) Odo Morannal R. (1850–1913) and Enzio Rafael R. (1867–1951). After matriculation in 1880 from Åbo Svenska Klassiska Lyceet…

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RAMSTEDT, Gustaf John

RAMSTEDT, Gustaf John. Tammisaari 22.10.1873 — Helsinki 25.11.1950. Finnish Altaic Scholar. Studies of classics, Sanskrit (under Donner and Reuter) and Finno-Ugrian at Helsinki. M.A. 1898, Lic. phil. (Ph.D.) 1902, Docent of Altaic Linguistics 1906. School-Teacher in Lahti 1902-09. Professor (eo. for Altaic Linguistics, 1917-41) at Helsinki University, where for a…

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TAMMELIN, Erik Johan

TAMMELIN (TAMMIO), Erik Johan. Hämeenlinna 5.8.1861 — Helsinki 15.7.1930. Finnish Classical Scholar. Son of a carpenter, the elder E. J. T., and Maria Sulander. Matriculated from the Finnish Normal Lyceum in Hämeenlinna, studied at Helsinki University (M.A. 1886) with Latin as his main subject (under F. V. Gustafsson). Further studies at…

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VALVANNE, Hugo

VALVANNE, Hugo (until 1906 H. Wegelius). Pietarsaari 18.7.1894 — Funen, Denmark 25.7.1961. Finnish Student of Indology and Diplomatist. Son of Henrik Wegelius, a vicar, and Hanna Häggman, matriculated from Porin lyseo in 1912. Studied Indology (under Reuter) and other subjects at Helsinki University (M.A. 1919) and planned a dissertation on…

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