RANKING, George S. A.

RANKING, George Speirs Alexander. Hastings, Sussex 1.1.1852 — Caversham, Berkshire 14.6.1934. British Physician and Oriental Scholar in India. Son of Robert and Isabella R. Educated in Cambridge, studied medicine in London. In 1875-1905 in Indian Medical Service, finally as Lieutenant-Colonel. M.A. Then 1905-20 University Lecturer in Persian at Ballioll College, Oxford. In…

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PRYM, Eugen

PRYM, Eugen. Düren 15.12.1843 — Bonn 6.5.1913. German Semitic Scholar. Professor in Bonn. Son of Richard Prym, a cloth manufacturer, and Ernestine Schoeller. Gymnasium in Düren. Studies of comparative linguistic and Oriental languages at Berlin, Leipzig (Fleischer) and Bonn (Gildemeister). Ph.D. 1868 Bonn, then fieldwork in Egypt and Syria (New…

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PALMER, Edward Henry

PALMER, Edward Henry. Cambridge 7.8.1840 — Sinai Peninsula 11.8.1882. British Oriental Scholar and Asian traveller. Son of William Henry P., a private schoolmaster, lost early his father. After school in Cambridge he was sent to London as a clerk. After a serious attack of tuberculosis returned and recovering began studies…

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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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KRAHMER, August Wilhelm

KRAHMER,  Friedrich August Wilhelm. Schiedungen, Nordhausen, Thüringen 22.11.1809 — Ibid. 4.5.1895. German Oriental Scholar and Theologian. Ph.D. 1833 Göttingen, diss. on Joel. From 1833 or 1835 to 1840 PD of Oriental Languages, incl. Sanskrit, at Marburg (Rabault-Feuerham 2008). In 1840 emigrated to Russia. The Vorrede of his 1862 book is signed…

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JARRETT, Henry Sullivan

JARRETT, Henry Sullivan. Madras 17.6.1839 — East Grinstead, Sussex 15.4.1919. British Colonial Officer in India. Colonel. Son of Thomas J. and Eliza Julia Chambers. Educated at Prior Park, Bath. Joined Indian army in 1857, just in time to serve against the insurrection. In 1870-94 Secretary and Member of Board of Examiners…

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GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Prosper, baron

GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Auguste Prosper François, baron. Nancy 26.2.1796 — Nancy 26.1.1883. French Scholar, a lay Orientalist. Son of François Louis G. de D. and Marie Françoise Nicolle. After school in Nancy studied law in Paris. Served in army, participated in 1823 Spanish war. From 1828 civil servant in Paris…

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ENGER, Maximilian

ENGER, Maximilian. 1823 — 1???. German Oriental Scholar. Ph.D. 1851 Bonn. In 1852-61 PD at Bonn (under Freytag), also taught Sanskrit (Rabault-Feuerham 2008). Publications: Diss. and a few further studies on Arabic literature in the 1850s. Sources: Fück 1955, 173; nothing except a few publications found in Internet.

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DECOURDEMANCHE, Jean-Adolphe

DECOURDEMANCHE, Jean-Adolphe. Paris 24.3.1844 — Paris 15.10.1916. French Pseudohistorian and Turkish Translator. No details of his life available. Publications: “La légende d’Alexandre chez les musulmans”, RHR 6, 1882, 98-112. – Études sur les racines Arabes, Sanscrites et Turques. 118 p. P. 1898. – Grammaire du Tchingané ou langue des Bohémiens…

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CRAIG, James Alexander

CRAIG, James Alexander. Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario 5.3.1855 — Toronto 16.5.1932. Canadian Linguist. Son of James Craig, a farmer, and Rachel Cughan. Studies of philosophy at McGill (B.A. 1880 and M.A. 1883) and theology at Yale (B.D. 1883). Ordained 1883. Then three years further studies at Leipzig (Ph.D. 1886 under Delitzsch).…

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