STILL, John

STILL, John. Lambeth 1880 — Port Arthur, South Africa 9.9.1941. British Tea Planter Author, and Archaeologist in Sri Lanka. Son of Canon John Still and Anna Nitrill, educated at Winchester College. In 1897 emigrated to Ceylon and became a tea planter near Dickoya. In 1.1.1902–31.12.1907 Assistant to the Archaeological Commissioner…

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STEIN, Mark Aurel

STEIN, Mark Aurel. Budapest 26.11.1862 — Kabul 26.10.1943. Sir. Hungarian Explorer, Indologist, and Archaeologist living in India (from 1888). British citizen (1904). Born to aged parents (mother 45, father more), M. Nathan Stein and Anna Hirschler. The father was a merchant, uncle Ignaz Hirschler, archaeologist, physician and politician. School in Budapest…

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SPOONER, David Brainerd

SPOONER, David Brainerd. Vermon, Vermont 7.2.1879 — Agra 30.1.1925. U.S. Indologist and Archaeologist in India. Son of elder D.Br.Sp. and Mary Morton. Studied at Stanford University in California. After graduation (B.A. 1899) he went to Japan and studied Sanskrit at Imperial University, then at Sanskrit College in Varanasi. Ph.D. 1906…

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SCHLUMBERGER, Daniel.

SCHLUMBERGER, Daniel Théodore. Mulhouse (Alsace, then Mühlhausen in German Elsaß) 19.12.1904 — Princeton NJ 21.10.1972. French (Alsatian) Archaeologist of Afghanistan. Son of a protestant factory owner, nephew of the Oriental scholar Paul Perdrizet (1870–1932). After school in Mulhouse studied history and geography at Strasbourg (licence 1925), then in Paris (dipl.…

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WHEELER, Sir Mortimer

WHEELER, Mortimer (Robert Eric Mortimer; “Ric”). Glasgow 10.9.1890 — Surrey 22.7.1976. British archæologist. Sir. Son of journalist Robert Wh. and Emily Baynes. Grew up in Edinburgh and near Bradford (where school). Studies at London University College, in 1914 begun his work as archæologist and married. In 1914-18 in army in…

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WATSON, John Whaley

WATSON, John Whaley. 1838 — 1889. British Colonial Officer in India, interested in Archaeology and History. Served in Bombay Staff Corps. In the end of the 1870s President of Rājasthānik Court in Kathiawar, in 1881-89 political agent of Kathiawar Agency, as Colonel. Married Elizabeth Charlotta Watts, eight children. Watson Museum…

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WALHOUSE, Moreton John

WALHOUSE, Moreton John. Leamington, Warwickshire 19.4.1821 — London 11.1.1913. British Civil Servant in India, interested in Archaeology and Folklore. Son of James Walhouse (d. 1838) and Elizabeth Huskisson. Served in Madras Presidency, in 1877 already in London. Married 1850 Baroness Elizabeth Amelia Beire de Kutzleben, three sons and two daughters.…

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REA, Alexander

REA, Alexander. Dundee 17.10.1858 — Bangalore 4.2.1921 (or 1924?). British (Scottish) Archaeologist and Photographer in India. Son of David Rea and Helton Mair. Educated in Glasgow. Arrived in India in 1882 and became Assistant of Burgess in the A.S.I., Madras Division, from 1886 its head, 1902 Superintendent of Archaeological Survey…

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RAWLINSON, Henry Creswicke

RAWLINSON, Henry Creswicke (Sir Henry). Chadlington Park, Oxfordshire 11.4.1810 — London 5.3.1895. Bart. British Pioneer of Near Eastern Archaeology. Son of Abram Tyson R. and Eliza Creswicke, brother of —> George R. Educated at Wrington and Ealing schools, became early interested in ancient history. In the age of 16 he joined…

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RAU, Heimo

RAU, Heimo. Breslau 30.12.1912 — Filderstadt 30.12.1993. German Art Historian and Indologist. Long time in India. Son of Stadtbaurat Ernst Rau and Hedwig Czeschka (of Austria), both Steinerians. Studies of art history, archaeology and Indology at Vienna. In 1933 Assistant at excavations at Freistritz-Pulst. Ph.D. 1935 Vienna. In 1938-45 Assistant…

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