PLUNKETT, George T.

PLUNKETT, George Tindall. Islington, London 8.8.1842 — Surrey 2.5.1922. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Valentine William Pl. and Marianne Tindall, educated at Woolwich Military Academy, entered army 1862. Colonel 1889, retired 1894. Director of Science and Art Institutions, Dublin in 1895-1907. Married 1865 Emily Richardson, two sons and…

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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 he returned home and recovering…

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LITTMANN, Enno

LITTMANN,  Ludwig Richard Enno. Oldenburg 16.9.1875 — Tübingen 4.5.1958. German Semitic and Ethiopian scholar. Professor in Tübingen. Son of Gustav Adolph L. and Sophie Jacoby. After gymnasium in Oldenburg from 1894 studies of theology and languages at Berlin, Greifswald and Halle. Ph.D. 1898 Halle. In 1899-1904 and 1904 participated in American…

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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 Stanhope Jarrett 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…

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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 (d. 1796). After school in Nancy studied law in Paris. Served in army, participated in 1823 Spanish war. From 1828 civil servant…

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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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CAUSSIN DE PERCEVAL, Armand-Pierre

CAUSSIN DE PERCEVAL, Armand-Pierre. Paris 11.1.1795 — Paris 15.1.1871. French Oriental (Arabic) Scholar. Son of Jean-Jacques-Antoine C. de P. (1759–1835, like his son Professor of Arabic at Collège de France) and Catherine Félicité Labroue (d. 1802). In 1833–71 Professor of Arabic at Collège de France in Paris, in 1821–71 also Professor of Vulgar…

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