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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MOLZ, Marcellinus

MOLZ, Marcellinus (born Otto Molz). Kappel, Freiburg i. Br. 7.8.1873 — St.Nazianz near Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4.10.1961. S.D.S. Father. German Catholic Missionary in India. Son of Johann Molz, a farmer and local Major, and Maria Salenbacher. In 1885 both parents died and he decided to take religious career. After education in Sasbach…

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MATEER, Samuel

MATEER, Samuel. 1835 — England 24.12.1893. Rev. British (?) Missionary in India. Worked 33 years, until 1891, in Travancore for London Missionary Society, encouraged local people for ministry. In 1890 his wife had to return to England because of ill health, husband followed him in 1891 and died there. Publications: “The…

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KOLLÁR, Ján

KOLLÁR, Ján (Czech Jan K.). Mošóc 29.7.1793 — Vienna 24.1.1852. Slovakian Philologist, Poet and Translator. Son of Matej K. and Katarina Frndová. After gymnasium in Pressburg (Bratislava) worked as teacher. In 1817-19 studied Lutheran theology at Jena. From 1819 priest in Slovakian church in Pest. In 1849-52 Professor of Slavic Archaeology…

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KENNEDY, James (father)

KENNEDY, James. 1815 — 1899. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. M.A. In 1839-77 worked for London Missionary Society in Benares and Kumaon. Then minister of Portobello in Scotland. Married 1840 Margaret Stephen Walker (1814–1891, known as one of the first zenana missionaries), at least six children, i.al. younger —>…

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KEARNS, James Fleming

KEARNS, James Fleming. Ireland 1825 — Tanjore 1877. Rev. British Missionary in India. In 1849 to India as lay missionary, ordained priest 1856. Worked 1856-73 for the Society for Propagation of the Gospel at Puthiamputhur, Tinnevelly, then in charge of Tanjore mission. Publications: Tribes of South India; a sketch of their…

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JUNGBLUT, Leonhard J.

JUNGBLUT, Leonhard J. 1906 — Bombay 1979. Rev. Father, S.V.D. Dutch Catholic Missionary in India. As a young man in the 1930s member of Indore mission, worked on Bhils. Anthropological fieldwork in 1938-39. Publications: A Short Bhili Grammar of Jhabua State and Adjoining Territories. 92 p. Mhow 1938 (meant for missionaries).…

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JELLINGHAUS, Theodor

JELLINGHAUS, Theodor. Šlissel’burg (Schlüsselburg) near St.Petersburg 21.6.1841 — Berlin 4.10.1913. German Missionary in India. Born in Russia, son of a Pietist Minister. After theology studies missionary of Gossner Mission in Chota Nagpur, India 1866-70. Then minister in Rädnitz and from 1881 in Gütergotz near Potsdam. He was one of the…

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JACOBY, Adolf

JACOBY, Gustav Adolf. 9.3.1875 — 10.10.1943. German Theologian and Scholar of Religion. Studies at Strassburg, vicar there in 1900-04. Minister in Weitersweilen 1904-12, then in Luxemburg. Married Alice. Publications: Much on classical and Christian religion, also on Coptic literature. – “Zum Zerstückelungs- und Wiederbelebungswunder der indischen Fakire”, Archiv f. Rel.wiss. 17, 1914, 455-475.…

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HUMMEL, Siegbert

HUMMEL, Siegbert. Rodewisch, Vogtland 18.7.1908 — Lengenfeld (or Röthenbach?), Vogtland 28.3.2001. German (East) Priest, Art Historian and Tibetan Scholar. He had first mercantile training in order to take over the curtain trade of his father, but the depression impended this and he turned to theology. Matriculated in 1932 from König Albert-Gymnasium…

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