VLADIMIRCOV, Boris Jakovlevič

VLADIMIRCOV, Boris Jakovlevič. Kaluga 8.(20.)7.1884 — Siverskij 17.8.1931. Russian Mongolian and Buddhist Scholar. Academician in St.Petersburg. Son of an engineer. Graduated 1909 at St.Petersburg (Sino-Manchu section), Magistr 1911. In 1911 expedition to the Altai, then further studies in Paris (Meillet, Pelliot). From 1915 Professor of Mongolian at Petrograd/Leningrad University. Acadenician…

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TOMASCHEK, Wilhelm

TOMASCHEK, Wilhelm (Vilém Tomášek). Olomouc 26.5.1841 — Vienna 9.9.1901. Austrian (Czech) Geographer and Oriental Scholar. Studies at Vienna 1860-64, then gymnasium teacher there. From 1877 ao., 1881 ord. Professor of geography at Graz, from 1885 Professor of historical geography at Vienna. Publications: “Centralasiatische Studien. 1. Sogdiana”, SWA 87, 1877, 67-184, 3 maps; “Centralasiatische Studien…

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TANNER, Joseph Robson

TANNER, Joseph Robson. Frome, Somerset 28.7.1860 — Aldeburgh, Suffolk 16.1.1931. British Historian. Educated at Mill Hill School, London, studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College, fellow 1883). Lecturer in Indian History at Cambridge, 1885-92 for I.C.S. students. In 1895-1900 Assistant Tutor, 1900-12 Tutor and 1900-21 Tutorial Bursar at St.John’s. Married 1888 Charlotte…

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STEWART, Charles

STEWART, Charles. Lisburn, Antrim 1764 — Bath 19.4.1837. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Son of Captain Poyntz St., in 1781 joined E.I.C.’s army as cadet. From 1800-06 taught Persian at Fort William College. In 1805 the College sent him to Mysore to catalogue Tipu’s library. Returned to…

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STEPHENS, Henry Morse

STEPHENS, Henry Morse. Edinburgh 3.10.1857 — Berkeley 16.4.1919. British Historian in the U.S.A. Professor in Berkeley. Educated at Haileybury College, studies at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1880, M.A. 1892). Lecturer in Indian History at Cambridge, 1892-94. Emigrated to the U.S.A., from 1894 Professor of Modern European and English History at Cornell…

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SHEA, David

SHEA, David. Limerick county 1777 — Haileybury 10.5.1836. British (Irish) Persian Scholar. Professor at Haileybury. Son of Daniel Shea, a farmer. Studied Classics at Dublin from 1793, in 1898 expelled as nationalist, having refused an oath to government, and went to England. He worked as tutor in London, then as…

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SALLET, Alfred von

SALLET, Alfred Friedrich Constantin von. Reichau bei Nimptsch, Silesia (now Niemcza in Poland) 19.7.1842 — Berlin 25.11.1897. German Numismatist. Son of poet Friedrich von S. (d. 1843) and Caroline von Burgsdorff, in 1849 mother remarried Theodor Paur, a Dante scholar and politician. Gymnasium in Breslau and Görlitz, developed early an interest in…

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PRÁŠEK, Justin Václav

PRÁŠEK, Justin Václav. Brandýs nad Labem 7.8.1853 — Klánovice 23.12.1923 (Kdo byl kdo, Wikipedia has Brandýs 24.12.1924). Czech Historian of Ancient Iran. Studied history and classics at Prague, Ph.D. 1882. Worked as gymnasium teacher in Pardubice and other towns. From 1885 further studies at Munich and Berlin, then continued as…

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MORIARTY, Gerald Patrick

MORIARTY, Gerald Patrick. 1.4.1863 — Cambridge 21.6.1924. British Historian. Son of Stephen Stack M., educated at Brighton College. From 1881 studies at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1885). Worked as tutor in Oxford, then from 1895 I.C.S. teacher and 1897-1924 University Teacher of Indian History at Cambridge (Pembroke College, hon. M.A.…

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KNIGHTON, William

KNIGHTON, William.Dublin 1824? — Tileworth, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex 31.3.1900. British (Irish) Journalist in Sri Lanka. Son of Richard Kn., educated in Glasgow. Arrived at Ceylon in 1843 when 19. For a short time worked as the headmaster of Norman Seminary in Colombo, then as coffee planter near Kandy,…

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