SEDDON, Felix

SEDDON, Felix John Vaughan. Pendleton, Lancashire 1798 — 25.11.1865.British Oriental Scholar. Son of attorney William S. (d. 1808) and Penelope Watson, educated in Manchester. In 1815 left for India. From 1820 Registrar of Rangpur, 1824-25 accompanied the army in Burmese war as translator, knew Assamese and Manipuri, also Persian and Hindūstānī.…

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SCHIMMEL, Annemarie

SCHIMMEL, Annemarie. Erfurt 7.4.1922 — Bonn 26.1.2003. German Oriental Scholar in the U.S.A., a Specialist of Islamic South Asia. Professor in Bonn and Harvard. Daughter of Paul Sch. and Anna Ulfers. From 1939 studies at Berlin (i.al. under H. H. Schaeder). Ph.D. as early as 1941 Berlin, in Arabic and…

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ROBINSON, Thomas

ROBINSON, Thomas. 1790 — Rochester 17.5.1873. Rev. British Clergyman in India. Son of Rev. Thomas R., educated at Rugby. Studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1813, M.A. 1816. Ordained priest 1816 and left for India as missionary. Worked at Senoot and Poona (Pune). Archdeacon of Madras 1826, Lord Almoner’s Professor…

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NAU, François

NAU, François-Nicolas. Thil (Meurthe-et-Moselle) 13.5.1864 — Paris 2.9.1931. French Catholic Priest and Syrologist. Son of François-Nicolas Nau and Marguerite Longueville. After primary school in Longwy attended petit séminaire of Notre-Dame des Champs in Paris, then from 1882 Grand Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice. Baccalaureate in theology and canonic law 1887, now also…

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FALCONER, Forbes

FALCONER, Forbes. Aberdeen 10.9.1805 — London 7.11.1853. British (Scottish) Oriental Scholar. Son of Gilbert F., educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Studied nearly five years in Paris Arabic and Persian under Silvestre de Sacy and Hindustani under Garcin de Tassy, in 1834 Sanskrit at Göttingen under Ewald. From 1834 for a…

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ETHÉ, C. Hermann

ETHÉ, Carl Hermann. Stralsund 13.2.1844 — Bristol 7.6.1917. German Oriental Scholar in the U.K. Son of a government surveyor, Franz Ethé (a Huguenot) and Mathilde Lappe.. From 1862 studied classics and Oriental languages at Greifswald, 1863 moved to Leipzig (Fleischer). Ph.D. 1865 Leipzig. PD 1868 Munich. From 1872 in Oxford cataloguing…

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DROWER, Ethel Stefana

DROWER, Ethel Stefana (née E. St. Stevens). London 1.12.1879 — 27.1.1972.Lady. British Autodidact Oriental Scholar and Anthropologist in Iraq.  Daughter of a clergyman, S. V. Stevens. Married 1911 with Sir Edwin Drower, who was judicial adviser in Iraq in 1921-46. They had one daughter, Peggy Drower (1911–2012, historian of ancient Near…

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ATKINSON, James

ATKINSON, James. Darlington, co. Durham 17.3.(or 9.3.?)1780 — London 7.8.1852.British Physician in India, Scholar of Persian and Urdū. Son of a woolcomber. Medical studies at Edinburgh and London, joined Indian Medical Service in 1805 as Assistant Surgeon and worked in Bengal. From 1812 Assistant to the Assay Master at Calcutta…

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ZENKER, Julius Theodor

ZENKER, Julius Theodor. Ehrenfriedersdorf in Erzgebirge, Sachsen 1811 — Thurn, Erzgebirge 28.6.1884. German Oriental Scholar. Son of Rev. Friedrich Christlieb Z. Studies of Oriental languages at Leipzig, Göttingen and Berlin, then also in Paris. Ph.D. PD 1846 Rostock, but seeing his future there too uncertain moved soon to Leipzig and…

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WOLFF, Philipp

WOLFF, Philipp. Ulm 22.12.1810 — Tübingen 1.1.1894. German Priest and Oriental Scholar. Studies of theology at Tübingen, but soon moved to Halle and concentrated on Oriental languages. Ph.D. 1834 Halle (under Rödiger). Then further studies in Paris (Silvestre de Sacy). PD 1835 Tübingen, where in 1836-38 he also taught Sanskrit…

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