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. Hertford 25.9.1754 — London 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…

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MATICS, Marion Leonidas

MATICS, Marion Leonidas, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia 13.7.1917 — N.Y. 21.11.1998. Rev. U.S. Buddhist Scholar. Son the elder of M.L.M. and Elizabeth Parker. Ph.D. 1960 Columbia University. Episcopalian priest, served in several parishes, then Rector of Christ Church, Bayridge, Brooklyn, retired 1983. Also taught Oriental philosophy at Columbia University and Brooklyn College…

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LANGLÈS, Louis-Mathieu

LANGLÈS, Louis-Mathieu. Perenne (Welles-Pérennes) near St.Didier (Mont­didier/Oise) 23.8.1763 — Paris 28.5.(28.1.?)1824. French Oriental (especially Persian) Scholar. Son of a farmer, according to his own claim, of local gentry. Joined the army, but was sickly and quitted after the disappointment of being not sent to India and went to Paris. Now…

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LANE-POOLE, Stanley Edward

LANE-POOLE, Stanley Edward. London 18.17.1854 — London 29.12.1931. British Historian, Archaeologist and Oriental (Arabic) Scholar. Son of Edward Stanley Poole (1830–1867, also an Arabic scholar) and Sophia Lane, grand-nephew of Edward William Lane (1801–1876, famous Arabist). Educated by private tutors and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. M.A. Oxford and Dublin.…

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ŚMIESZEK, Anton

ŚMIESZEK, Anton. 22.5.1881 — 1943. Polish Oriental Scholar. Professor of Ancient Oriental Languages and Sanskrit in Poznań. He was mainly a scholar of the Near East and Hittite, but in the 1920s and 1930s also taught Sanskrit. Publications: xxx. Sources: XX.

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SAINT-MARTIN, Antoine-Jean

SAINT-MARTIN, Antoine-Jean. Paris 17.1.1791 — Paris 17.7.1832. French Oriental (mainly Armenian) Scholar. Son of a tradesman and student of Silvestre de Sacy. From 1820 member of A.I.B.L. From 1824 director of the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Died in the cholera epidemy. S-M participated in the decipherment of Old Persian cuneiform (following…

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SACHAU, Eduard

SACHAU, Eduard. Neumünster/Holstein 20.7.1845 — Berlin 17.9.1930. German Oriental (Arabic) Scholar. Professor in Berlin. Son of Claus Jacob S. Studies of Oriental, especially Semitic philology at Kiel and Leipzig. Ph.D. 1867 Halle. Catalogued the Persian MSS. at Bodleian Library in 1869. From 1869 ao. and 1872 ord. Professor at Vienna,…

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WOEPCKE (Woepke), Franz

WOEPCKE (Woepke), Franz. Dessau 6.5.1826 — Paris 25.3.1864. German Orientalist (Arabic Scholar) and Historian of Mathematics in France. Son of a postmaster. Studies of mathematics at Berlin. Ph.D. 1847 Berlin. Now studied Arabic at Bonn under Freytag. PD 1850 Bonn. In 1850 moved to Paris, now also studied Persian and…

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