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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FABRICIUS, Pierre

FABRICIUS, Pierre. Berlin 23./30.4.1912 — 20.12.1988. French (of German origin) Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Student of Zimmer at Heidelberg, emigrated because of Nazis. In 194?-74 taught Greek and Latin in Pnom Penh, then Professor of Sanskrit (?) in France (or perhaps schoolteacher of German). Specialist of vyākaraṇa. Publications: Mainly…

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ENGER, Maximilian

ENGER, Maximilian. 18?? — 1???. German Oriental Scholar. Ph.D. 1851 Bonn. In 1852-61 PD at Bonn, also taught Sanskrit (Rabault-Feuerham 2008). Publications: Diss. and a few further studies on Arabic literature in the 1850s. Sources: Nothing except a few publications found in Internet.

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ENGER, Maximilian

ENGER, Maximilian. 18?? — 1???. German Oriental Scholar. Ph.D. 1851 Bonn. In 1852-61 PD at Bonn, also taught Sanskrit (Rabault-Feuerham 2008). Publications: Diss. and a few further studies on Arabic literature in the 1850s. Sources: Nothing except a few publications found in Internet.

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EDWARDS, Edward

EDWARDS, Edward. Llangedwyn 5.5.1870 — Llandinam 28.4.1944. British Librarian and Iranian Scholar. B.A. Wales and Cambridge. Educated in Oswestry and Bala. Studies at University College of Wales in Aberystwyth (under H. Ethé) and 1900-03 Christ’s College, Cambridge. From 1904 Assistant in Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, British Museum,…

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DE VINCENTIIS, Gherardo

DE VINCENTIIS, Gherardo. 1845 — 1907. Italian Iranian (Persian) Scholar, also interested in Sanskrit and China. Studies at Naples under Lignana. Professor of Persian at Regio Istituto Orientale di Napoli: incaricato 1878, eo. 1890, ord. 1904-07. Publications: Il Gulistan, ossia il Roseto dello Scheich Sadi di Schiraz. Prima versione italiana…

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CURIEL, Raoul

CURIEL, Raoul. Cairo 23.6.1913 — Paris 23.2.2000. French (citizen 1947) Indologist, Iranian Scholar, Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Daniel C., a wealthy banker, of a Francophone Sephardic Jewish family. In 1933 came to Paris for law study, but also studied Indology (Lévi, Bloch and Foucher), Iranian (Benveniste) and sociology (Mauss).…

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CROFTON, Henry Thomas

CROFTON, Henry Thomas. Preston 23.7.1848 — Berkshire 17.4.1928. British Gypsy Scholar. Born of an Anglo-Irish family, son of General J. F. Crofton and Anne Agnes Addison. Educated at Cheltenham College. Solicitor in Manchester. President of Gypsy Lore Society in 1908-09. Married 1871 Martha Pilling, one son, three daughters. Publications: With B.…

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COSTA, Traian

COSTA, Traian. 1926 — 1995. Romanian Linguist and Classical Scholar. Student of Bănăţeanu, taught Sanskrit at the Bucureşti University after his death (1963). Professor. Ioana Costa (b. 1959), Professor of Classical Philology at Bucureşti, is probably his daughter. Publications: Wrote on Greek and Latin literature. – Review of Gonda’s Kurze…

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CAUSSIN DE PERCEVAL, Armand Pierre

CAUSSIN DE PERCEVAL, Armand Pierre. Paris 11.1.1795 — Paris 15.1.1871. French Oriental (Arabic) Scholar. Son of Jean-Jacques-Antoine C. de P. (1759–1835, like his son Professor of Arabic at Collège de France). In 1833–71 Professor of Arabic at Collège de France in Paris, in 1821–71 also of Vulgar Arabic at ÉLOV. Publications: Much…

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