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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MÜLLER, Gerhard Heinrich

MÜLLER, Gerhard Heinrich. 18?? — 19??. German Teacher of Classics. In 1876/83 at Wongrowitz gymnasium in Posen (now Wągrowiec in Poland), 1898/1900 at Saargemünd Gymnasium (now Sarreguemines in Lorraine). Married, at least one son. Publications: Mainly wrote on classical philology. – “Das Genus der Indogermanen und seine ursprüngliche Bedeutung”, IF 8, 1898, 304-315.…

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MARKOVICH (Marković), Miroslav

MARKOVICH (Marković), Miroslav. Belgrad 18.3.1919 — Urbana, Ill. 14.6.2001. Yugoslavian (Serbian?) Classical Scholar in America. Studies at Belgrad, graduated 1941. Participated in war as partisan under Tito, then 1946-54 Lecturer in Classical Philology at Belgrad. In 1953 went to India and worked at Visva-Bharati, in 1954 emigrated to Venezuela. In…

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LAGERCRANTZ, Otto

LAGERCRANTZ,  Carl Otto. Näsby, Jönköpings län 26.2.1868 — Uppsala 13.1.1938. Swedish Classical Scholar. Son of Otto Wilhelm L., an officer, and Stina Sophia Johnson. Matriculated from Linköping 1887 and studied at Uppsala. Cand.phil. 1894, Lic.phil. 1895. Ph.D. 1898 Uppsala. Now PD at Uppsala (also further studies at Berlin) and from 1907…

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HAVET, Louis

HAVET,  Pierre Antoine Louis. Paris 6.1.1849 — Paris 26.1.1925. French Philologist and Linguist, mainly of Latin, but also IE (including Sanskrit). Professor in Paris. Son of Ernest Havet, Professor of Latin. Studies in Paris (É.P.H.É.). Ph.D. 1880 Parid. In 1885-1925 Professor of Latin Philology at Collège de France, now concentrated mainly…

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GERSHEVITCH, Ilya

GERSHEVITCH, Ilya (Il’ja Arkad‘evič Gerševič). Zürich 24.10.1914 — Cambridge 11.4.2001. Russian Iranian Scholar in the U.K. Professor in Cambridge. Born in Switzerland of Russian parents, Arkadi and Mila G., who came from Smolensk. They were fleeing the outbreak of WW I as the father was then studying medicine in Germany. Educated…

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COSERIU, Eugenio

COSERIU, Eugenio (Eugeniu Coşeriu). Mihăileni, Bălţi (now in Moldova) 27.7.1921 — Tübingen 7.9.2002. Romanian Comparative Linguist in Uruguay and Germany. Studies at Iaşi and from 1940 in Rome. Ph.D. 1944 Rome. In 1944-45 taught at Padova, 1945-49 at Milano. In 1950-63 Professor of General and Indo-European Linguistics at the University…

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VLADIMIRCOV, Boris Jakovlevič

VLADIMIRCOV, Boris Jakovlevič. Kaluga 8.(20.)7.1884 — Siverskij 17.8.1931. Russian Mongolian and Buddhist Scholar. Academician in St.Petersburg. Son of an engineer. Graduated 1909 at St.Petersburg (Sino-Manchu section), Magistr 1911. In 1911 expedition to the Altai, then further studies in Paris (Meillet, Pelliot). From 1915 Professor of Mongolian at Petrograd/Leningrad University. Acadenician…

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SWANSON, Donald C.

SWANSON, Donald Carl Eugene. St.Paul, Minnesota 18.11.1914 — 12.4.1976. U.S. Linguist. Studies at University of Minnesota (B.A. 1936, M.A. 1939, in Classics). M.A. and Ph.D. 1941 Princeton University. After one year as Instructor of Classics at University of Colorado worked for U.S. Navy and U.S. Armed Forces Language Unit, 1943-45.…

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SMITH, Emil

SMITH, Emil. Kristiania 7.5.1887 — Oslo 16.5.1957. Norwegian Philologist and Linguist. Son of judge Hjalmar Smith and Ovidia Ellefsen. Grew up in Kristiansund and Kristiania. From 1905 studies, mainly of Greek, in Kristiania and 1910-11 at Berlin. Graduated 1914, from 1915 Docent at Kristiania. Never took Ph.D. Taught as Docent until…

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