KAY, William

KAY, William. Pickering, North Yorkshire 8.4.1820 — 16.1.1886. Rev. British Teacher in India. Son of Thomas and Ann Kay. Studies at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduated 1839. Fellow of his college 1840, Tutor and M.A. 1842. Ordained as priest 1843. B.D. 1849. From 1849 Principal of Bishop’s College in Calcutta, until…

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HORNE, Eric Arthur

HORNE, Eric Arthur. 29.11.1883 — Aligarh 7.6.1930. British Teacher in India. Educated at Mill Hill School, studies of history and economics at St.Andrews. After some years’ work in labour department of the Board of Trade, from 1911 Professor Economics at, then Principal of Patna College of Patna University (1924). From…

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HARRIS, William Henry

HARRIS, William Henry. Wann, Oklahoma 28.6.1922 — 28.10.1966. U.S. Scholar of Religion and Philosophy. Studies at Bethany Nazarene College (B.A.), then Catholic theology and philosophy at Boston University (B.Theol., Ph.D.). In 1948-56 taught at University of Arkansas. In 1953-54 studied as Fulbright Scholar at Madras University under T. M. P.…

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HAEGHEN, Philippe van der

HAEGHEN, Philippe van der. Brussels 24.2.1825 — Paris 1886. Belgian Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Guillaume v. d. H. and Marie-Anne-Antoinette-Sophie De Wez. His biography is rather unclear, but he seems to have worked for several members of nobility as librarian, etc. He was a polymath who wrote on…

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GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Auguste Prosper François, baron

GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Auguste Prosper François, baron. Nancy 26.2.1796 — Nancy 26.1.1883. French Scholar, a lay Orientalist. Son of François Louis G. de D. and Marie Françoise Nicolle. After school in Nancy studied law in Paris. Worked in army service, participated in 1823 Spanish war. From 1828 civil servant in…

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GRIEVE, Lucia Catherine Graeme

GRIEVE, Lucia Catherine Graeme. Dublin 1862 — 1946. Irish-born Scholar in the U.S.A. “Student, teacher, lecturer, farmer, poet and homemaker; born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1862, the daughter of the Rev. David Graeme Grieve and his spouse Martha Lucy (Kinkead) Grieve; was graduated from Wellesley College, 1883; taught at the…

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GEORGAKAS, Demetrios Ioannes

GEORGAKAS, Demetrios Ioannes (Δημήτριος Ιωάννης Γεωργακάς; Demetrius John Georgacas). Siderokastro 13.1.1908 — Grand Forks ND 7.2.1990. Greek Linguist and Classical Scholar in Germany and the U.S.A. Born in Greek Macedonia. Studied Greek literature at Athens in 1826-31, 1934-46 worked as compiler at Greek Academy. From 1938 further studies at Berlin…

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GEHRTS, Heino

GEHRTS, Heino. Hamburg 9.6.1913 — Alt Mölln, Lauenburg 10.10.1998. German Folklore Scholar. Educated in Hamburg, from 1933 studies of chemistry at Hamburg University, later switched to Germanistics and philosophy. War service in infantry in France, Russia and Italy, 1944 as war prisoner to Arizona, released in 1947. Worked as translator…

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FINEGAN, Jack

FINEGAN, Jack. 11.7.1908 — 15.7.2000. U.S. Archaeologist and Scholar of the Bible and Religion. Professor at at Iowa State University in Ames, then Professor of New Testament History and Archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. Also a minister of University Christian Church. Publications: The archeology of world…

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CHANTRAINE, Pierre

CHANTRAINE, Pierre Louis. Lille 15.9.1899 — Paris 30.6.1974. French Classical (Greek) Scholar and Linguist 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 maître…

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