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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PETRIČ, Stanco

PETRIČ, Stanco. 1??? — 1923. Yugoslavian (Slovenian) Student. Died as a second year student of comparative linguistics at Ljubljana, but had even earlier studied Sanskrit on his own. Publications: Translated into Slovenian: “‘Savitri: Zmagoslavje zakonske zvestobe’. (Odlomek iz Mahabharate.) Iz staroindijščine prevedel”, Mladika 4, 1923, 329-332, 369-370, 407-410, 447-448. Sources: *T.D., Mladika 5, 1924, 154; *Vlasta Pacheiner…

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NOAKES, G. M.

NOAKES, G. M. 18?? — 19??. Miss. Friend of C. A. F. Rhys Davids. In 1904-05 she transliterated the Pāli text of the Dukapaṭṭhāna from the Thai printed edition for the P.T.S. Then similar work with the both Niddesas Both were then used as the basis, collated with several manuscripts, for the P.T.S. editions of these texts…

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MÖHRKE, Edwin

MÖHRKE, Edwin. 1??? — 1960?. German Student of Indology. In 1923 he was student of philology at Marburg (joined D.M.G.). Ph.D. 1933? Königsberg. In 1934 living in Berlin (again joined D.M.G.). Possibly turned into a journalist (press articles in 1937/48). Dr. EM, a journalist, died in 1959/60. Publications: Diss. Vallabhadeva’s Commentar zu…

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CHANTRAINE, Pierre

CHANTRAINE, Pierre Louis. Lille 15.9.1899 — Paris 30.6.1974. French Classical (Greek) Scholar and Linguist also interested in India. Professor in Paris. Son of a classical scholar. Educated in Cambrai, studies in Paris and Lille (Ernout), in 1922–25 again in Paris (Meillet, also Vendryes, Bloch, P. Mazon). Ph.D. 1927. In 1925–28…

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BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries

BRANDES, Jan Laurens Andries. Rotterdam 13.1.1857 — Batavia (Jakarta) 26.6.1906. Dutch Indonesian Philologist and Archaeologist. Son of a Lutheran priest. Aften school in Amsterdam studied 1874-79 theology (but also Sanskrit) at Amsterdam Athenaeum (now A. university), in 1879-83 Indology at Leiden (in preparation for colonial service, but including Kavi, Sanskrit…

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