GERSHEVITCH, Ilya

GERSHEVITCH, Ilya (Il’ja Arkad‘evič Gerševič). Zürich 24.10.1914 — Cambridge 11.4.2001. Russian Iranian Scholar in the U.K. Professor in Cambridge. Born in Switzerland of Russian parents, Arkadi and Mila G., who came from Smolensk. They were fleeing the outbreak of WW I as the father was then studying medicine in Germany. Educated…

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GASKOIN, C. J. B.

GASKOIN, Charles Jacinth Bellairs. Ealing, Middlesex 30.7.1873 — 24.3.1955. British Historian. Son of son of Herman G. and Catherine Maclear. Studies at Cambridge, B.A. 1898, M.A. 1902. In 1901-06 private tutor in Cambridge, 1907-16 Lecturer in History at Wren’s. War service on code department. In 1919-26 Professor of History and Economics at…

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GANKOVSKIJ, Jurij Vladimirovič

GANKOVSKIJ, Jurij Vladimirovič. Harkiv 6.4.1921 — Moscow 7.9.2001. Russian Historian. Son of an official, born in Ukraina. Graduated 1942 from Moscow. In 1941-45 in army. After war persecuted (arrest 1947), rehabilitated 1956. Kand. ist. nauk 1958. Dr. ist. nauk 1966. In 1945-54 taught at Voennyj institut inostrannyh jazykov in Moscow,…

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FARIA Y SOUSA, Manuel de

FARIA Y SOUSA, Manuel de. Pombeiro 18.3.1590 — Madrid 3.6.1649. Portuguese Historian and Poet. Born of an ancient noble family, educated in Braga, from c. 1604 in the service of the Bishop of Porto. In 1631-34 member of Portuguese embassy in Rome, then mainly living in Madrid. Married Catarina Machado. Often wrote…

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DUNBAR, George (George Duff-Sutherland Dunbar of Hemprigg)

DUNBAR, George (George Duff-Sutherland Dunbar of Hemprigg). Wick, Caithness-srire 29.5.1878 — Winchester, Hampshire 8.4.1962. Sir, 6th Bart. (1898). British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Major (1940). Son of Garden Duff-Dunbar of Hempriggs and Ackergill and Jane Louisa Duff. Educated at Harrow. After Sandhurst served in India from 1898. Commander of the Military Police…

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D’JAKOV, Aleksej Mihajlovič

D’JAKOV, Aleksej Mihajlovič (A. Diakov). Luganovo 5.(17.)2.1896 — Moscow 16.3.1974. Russian Historian. Son of M. A. D’jakov, grandnephew of M. A. Bakunin. Educated in Tver, studied medicine in 1913-14 at Moscow, 1914-19 at Tomsk, again at Moscow graduated in 1921. Worked in Tadzhikistan, from 1932 in Moscow teaching in various institutes,…

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CAPPER, John

CAPPER, John. Lambeth, Surrey 29.9.1814 — Fulham, Middlesex 31.3.1898. British Journalist and Writer in Sri Lanka. Son of Benjamin Pitts C. and Maria Margaret Bessell. In 1837 he joined a coffee wholesale business and was sent to Ceylon. He was interested in journalism and in 1840 founded short-lived (to 1842)…

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BRUCE, John

BRUCE, John. Fife 1744/45 — Fife 16.4.1826. British (Scottish) Historian of the Colonial Period. Son of shipmaster Andrew Bruce and Jean Squyre. Studies at Edinburgh, then Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy there. Historiographer of E.I.C. from 1801. In 1809-14 M.P. for Michell, Cornwall. Publications: Historical Views of Plans for the…

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ZEJMAL’, Evgenij Vladislavovič

ZEJMAL’, Evgenij Vladislavovič. Moscow 3.10.1932 — 6.5.1998. Russian Scholar of Kushan History and Archaeology. Son of an official, Vladislav Janovič Z. and Nehama Iosifovna Ioffe. Graduated 1955 from Leningrad in history. Kand. ist. nauk 1965, dr. ist. n. 1985. In 1956-59 Head of Historical Section in Tadzhik Historical Museum. From…

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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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