RYBOT, N. V. L.

RYBOT, Norman Victor Lacey. Jersey 7.1.1874 — Jersey 18.5.1961. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Colonel G. O. Rybot of Bengal Artillery. Joined Indian army in 1897, posted in the Punjab. In 1903-04 participated as Lieutenant in Younghusband’s expedition to Lhasa. In WW I in Suez Canal defence and in Mesopotamia…

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PLAESCHKE, Herbert

PLAESCHKE, Herbert Karl Alfred. Wismar 1.6.1928 — 29.12.2002. German (East) Indologist and Art Historian. Son of Alfred Pl., a book dealer, and Margarete Möller. Studies of Oriental archaeology (H. Mode) and Indology (Ammer) at Halle, graduated 1959. Dr.phil. 1963 Halle. Dr.sc. 19??. PD 1971 Halle. Worked as wiss. Mitarbeiter in Universitäts-…

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LUDOVICI, Leopold

LUDOVICI, Leopold. Matara 11.4.1833 — 1???. Sri Lankan (with Dutch background) Journalist. Son of Johan Hendrik L. and Sophia Vilhelmina Veenekam. Worked in Ceylon Survey Department, later journalist, editor and finally proprietor of the Ceylon Examiner. Married 1859 Henrietta Ernst. Publications: Rice cultivation its past history and present condition; with suggestions for…

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KÖLVER, Bernhard

KÖLVER, Bernhard. Ründeroth near Köln 2.4.1938 — Leipzig 27.11.2001. German Indologist. Professor in Köln, Kiel and Leipzig. Son of a gymnasium teacher, who Participated in WW II and died soon after his return from captivity. Educated in Wertheim, Gummersbach und Fort Myers (Florida). From 1956 studies linguistics, Anglistics, Germanistics and…

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KNOROZOV, Jurij Valentinovič

KNOROZOV, Jurij Valentinovič. Pivdenne near Harkiv, Ukraina 19.11.1922 — St.Petersburg 31.3.1999. Russian Linguist and Ethnographer. Born of Russian parents in Ukraina. From 1940 studied in Moscow, concentrating on Egyptology, but soon interrupted by war service in artillery. In 1945 continued his studies, now including also Arabic and Chinese. Soon also…

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HUNTER, Gerald R.

HUNTER, Gerald R. 1??? — ????. In Indian Educational Service. Dr. Visited the excavations in Harappa and Mohenjo-daro and made exact copies of inscriptions. His book has been deemed the only serious work about the Indus Script before the 1970s. Publications: The Script of Harappa and Mohenjodaro and Its Connection with…

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BURROWS, Stephen Montagu

BURROWS, Stephen Montagu. Headington, Oxfordshire 26.12.1856 — Oxford 4.3.1935. Sir. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Montagu B., Professor of Naval History, and Mary Anna Whalley-Smythe-Gardiner. Educated at Eton, studies at Exeter College, Oxford. B.A. 1879, M.A. 1884. In 1880 joined Ceylon C.S. Mainly served in judicial and revenue…

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VOST, William

VOST, William. ?.11.1861 — London 1947.  British (Scottish) Army Physician in India. Son of Henry Vost and Isobel Charlotte Broad. Medical studies at Glasgow. From 1887 served in North India. Surgeon-Captain (1893). Retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in 1913. Married 1910 Gladys McKechnie (1886–1969), two children. Publications: Numismatic articles in JASB and NC in the…

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O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke

O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke. Limerick, Ireland 1.11.1809 — Southsea, Hampshire 10.1.1889. Sir. British (Irish) Physician in India. Son of merchant Daniel O’Sh. and Sarah Boswell. Studies at Edinburgh, Med.Dr. 1829. Moved to London and taught forensic chemistry. He made important research during the cholera epidemy of 1831, but could not work as…

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MARTIN, W. B.

MARTIN, W. B. 18?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India. Deputy Collector and Magistrate, Madhipárah, Bhagalpur (1875), later of Beguserai (1892), in Bihar. Sometimes given three initials as J. W. B. Martin. Publications: “On the Archaeological Remains of Barantpur in Zila’ Bhágalpúr”, ProcASB 1872, 175-177. – Letter forwarding an Inscription found at Srinagar…

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