MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro

MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro (Giampietro). Bergamo 1533 — Tivoli 20.10.1603. S.J. Italian Jesuit Historian. Born in a noble family living in poverty. Educated by his uncles and in Rome. From 1563 worked as Professor of Rhetorics in Genua, before joining Jesuits in 1565. From now studies in Rome, ordained 1571. In 1579-84…

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LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der

LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der. 1914 — 1988. Father. S.V.D. Dutch Catholic Priest and Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1954. Publications: diss. The concept of Deva in the Vedic age. 123 p. Utrecht 1954. – Het hinduïsme. 24 p. Heemstede 1966. Sources: Dutch Indology homepage.

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LILLINGSTON, Frank

LILLINGSTON, Frank (also called Lillington). Tysse near Bergen, Norway 2.8.1872 — Aylsham, Norfolk 7.9.1909. Rev. British Clergyman. Son of Rev. Claude Augustus L. Studies at Cambridge. B.A. 1894, M.A. 1898. Ordained priest 1897. In 1897-98 Theological Lecturer at Selwyn College (lectured on Hebrew and O.T.), then Curate in Minver (Cornwall, 1898-1900)…

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LEDRUS, Michel

LEDRUS, Michel. Gossellies 21.12.1899 — Rome 20.8.1983. S.J. Father. Belgian Theologian interested in Indian Thought. B.Litt. Ph.D. D.D. Taught at Louvain (1931) and at Università Gregoriana in Rome (1932-33). From 1949 spiritual director of Collegio Internazionale S. J. “Roberto Bellarmino” in Rome. Publications: “L’apostolat bengali”, 24 p. Xaveriana 1924; “Figures indiennes: Açoka le…

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KOHOUT, Václav

KOHOUT, Václav.Kolín 1802? — Jasov 6.11.1867. Slovakian Catholic Theologian. Premonstratensian Vicar in Poprad in 1849-65. Publications: Manuscript works Tentamen condiscendae lingue zingaricae and  Exercitatio lingo zingaricae (1821) kept in Premonstratensian library in Jasov. Sources: Kdo Byl Kdo: Čeští a slovenští orientalisté, afrikanisté a iberoamerikanisté, referring to *Slovenský biografický slovník 3, 1989, 133; Studia Bibliographica Posoniensia 1/2009, 182 (English summary of…

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Kennet, Charles Egbert

KENNET, Charles Egbert. 8.2.1826 — 1884. Rev. Anglo-Indian Priest. Son of Charles K. After studies at Bishop’s College ordained deacon 1851, priest 1853. Taught at Madras Theological College of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, from 1877 its Principal. D.D. 1880. Married 1851 Phoebe Rodgers. Publications:“Observations on the…

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HENRIQUES, Henrique

HENRIQUES, Henrique (-quez, Anrique Anriquez, Aṇṭiṟīkku Aṭikaḷār). Vila Viçosa, Evora 1520 — Punnaikkayal 6.2.1600. S.J. Portuguese Priest and Missionary, in India 1546-1600. Rejected by Franciscans because of his Jewish background he studied Canon Law at Coimbra and in 1545 joined the S.J. In 1546 ordained as a priest and sailed…

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CORDINER, James

CORDINER, James. 1775 — 1836. Rev. British (Scottish) Priest in Sri Lanka. In 1799-1804 second chaplain to the garrison in Colombo and principal of all schools in the island under Governor North. Then returned and became minister of St.Paul’s Chapel in Aberdeen. Publications: A Description of Ceylon, Containing an Account…

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STOTHERT, Richard

STOTHERT, Richard. Edinburgh 1834 (?) — 11.10.1898. Rev. British Missionary in India. Studies at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities (M.A.). After briefly service as chaplain in Bermuda ordained priest in 1860 and left to Bombay. In 1876-84 Principal of Wilson College in Bombay. Married, one daughter. Publications: “The Dialectic of the…

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SÃO MIGUEL, Gaspar de

SÃO MIGUEL, Gaspar de. 1595? — 1647. Born in Portugal. Franciscan priest and missionary in India. Publications: Manuscript works: Arte da lingoa Canarim (lost?); Dictionarium et ars lingua Canarinae; Vocabulario da Lingua Portugues e Canari. – A collection of sermons; an apologetic work describing and refuting Hindu religion (also manuscripts?).…

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