WELLESZ, Emmy

WELLESZ, Emmy (née Emilia Franziska Stross) .Vienna 8.1.1889 — Vienna 13.6.1987. Austrian Art Historian. Daughter of Ludwig Stross, a cloth dealer, and Vilma Propper, a Jewish family. From 1907 studied art history at Vienna. Married 1908 Egon Wellesz (1885–1974), a composer and musicologist. The birth of two daughters (1909, 1912) interrupted…

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WEINRICH, Friedrich

WEINRICH, Friedrich. 1905 — 1960. German Scholar of Religion. Ph.D. 1928 Göttingen (or Marburg, under R. Otto?). Then at Jena Theological faculty, from 1939 as PD and 1943 as apl. Professor für Allgemeine Religionsgeschichte. A Nazi. Publications: Diss. Das ‘Gokapilīyam’. Ein philosoph. Gespräch zwischen Kapila und Syūmaraśmi aus dem Mahābhārata. 78 p.…

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TADDEI, Maurizio

TADDEI, Maurizio. Rome 3.3.1936 — Rome 5.2.2000. Italian Art Historian and Archaeologist of South Asia. Professor in Naples. Studies at La Sapienza in Rome, graduated 1961 Under Bussagli). In 1964-74 worked in Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale (Rome), in 1967-77 Director of Italian Missione archeologica in Pakistan. From 1968 Professor incaricato…

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SWANSON, Donald C.

SWANSON, Donald Carl Eugene. St.Paul, Minnesota 18.11.1914 — 12.4.1976. U.S. Linguist. Studies at University of Minnesota (B.A. 1936, M.A. 1939, in Classics). M.A. and Ph.D. 1941 Princeton University. After one year as Instructor of Classics at University of Colorado worked for U.S. Navy and U.S. Armed Forces Language Unit, 1943-45.…

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SPRUNG, Mervyn

SPRUNG,  George Mervyn Carter. Winnipeg 1913 — Peterborough 5.1.2000. Canadian Buddhist Scholar. Son of Benjamin Franklin Sprung. Studies at Manitoba (B.A.), Toronto (M.A.) and Berlin (Ph.D. 1939). Back in Canada volunteered in army and, speaking fluent German, was taken to intelligence. Colonel. After war worked as army historian, then 1965-79 Professor of…

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ŠOHAJ, František

ŠOHAJ, František (Franz Schohai). Pacov 25.11.1816 — Prague 31.5.1871. Czech Author and Philologian. Educated in Prague, studied philosophy at Prague. Worked as tutor, from 1848 Professor of Philosophy at Prague, taugh also philology and aesthetics, in Czech. In 1859 moved to Academic Gymnasium, where he taught the same subjects. Publications: Poetry, translation…

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SLATER, Robert Henry Lawson

SLATER, Robert Henry Lawson. Newcastle-upon-Tyne 8.2.1896 — 24.12.1984. Rev. British Buddhist Scholar in North America. Son of Harold Slater and Jane Lawson. Grew up in Yorkshire. Lost early his parents and worked as reporter in Newcastle. From 1919 studies of Theology at Emmanuel College (B.A. 1922), Cambridge, then at Jesus College 1922-24.…

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SHARPE, Eric John

SHARPE, Eric John. Lancaster 19.9.1933 — Sydney 19.10.2000. British Scholar of Comparative Religion in Australia. Born in a working class family. In his teens became close to Methodist church and began studies at Hartley Victoria College in Manchester to become minister, but turned to History of Religions and was never…

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SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena)

SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena). Fischamend near Vienna 25.9.1897 — Uppsala 16.12.1972. Austrian Scholar of Religious History and Tibetan Iconography in Sweden. Swedish citizen 1927. Daughter of a wealthy mill-owner, Georg Josef Leander Schmid, and Antonia Maria Lindemmer. School and studies in Vienna, one year (1921) in Sweden. Dr.ph. 1922 Vienna…

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RYDH, Hanna

RYDH, Hanna Albertina. Stockholm 12.2.1891 — Solna 29.6.1964. Swedish Archaeologist. Daughter of director Johan Albert Ryd and Matilda Josefina Westlund, teacher at elementary school. School and studies in Stockholm, graduated 1915 in archaeology and art history. Ph.D. 1919 Uppsala (diss. on Viking Age archaeology). Conducted excavations at various Swedish sites. In…

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