ZUBATÝ, Joseph

ZUBATÝ, Joseph. Prague 20.4.1851 — Prague 21.3.1931. Czechoslovakian Indologist and Slavic Scholar. Professor in Prague. Studied classical philology, Sanskrit and Comparative Linguistics at Prague (under Ludwig). PD 1885 Prague, in the Czech branch of the University. Soon succeeded Vaníček as Professor of Sanskrit and comparative IE there. After his retirement…

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WLISLOCKI, Heinrich Adalbert von

WLISLOCKI, Heinrich Adalbert von. Kronstadt (now Braşov) 9.7.1856 — Klosdorf bei Kleinkopisch (now Şona in Translivania) 19.2.1907. Austrian Gypsy Scholar. His father was Polish and mother German of Transilvania. In 1875-79 studied at Klausenburg (Cluj-Napoca). Ph.D. 1879. Worked as tutor,in 1883-90 in Mühlbach (Sebeş), but also eagerly collected gypsy material.…

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WILLIAMS, William Holme.

WILLIAMS, William Holme. 18?? – 19??. U.S. Scholar. A.B. 1876 University of Wisconsin. In the mid-1880s Professor of Hebrew and Sanskrit at University of Wisconsin in Madison, started Sanskrit teaching there. Still Professor there in 1901, but now styled of Aemitic Languages and Hellenistic Greek. Publications: zz. Sources: https://southasia.wisc.edu/center-history/; Badger…

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WHITEHEAD, Henry

WHITEHEAD, Henry. Brighton 19.12.1853 — Reading 14.4.1947. British Missionary Scholar. Sin of Rev. Alfred Wh. and Maria Sarah Buckmaster, brother of philosopher A. N. Wh. (1861–1947). Educated at Sherborne and Trinity College, Oxford. Ordained 1879, left in 1884 to India. Worked as principal of Bishop’s College in Calcutta. Bishop of…

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WAAG, Anatol

WAAG, Anatol. Eletz, Russia 24.11.1906 — Zagreb 19??. Russian (German) Linguist and Iranian Scholar. From 1926 studies in Germany, never returned to Soviet Union. Ph.D. 1931 Leipzig. Then Assistant at Leipzig in 1932-39. PD 1939 Leipzig, moved soon to Zagreb. Publications: diss. ‪Die Bezeichnungen des Geistlichen im Althoch- und Altniederdeutschen:…

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VYHNIS, Čeněk (Vincenz)

VYHNIS, Čeněk (Vincenz). Kostelec nad Labem 8.10.1842 — Prague 23.3.1897. Czech Schoolteacher interested in Indology. Studies at Prague, i.al. Sanskrit under Ludwig. Worked as gymnasium professor, finally in Prague. His Vikramorvaśīya translation remained manuscript. Publications: “Průpovědi Bhartrhariho”, Květy – Česká včela 1865-66, 117; “O původu pohádky v Indii”, Květy –…

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VOLCK, Johann Christoph Wilhelm

VOLCK, Johann Christoph Wilhelm. Nürnberg 18.11.1835 — Rostock 29.5.1904. German Oriental Scholar in Estonia. Professor at Dorpat (Tartu) and Rostock. Son of a factory owner. In 1853-57 studied philology and theology at Erlangen (i.al. under Spiegel), for a while also at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1859, Lic. theol. 1861 Erlangen. Now PD…

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VELJAČIĆ, Čedomil (Ñāṇajīvaka)

VELJAČIĆ, Čedomil (Ñāṇajīvaka). Zagreb 18.6.1915 — California 28.12.1997. Croatian Classical Scholar, Philosopher, and Bauddha. In Zagreb and in Sri Lanka. Publications: Filosofija istočnih naroda. Indijska filozofija. 1. Zagreb 1958. – diss. Komparativno prončavanje indijske i helenske filozofije. Zagreb 1962 (Comparative study of Indian and Greek philosophy). – “Komparativnofilosofski motivi u…

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VANDEN BERGHE, Louis

VANDEN BERGHE, Louis. Oostnieuwkerke, West Flanders 24.12.1923 — Ghent 17.9.1993. Belgian Archaeologist and Iranian Scholar. Studies of archaeology and art history, then also Oriental languages at Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Leiden. Ph.D. 1950 Ghent. From 1951 Assistant and 1957 Professor of Near Eastern Art and Archeology at Ghent (ord. 1965).…

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VALTONEN, Pertti

VALTONEN, Pertti. 1933 — 1999. Finnish Gipsy Scholar. Studies of Indology, etc. at Helsinki. M.A. 1964 and 1968 Lic.Phil. Helsinki (under Aalto). Then worked as elementary schoolteacher in Imatra in Eastern Finland. His planned Ph.D. dissertation about Indo-Aryan elements in Finnish Romani was never completed, but the manuscript was left…

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