ZALOSCER, Hilde

ZALOSCER, Hilde (Zaloszer). Tuzla, Austro-Hungarian empire (now in Bosnia-Hercegovina) 15.6.1903 — Vienna 20.12.1999. Austrian Art Historian and Egyptologist. Professor in Alexandria, Egypt. Daughter of a Jewish lawyer, Jacob Z. and Bertha Kallach. The family moved in 1918 to Vienna, where she then studied prehistory and art history. Ph.D. 1926 Vienna. In…

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WIDGERY, Alban G.

WIDGERY, Alban Gregory. Bloxwich, Staffordshire 9.5.1887 — Wichester, Va. 22.3.1968. British Scholar of Religion in the U.S.A. Son of Rev. John Thomas W. and Ellen Thomas. Studies at Cambridge (St.Catharine’s College, B.A. 1908, M.A. 1912). From 1908 taught at Bristol University, St. Andrews University, and Cambridge University, for a while…

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WEINREICH, Uriel

WEINREICH, Uriel. Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius. Lithuania) 23.5.1926 — New York City 30.3.1967. U.S. (born Polish Jew) Linguist. Son of linguist Max. W. (1894–1969), a specialist of sociolonguistics and Yiddish, and Regina Szabad, came to New York with his father in 1940, citizen 1945 when in army. Studies at Columbia:…

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TUCKER, Thomas George

TUCKER, Thomas George. Burnham, Buckinghamshire 29.3.1859 — Stope Cove, Devon 24.1.1946. British Classical Scholar in Australia. Professor in Melbourne. Son of Charles Tucker, agent, and Elizabeth Rolfe. Educated in Lancaster, studies at Cambridge (St. John’s College). M.A. 1885. From 1883 Professor of Classics and English at the new Auckland University…

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SWADESH, Morris

SWADESH, Morris. Holyoke, MA 22.1.1909 — México City 20.7.1967. U.S. Linguist. Son of Bessarabian Jewish immigrant parents. Etudies at University of Chicago (B.A., M.A.), then followed his teacher E. Sapir to Yale (Ph.D. 1933). In 1937-39 taught at University of Wisconsin in Madison, then in war service (some time in…

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STACE, Walter Terence

STACE, Walter Terence. Hampstead, London 17.11.1886 — Laguna Beach, Calif. 2.8.1967. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Major Edward Vincent Stace of Royal Artillery and Amy Mary Watson. Educated ar Bath College and ar Fettes College in Edinburgh. Planning priestly career he studied at Trinity College, Dublin, but…

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SMITH, Henry Goodwin

SMITH, Henry Goodwin. New York City 8.1.1860 — Goshen, Hampshire County, MA 7.8.1940. Rev. U.S. Theologian. Son of Henry Bounton Smith (1815–1877), also a Theologian, and Elizabeth Lee Allen. Graduated 1881 from Amherst College. M.A. 1884 Union Theological Seminary. D.D. 1897 Wabash and Maryville. Presbyterian Pastor in Freehold, NJ, 1897-1903…

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SMART, Ninian

SMART,  Roderick Ninian. Cambridge 6.5.1927 — Lancaster 29.1.2001. British (Scottish) Scholar of Religion. Son of William Marchall Smart, from 1937 Regius Professor of Astronomy at Glasgow, and Isabel Carswell, educated in Glasgow. In 1945-48 served in army intelligence, one year in Sri Lanka. Then studied classics and philosophy at Oxford.…

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SLATER, Gilbert

SLATER, Gilbert. Plymouth 27.8.1864 — Oxford 8.3.1938. British Economist and Social Reformer. Son of a school teacher, Daniel Slater. Studied economics (M.A.), one of the first doctors at the London School of Economics. In 1909-15 Principal of Ruskin College in Oxford. From 1915 the first Professor of economics at Madras…

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SIEGLIN, Wilhelm

SIEGLIN, Wilhelm. Stuttgart 19.4.1855 — Bad Hofgastein, Austria 9.7.1935. German Historian, specialist of Historical Geography. Son of chemist Ernst S. and Mathilde Staub, educated in Stuttgart. From 1873 studies of classics and history at Tübingen, Leipzig, Berlin and Greifswald. Ph.D. 1878 Leipzig. From 1880 Assistant Librarian, 1888 Kustos in Leipzig…

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