WATHEN, William Henry

WATHEN, William Henry. 1795? — Cape Town 28.6.1866, when 71. British Civil Servant in India. In Bombay as early as 1810. In the 1820s and early 1830s Persian secretary to Bombay Government, in 1837/38 Chief Secretary to it. Introduced to Oriental studies by Elphinstone. Last mention in 1844, still in…

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WALSH, Ernest Herbert Cooper

WALSH, Ernest Herbert Cooper. Derbyshire 7.3.1865 — ?.3.1952 (when 87). British Numismatist and Tibetan Scholar. Son of a Wesleyan minister, Thomas Harris Walsh, and Catherine Jane Tull. Educated at Trent College. Studied law at University College, London. In 1884 joined I.C.S. From 1901 Deputy Commissioner of Darjeeling, in 1903-04 participated…

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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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COLEBROOKE, Henry Thomas

COLEBROOKE, Henry Thomas. London 15.6.1765 — London 10.12.(or 10.3. or 18.3. or 10.4.)1837. British Pioneer of Indology, Lawyer and Mathematician. 1782-1814 in India. Third son of Sir George C. (1729–1809), 2nd Bart., a banker and later the chairman of the E.I.C.’s directors (in 1769), and Mary Gaynor. Privately educated at…

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CŒDÈS, Georges

CŒDÈS, Georges. Paris 10.8.1886 — Neuilly-sur-Seine 2.10.1969. French South-East Asian Scholar (Historian and Epigraphist). Son of bank director Hippolyte C. and Marie Carette. The family is sometimes claimed to have Hungarian Jewish origin, but according to Wikipedia his ancestors were already living in Strasbourg before 1740. Educated at Lycée Carnot, from…

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