GIMBUTAS, Marija

GIMBUTAS, Marija (Lith. Marija Gimbutienė, born Marija Birutė Alseikaitė). Vilnius 23.1.1921 — Los Angeles 2.2.1994. Lithuanian Archaeologist in the U.S.A. Professor in Los Angeles. Daughter of two physicians, Danielius Alseika (d. 1936) and Veronika Janulaitytė-Alseikienė. In 1931 the family moved to Kaunas and parents divorced. After gymnasium in Kaunas studied linguistics…

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FARMER, Bertram Hughes

FARMER, Bertram Hughes. Wiltshire 1916 — 6.2.1996. British Geographer. Educated at Malmesbury. From 1934 studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College), graduated 1937. Taught at Cambridge. Married Anne Allison Stewart (d. 1995), three sons, one daughter. Publications: With O. H. K. Spate: India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography. 827 p. 1954. – Ceylon:…

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DIVER, William

DIVER, William. Chicago 20.7.1921 — Nantucket, MA 31.8.1995. U.S. Linguist. B.A. 1942 Lawrence College. In WW II served in U.S. Navy. M.A. Harvard, in English. Ph.D. Columbia University, in IE Linguistics. From 1965 taughtat Columbia, finally as Professor, emeritus1989. He is known as the founder of the Columbia School of…

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DENTON, Lynn Teskey

DENTON, Lynn Teskey (née Lynn Shirley Teskey). Vernon, British Columbia 7.1.1949 — 1.3.1995. Canadian Anthropologist. Grew up in a farm in Ontario. Studies at McMaster University in Ontarion, B.A. 1972 in Religious Studies and M.A. 1973 in Anthropology. From 1973 further studies at Oxford (Somerville College), B.Litt. 1974, M.Litt. 1975. Then…

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DAVIS, George Washington

DAVIS, George Washington. Pittsburgh 7.12.1902 — 29.3.1960. U.S. Theologian. Son of Benjamin Ivor Davis and his wife Katherine Kaiser Davis. Studies at Rochester Theological Seminary (B.D. 1928, Th.M. 1929). Ph.D. 1932 Yale, on missiology. From 1938 until death Professor of Theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, PA (where Martin…

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COOPER, Roland Edgar

COOPER, Roland Edgar. Kingston-on-Thames, London 16.6.1890 — Southend-on-Sea, Essex 31.1.1962. British Botanist. Lost his parents in the age of four and was raised by his aunt and her husband, botanist William Wright Smith. In 1907-10 he followed his uncle to India, where they collected samples from the eastern Himalayas. A…

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CONRAD, Dieter

CONRAD, Dieter. 1932 — 2001. German Scholar of Indian Law. Dr.iur. 1963 Heidelberg (diss. not on South Asia). Senior Research Fellow at South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, was in Charge of its Department of Law from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. Publications: “Von Der Teilung Indiens Zur Teilung Pakistans.…

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CLEMEN, Carl Christian

CLEMEN, Carl Christian. Sommerfeld bei Leipzig 30.3.1865 — Bonn 8.7.1940. German Theologian and Historian of Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Oberkirchenrat August Clemen and Helene Voigt, educated at Fürstenschule in Grimma. Studies of theology at Leipzig, Tübingen, Halle and Berlin. PD 1892 Halle. From 1910 ao. Professor of New Testament…

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CANEDO GRILLE, José

CANEDO GRILLE, José. Tordoia, Galicia 22.2.1902 — Lens 29.12.1945. Spanish Linguist. Studies at seminary of Santiago de Compostela and at University of Granada, then 7 years IE, Indology and classics at Berlin. In the Spanish civil war he took Franco’s side. From 1943 taught Spanish at Heidelberg University. Publications: Zur Wort- und…

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CAMPBELL, Joseph

CAMPBELL, Joseph John. White Plains, NY 26.3.1904 — Honolulu 30.10.1987. U.S. Scholar of Literature and Comparative Mythology and Religion. Son of hosiery importer and wholesaler Charles William C. (of Irish background) and Josephine Lynch, grew up in New Rochelle, NY. Graduated 1921 from Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. B.A. 1925…

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