GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Auguste Prosper François, 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. Worked in army service, participated in 1823 Spanish war. From 1828 civil servant in…

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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 (1833-36) and Vienna, now also other Semitic languages. Pressed by anti-Jewish laws of Austria he went to Leipzig and…

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SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac

SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac (baron 1814). Paris 21.9.1758 — Paris 21.2.1838. French Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar. Professor in Paris. Son ofAbraham Jacques Silvestre (d. 1765),a notary of a Jansenist Jewish family, and Marie Marguerite Judde, lost early his father. Privately educated, studied law. In 1781-92 worked in financial…

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SCHMIDT, Wilhelm

SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold. Hörde near Dortmund 16.2.1868 — Fribourg 10.2.1953. Father. Famous German Anthropologist and Linguist in Austria and Switzerland. Austrian citizen 1902. Son of Heinrich S. (d. 1870) and Anna-Maria Mörs. From 1883 educated by S.V.D. in the Netherlands, in 1890 joined the order and 1892 ordained priest.…

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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 Felix Balduin. Leipzig 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, and Serena Anna Moscheles, nephew of —> Friedrich A. Rosen. The father was also an Arabic and Persian scholar who translated the Mesnevi (1849) and the…

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RABIN, Chaim Menachem

RABIN, Chaim Menachem. Giessen 22.11.1915 — Jerusalem 13.5.1996. Israeli (born in Germany) Linguist and Semitic Scholar. Son of Israel and Martle Rabin. In 1933-34 studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, then at S.O.A.S. B.A. 1937 London. Ph.D. 1939 London, in Arabic. In 1938-41 Lecturer at S.O.A.S. After short internment further…

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QUILES Sánchez, Ismael

QUILES Sánchez, Ismael. Pedralba, Valencia 4.7.1906 — Buenos Aires 8.2.1993. S.J. Spanish Oriental Scholar 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…

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PHILIPPI, Friedrich Wilhelm Martin

PHILIPPI, Friedrich Wilhelm Martin. Dorpat (Tartu) 3.11.1843 — Rostock 6.3.1905. German (born in Estonia) Semitic Scholar. Professor in Rostock. Son of Friedrich Adolf Ph., then Professor of Theology at Rostock. After school in Dorpat, from 1863 studies of theology at Rostock, Berlin and Leipzig. Ph.D. 1866 Rostock. PD 1870 Rostock, ao.…

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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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