ROSSILLON, Pierre

ROSSILLON, Pierre. 22.9.1874 — 22.3.1947. S.F.S. Catholic Missionary in India. In 1898 ordained priest of Missionariesof St. Francis de Sales d’Annecy and sent to India. Worked in Vizagapatam. From 1919 Titular Bishop of Epiphania in Cilicia, 1926-47 Bishop of Vizagapatam. Publications: “Moeurs et Coutumes du peuple Kui, Indes Anglaises”, Anthropos 6, 1911, 994-1009 &…

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ROSE, Eugen

ROSE, Eugen. Barmen, Rheinland 4.7.1909 — Erkrath 5.8.2003. German Priest, former Student of Indology. Son of Walter R. (d. 1918) and Caroline Schneider. From 1929 studied Theology and Indology at Marburg, Königsberg und Bonn. Ph.D. 1933 Bonn. Ordained 1934, worked as vicar in Deutz, but soon dismissed as member of…

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ROBINSON, Thomas

ROBINSON, Thomas. 1790 — Rochester 17.5.1873. Rev. British Clergyman in India. Son of Rev. Thomas R., educated at Rugby. Studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1813, M.A. 1816. Ordained priest 1816 and left for India as missionary. Worked at Senoot and Poona (Pune). Archdeacon of Madras 1826, Lord Almoner’s Professor…

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ROBERTSON, Alexander

ROBERTSON, Alexander. Dingwall 28.3.1877 — 19??. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. Son of William R. and Margaret Urquhart, educated in Kilmorack, Inverness and Edinburgh. Studies at Aberdeen, M.A. 1898. Worked for United Free Church as missionary in India in 1902-37, concentrating on Dalits. First 20 years in Poona (Pune).…

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ROBERTS, Joseph

ROBERTS, Joseph. Rev. Missionary in Sri Lanka and India, author of “Extracts from the Sakaa Thewan Saasteran, or Book of Fate, tr. from the tamul language by the Rev. J.R.”, ch. 2 (of 68 p.) in Miscellaneous Translations from Oriental Languages 1. L. 1831. He was himself a Sri Lankan…

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RICHARDS, Glyn

RICHARDS, Glyn. Rhymney, Wales 6.8.1923 — 2003. Rev. British (Welsh) Philosopher and Scholar of Religion. Son of Thomas R. and Rose Jones. Studies at University of Wales (B.A. 1950), Oxford (M.Litt. 1954) and McMaster University (M.A. 1969). Ordained priest 1952. In 1952-68 congregational minister in Swansea, Wales. In 1968-70 Tutor…

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QUÉGUINER, Maurice

QUÉGUINER, Maurice René. Ploujean, Finistère 11.7.1909 — Paris 2.9.1977. Father. French Catholic Missionary in India. Studies at seminary of Quimper, then 1928-32 Missions etrangères, ordained priest 1932. In 1933-37 worked in Kalimpong, Sikkim, in 1937-39 and 1941-48 in Mysore. In 1952-60 in Unesco, 1960-74 Supérieur général of Missions etrangères. Publications: Introduction à…

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PERI, Noël

PERI, Noël. Cruzy-le-Châtel (Yvonne) 22.8.1865 — Hanoi 25.6.1922. Father. French Missionary and Sino-Japanologist. Ordained priest 1888. Served Paris Foreign Missions Society in Matsumoto (Nagano and Tokyo. With his broad philosophical views had difficulties with his more conservative colleagues and resigned in 1902, but visited often Japan almost until his death.…

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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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