RICE, Benjamin Lewis

RICE, Benjamin Lewis. Bangalore 17.7.1837 — 10.7.1927. British Schoolteacher, Historian and Indologist in India. Born in South India, where his father, —> Benjamin Holt Rice, was working as missionary. Educated at home, then sent to school in England. After having worked a while in business in London he came in…

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TYCHSEN, Thomas Christian

TYCHSEN, Thomas Christian. Horsbüll, Schleswig (now Hordbøl near Tønder in Slesvig) 8.5.1758 — Göttingen 23.10.1834. German Greek and Oriental Scholar and a Numismatician. Professor in Göttingen. Son of a minister, taught by father and at Husum Gymnasium. From 1777 studies of theology, classics and Oriental languages at Kiel, from 1779…

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THOMAS, Edward

THOMAS, Edward. 31.12.1813 — Kensington 10.2.1886. British Civil Servant and Indologist in India. Son of Honoratus Leigh Th., a surgeon, and his wife, née Cruikshank. Educated at Haileybury. In 1832 joined the Bengal Civil Service as a writer. Worked as judge in Delhi, soon Superintending Judge of Saugor and Nerbudda…

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TAYLOR, John

TAYLOR, John. 17?? — Shiraz 6.12.1821. British (Scottish) Physician and Indologist in India. M.D. 1804 Edinburgh. Worked in 1805-07 for London Missionary Society in Madras (or Gujarat?), then as government Assistant Surgeon and from 1821 Surgeon in Bombay. Member of Asiatic Society and Literary Society of Bombay. Died in Iran, traveling…

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VENIS, Arthur

VENIS, Arthur (born A. V. Lazarus). 4.10.1857 — 5.6.1918. British (Scottish) Educator and Indologist in India. Son of Edward John Lazarus, a converted Jew with Indian background, a physician also interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Varanasi and Allahabad. After studies at Edinburgh and Oxford (Balliol College, B.A. 1878, M.A. 1885) he…

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CUNNINGHAM, Alexander

CUNNINGHAM, Alexander. Westminster 23.1.1814 — Cranley Mansions, South Kensington (London) 28.11.1893. Sir. British (Scots) Colonial Officer and Archaeologist in India. The great pioneer of Indian archaeology and the first Director-General of the A.S.I. General-major. Born in England of Scots parents, poet Allan C. (1784-1842) and Jean Walker, brother —> J. D. C.…

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