BARTH, Marie-Étienne-Auguste

BARTH, Marie-Étienne-Auguste. Strasbourg 22.3.1834 — Paris 15.4.1916. French Indologist. Born in Strasbourg as the son of catholic father, commis-négociant Étienne B., and protestant mother, Marie-Wilhelmine Stoeber. Educated in Stras­bourg, 1856 lic. ès lettres. Taught logic and rhetorics at Bouxviller Collège near Savern from 1857, privately studied Sanskrit, and in 1861…

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BARRIGUE DE FONTAINIEU, Gérard Hilaire Prosper Emmanuel Hippolyte

BARRIGUE DE FONTAINIEU, Gérard Hilaire Prosper Emmanuel Hippolyte, Baron, 1895 Marquis de Fontainieu. Marmande, Lot et Garonne 26.7.1863 — Paris 15.4.1927. French Indologist, specialist of Tamil and Hindustani. Son of Prosper BdeF and Françoise Delage, member of a family coming from Marseille and belonging to nobility from the early 18th century. Diplome…

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ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič

ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič. Livny, Orlov gub. 1887 — 25.12.1941. Russian Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of a composer, A.S.A. Living in Moscow, after revolution joined the Red Army and worked in visual agitation in Smolensk. From 1921 at Oriental Institute in Moscow, from 1922 nayčnyj sotrudnik, 1923-25 teaching Hindustani. He was…

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ZUBATÝ, Joseph

ZUBATÝ, Joseph. Prague 20.4.1851 — Prague 21.3.1931. Czechoslovakian Indologist and Slavic Scholar. Professor in Prague. Studied classical philology, Sanskrit and Comparative Linguistics at Prague (under Ludwig). PD 1885 Prague, in the Czech branch of the University. Soon succeeded Vaníček as Professor of Sanskrit and comparative IE there. After his retirement…

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WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair

WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair. Buckland, East Tilbury, Essex 21.8.1915 — 1975. British Indologist. At S.O.A.S. in London. Graduated B.A. 1937 from S.O.A.S. in Indo-Aryan (under Turner). Assistant Keeper in India Office Library (Sanskrit, Pāli and Prākrit books) in 1939-46 and again 1954-57 and, although formally in library, 1940-45 as volunteer…

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WEILER, Royal W

WEILER, Royal W. Allentown 1928? — Philadelphia County ?.1.1987 (when 59). U.S. Indologist. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Fred W. Sr. and J. Katharine Edwards. Studies at University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1951), Ph.D. there 1956 (under W. N. Brown). Then one year further studies in India. Taught six years at…

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VIZEL’, Oskar Èmil’evič.

VIZEL’, Oskar Èmil’evič. St.Petersburg 1895 — 19??. Russian Indologist, Tibetologist, Japanologist and Archaeologist. Born in an noble family of Austrian origin. From 1915 studies at St.Petersburg Oriental Faculty. In the 1920s worked in Ethnographic Kabinet in Petrograd, the two years in developing Komi education. In 1930-32 in Ašhabad. Ordered back…

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VARENNE, Jean

VARENNE, Jean. Marseille 12.6.1926 — Paris 12.7.1997. French Indologist. Professor in Aix-en-Provence. Ph.D. 1959 Paris. In 1959-60 taught French at Poona University, then worked at E.F.E.O., in Pondichery and Pune. In 1962-80 Maitre de conférences for Sanskrit at Aix-en-Provence. In 1981-87 Professor of Sanskrit at Lyon, then retired. In politics…

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SMIRNOV, Vasilij Ivanovič

SMIRNOV, Vasilij Ivanovič. Tver gub. 1898 — 19??. Russian Indologist, specialist of Bengali. Son of a farmer. Graduated from teacher college 1918, worked as schoolteacher until 1928. Now studies at Moscow Oriental Institute, soon moved to Leningrad, graduated there 1932. Further studies under Barannikov. From September 1936 Docent at Leningrad…

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SMÉKAL, Odolen

SMÉKAL, Odolen. Olomouc 18.8.1928 — Prague 17.6.1998. Czech Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of Vaclav Martin Smékal and Anežka Smičková. Studies at Charles University in Prague. Ph.D. in Hindi. Apparently taught Hindi at Charles University. Married with Helena Cassinelli, children. Publications: A Hindi grammar and textbooks in Czech and English, several…

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