IVERSEN, Ragnvald

IVERSEN, Ragnvald. Tromsø 18.1.1882 — Trondheim 21.8.1960. Norwegian Linguist. Son of Anton Christian I., a carpenter, and Emilie Jacobsen. Studies at Kristiania (Oslo), cand.phil. 1910. Worked as teacher inn Arendal and Hønefoss. Ph.D. 1921 (diss. on Norwegian). In 1922-52 Professor of Norwegian at Norges Lærerhøgskole (Teachers’ College) in Trondheim. Married…

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SØRENSEN, Theodor August Christian

SØRENSEN, Theodor August Christian. Kristiansand 24.5.1873 — Kristiansand 2.9.1959. Norwegian Missionary in Tibetan Frontier. Son of carpenter Peder S. and Anne Gurine Torjussen. In 1891 joined the Salvation Army and in 1892 went to England in order to become a missionary. Joined now the Tibetan Pioneer Mission and travelled in…

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SKREFSRUD, Laurentius (Lars) Olav

SKREFSRUD, Laurentius (Lars) Olsen. Fåberg in Oppland 4.2.1840 — Benagaria (now in Jharkand) 11.12.1910. Norwegian Missionary in India. in his troubled youth he was imprisoned for theft, but now found Bible and decided to become missionary. Studied for this in a Berlin mission school and left for India in 1863.…

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TORP, Alf

TORP, Alf. Stryn 27.9.1853 — Christiania (Oslo) 26.9.1916. Norwegian Linguist and IE Scholar. Professor in Christiania (Oslo). Son of a captain of infantry. Educated in Bergen (matriculation 1877), then studies at Christiania (Bugge). From 1878 studied at Leipzig Sanskrit, Greek and IE under Curtius and Windisch. Ph.D. 1881 Leipzig. Back…

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VOGT, Hans Kamstrup

VOGT, Hans Kamstrup. Fredrikstad, Norway 1.6.1903 — Oslo 25.9.1986. Norwegian Linguist. Professor in Oslo. Educated at Lycée Corneille in Rouen, studies at the universities of Paris and Oslo. Graduated in classics at Oslo in 1928. In 1929 studied Armenian in Paris, in 1932 a year Georgian and Kartvelian in Tbilisi.…

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LASSEN, Christian

LASSEN, Christian. Bergen 22.10.1800 — Bonn 8.5.1876. Norwegian Indologist in Germany. Professor in Bonn. Son of Nicolai Christian Vendelboe L. (1748–1818) and Frederikke Elisabeth Frisch. Matriculated 1818 from Bergen school and after his father’s death went to his married sister living in Altona in 1819. Student at Heidelberg in 1820,…

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KRISTIANSEN, Knut

KRISTIANSEN, Knut. 16.5.1928 — Oslo Early July 1999 (when 71). Norwegian Indo-Iranian Linguist. Student of Morgenstierne at Oslo. Until his retirement in 1998 taught Hindi, Urdu and other South Asian languages as Universitetslektor at University of Oslo. Several visits to South Asia. Murdered by an intruder in his flat. He…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as minister’s son, of a merchant family from Bergen, educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S. Bugge) at Christiania (Oslo), became interested in Indology…

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HOLMBOE, Christopher Andreas

HOLMBOE, Christopher Andreas. Vang/Valdres, Oppland 19.3.1796 — Christiania (Oslo) 2.4.1882. Norwegian Orientalist and Numismatician. Professor in Christiania. Son of Rev. Jens H. and Cathrine Holst. Matriculated from Cathedral School of Christiania in 1814. Studies of theology at the new university of Christiania. graduated cand.theol. 1818. Sent by Professor Hersleben he…

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BUGGE, Elseus Sophus

BUGGE, Elseus Sophus. Larvik 5.1.1833 — Tønset 8.7.1907. Norwegian Linguist, mainly Scandinavian, but also IE, Anatolian and Etruscan Scholar. Professor in Christiania (Oslo). Son of Alexander B. (1790–1854), a merchant and former lieutenant, and Maren Kirstine Sartz (1799–1836). After school in Larvik he started 1848 studies of classical philology at…

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