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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TREVER, Kamilla Vasil’evna.

TREVER, Kamilla Vasil’evna. St.Petersburg 13.(25.)1.1892 — Leningrad 13.11.1974. Russian Archaeologist and Iranian Scholar. Daughter of a worker. Graduated 1913 from Women’s Faculty. Kand. ist. nauk 1938, Dr. 1939. In 1913-18 taught in women’s courses and in 1926-31 and 1948 at Leningrad University, chair of Iranistics. In 1913-18 also worked in…

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TOL’STOV, Sergej Pavlovič

TOL’STOV, Sergej Pavlovič. St.Petersburg 12.(25.)1.1907 — Moscow 28.12.1976. Russian Archaeologist and Central Asian (Turkmenian) Scholar. Son of an officer, Pavel Sergeevič T. and Maria Ivanovna Badaeva. Graduated 1930 from Moscow University, in history. Dr. ist. nauk & Professor 1943. In 1926-29 naučnyj sotrudnik in Moscow Museum and 1929-36 in Museum…

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PRINSEP, James

PRINSEP, James. London 20/29.8.1799 — London 22.4.1840. British Civil Servant, Numismatist and Epigraphist in India. Son of John Prinsep (1746–1830), an industrialist and politician who had been in India as soldier in 1771-88, and Sophia Elizabeth Auriol, brother of —> H. T. P. He studied chemistry and was apprenticed to royal mint…

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PARKER, Henry

PARKER, Henry. 18?? — 19??. British Engineer and Civil Servant in Ceylon. In 1873-1904 Irrigation Officer at Public Works Department, serving in different parts of the island. Interest in ancient reservoirs led him to archaeology. At the same time he achieved an important folklore collection. Married, children. Publications: “Report on…

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PAGE, James Alfred.

PAGE, James Alfred. 1887 — 19??. British Archaeologist in India. Superintendent of A.S.I. Worked in Delhi at least from 1918. Publications:Six short reports of Nalanda excavations in ASIAR from 1922-23 to 1928-29; “Nalanda Excavations”, JBORS 9, 1923, 1-22. – A Historical memoir on the Qutb, 49 p. Delhi. M.A.S.I. 22. Calcutta…

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VOGEL, Jean-Philippe

VOGEL, Jean-Philippe. ’s-Gravenhage 9.1.1871 — Oegstgeest 10.4.1958. Dutch Indologist, Specialist of Indian Art and Archaeology. Professor in Leiden. Son of Johan Gregorius V. (a judge, 1843–1920) and Jeanne Adrienne du Quesne van Breuchem (1844–1890). Educated in Alkmaar and Haarlem, then studied Sanskrit and Dutch at Amsterdam, also attented Kern’s lectures…

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VENTURA, Giovanni

VENTURA, Giovanni (Jean-Baptiste V., originally Rubino ben Torah). Finale near Modena 25.5.1794 — Lardenne near Toulouse 3.4.1858. Italian Officer in India. Son of Gavriel Massarani (Reuben Ben Torah) and his wife Vittoria. He had traditional Jewish education, but joined army in the age of 17. Rising into colonel of infantry…

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MONNERET DE VILLARD, Ugo

MONNERET DE VILLARD, Ugo. Milano 16.1.1881 — Rome 5.11.1954. Italian Archaeologist, Art Historian and Orientalist, a specialist of Egypt anf Ethiopia, but with wide interests including Iran and North-West India. Son of Enrico MdeV and Anna Foli. Studied engineering and architecture in Milano (graduated 1904), but soon concentrated on Mediaeval…

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