STEINSCHNEIDER, Moritz

STEINSCHNEIDER, Moritz. Prossnitz, Moravia (now Prostějov in Czech) 30.3.1816 — Berlin 24.1.1907. Moravian Jewish Rabbi and Semitic Scholar. Son of Jacob St., a Talmud scholar. After school Talmudic studies in Prague and Vienna, now also other Semitic languages. Pressed by anti-Jewish laws of Austria went to Leipzig and studied under…

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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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SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac

SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac (baron). Paris 21.9.1758 — Paris 21.2.1838. French Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar. Professor in Paris. Son of a notary in a Jansenist Jewish family, lost early his father. Never visited Asia, but found native language teachers in France. From 1795 until his death Professor of…

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SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold

SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold. Hörde near Dortmund 16.2.1868 — Fribourg 10.2.1953. Father. Famous German Anthropologist and Linguist in Austria and Switzerland. From 1883 educated in the Netherlands, in 1890 joined S.V.D., 1892 ordained priest. In 1893-95 studied theology and Oriental languages at Berlin and Vienna. From 1895 taught ethnology and…

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RÜCKERT, Friedrich

RÜCKERT, Friedrich. Schweinfurt 16.5.1788 — Neusess bei Coburg, Franken 31.1.1866. German Poet, Translator, Oriental Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Berlin. Son of Johann Adam R. (1763–1831), a lawyer, and Maria Barbara Schoppach (1766–1835). After gymnasium in Schweinfurt (1802–05) studies of law, languages and literature at Würzburg (1805-09) and…

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ROSEN, Friedrich

ROSEN, Friedrich. 30.8.1856 — Peking 27.11.1935. German Diplomat and Oriental (Persian and Urdu) Scholar. Son of the diplomat Georg R. (1820–1891), from Lippe, nephew of —> Friedrich A. R. The father was also a Arabic and Persian scholar who translated the Mesnevi (1849) and the Tūtīnāme (1858). Grew up in…

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QUILES Sánchez, Ismael

QUILES Sánchez, Ismael. Pedralba, Valencia 4.7.1906 — Buenos Aires 8.2.1993. S.J. Spanish Orientalist in Argentina. In 1918-22 studies at seminary of Valencia, in 1922 joined S.J. Then further studies at Jesuit College in Zaragoza. Ph.D. 1930 Colegio Máximo de San Ignacio, Barcelona. Suffered of tuberculosis and moved to Santa Fe,…

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PHILIPPI, Friedrich Wilhelm Martin

PHILIPPI, Friedrich Wilhelm Martin. Dorpat (Tartu) 3.11.1843 — Rostock 6.3.1905. German (of Estonia) Semitic Scholar. Professor in Rostock. After school in Dorpat, from 1863 studies of theology at Rostock, Berlin and Leipzig. Ph.D. 1866 Rostock. PD 1870 Rostock, ao. Professor there 1874, ord. from 1879 until death. Mainly a Hebrew…

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MORLEY, William Hook

MORLEY, William Hook. 1815 — London 21.5.1860. British Oriental Scholar. Son of George M., a lawyer. “Educated for the legal profession, called to the bar in 1840. A notable Oriental scholar, well versed in Arabic and Persian literature. Member of the R.A.S. from 1847, Librarian to the Society from 1859.”…

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MAURICE, Thomas

MAURICE, Thomas. 1754 — 30.3.1824. Rev. British Priest and Oriental Scholar. Son of Thomas M., a schoolmaster. “Educated at Christ’s Hospital, Ealing and Bath, and at St. John’s and University Colleges, Oxford, 1774-78 [B.A. 1778], ordained. Held several curacies and a vicarage, 1798. Assistant-Keeper of MSS. in the British Museum…

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