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??? — ????. zzz. 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…

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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 in the 1890s. –…

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JARRETT, Henry Sullivan

JARRETT, Henry Sullivan. Madras 17.6.1839 — East Grinstead, Sussex 15.4.1919. British Colonial Officer in India. Colonel. Son of Thomas J. and Eliza Julia Chambers. Educated at Prior Park, Bath. Joined Indian army in 1857, just in time to serve against the insurrection. In 1870-94 Secretary and Member of Board of Examiners…

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ELLIOTT, John Bardoe

ELLIOTT, John Bardoe. Ripon, Yorkshire 14.9.1785 — Patna 26.8.1863. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John E., a naval officer (he had served under Cook), and Isabella Todd. More than 50 years in India, where he arrived in 1800. Long time in Patna (apparently as early as 1813, judge…

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COPE, Henry

COPE, Henry. 18?? — 187?. British Journalist in India. In 1847 he resided in Delhi and was the secretary of the just-founded local Archaeological Society and editor of the Delhi Gazette. Soon moved to Lahore, founded (1849) and edited the Lahore Chronicle in 1850-56. In the 1860s secretary of Agri-Horticultural Society.…

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BARTH, Marie-Étienne-Auguste

BARTH, Marie-Étienne-Auguste. Strasbourg 22.3.1834 — Paris 15.4.1916. French Indologist. Born in Strasbourg as the son of catholic father, commis-négociant Étienne B., and protestant mother, Marie-Wilhelmine Stoeber. Educated in Stras­bourg, 1856 lic. ès lettres. Taught logic and rhetorics at Bouxviller Collège near Savern from 1857, privately studied Sanskrit, and in 1861…

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WILSON, John

WILSON, John. Lauder, Berwickshire 11.12.1804 — near Bombay 1.12.1875. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India, Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Son of Andrew W., a farmer and township councillor, and his wife Janet. From the age of 14 studied arts, then theology at Edinburgh, during holidays worked as tutor. He became…

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