GEORGAKAS, Demetrios Ioannes

GEORGAKAS, Demetrios Ioannes (Δημήτριος Ιωάννης Γεωργακάς; Demetrius John Georgacas). Siderokastro 13.1.1908 — Grand Forks ND 7.2.1990. Greek Linguist and Classical Scholar in Germany and the U.S.A. Born in Greek Macedonia. Studied Greek literature at Athens in 1826-31, 1934-46 worked as compiler at Greek Academy. From 1938 further studies at Berlin…

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GEDNEY, William John

GEDNEY, William John. Orchards, Wash. 4.4.1915 — 1999. U.S. Linguist, interested in Sanskrit, Pāli and especially Thai. Professor in Ann Arbor. Son of John Marshall G. and Lillian Viola Woster. Educated at Whitman College (A.B. 1935). Ph.D. in Indic and Far Eastern Languages 1947 at Yale. In 1955 research associate…

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CHANTRAINE, Pierre

CHANTRAINE, Pierre Louis. Lille 15.9.1899 — Paris 30.6.1974. French Classical (Greek) Scholar and Linguist interested in India. Professor in Paris. Son of a classical scholar. Educated in Cambrai, studies in Paris and Lille (Ernout), in 1922–25 again in Paris (Meillet, also Vendryes, Bloch, P. Mazon). Ph.D. 1927. In 1925–28 maître…

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BAUDIŠ, Josef

BAUDIŠ, Josef. Prague 27.8.1883 — Bratislava 4.5.1933. Czech IE and Celtic Linguist and Folklorist. Gymnasium and studies (1902-06) in Prague. Ph.D. PD at Prague, also taught at a gymnasium there. After WW lived some time in the U.K. From 1924 Professor at Comenius University in Bratislava. Publications: Studie o perfeklech…

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ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar)

ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar). Ejstrup Mølle, Asferg Sogn near Randers 1720 — Fredensborg 1788. Danish Linguist. Son of Jens Iversen Abel, a miller, and Karen Jensdatter. Educated in Viborg, studied law at Copenhagen. In 1761-71 worked as procurator in Copenhagen city court, now also became interested in languages. Married with Maria…

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SÜTTERLIN, Ludwig

SÜTTERLIN, Ludwig. Heidelberg 16.11.1863 — Freiburg i. B. 3.4.1934. German Linguist. Studies at Heidelberg (Osthoff) and Leipzig. PD 1890 Heidelberg, from 1896 ao. Professor für Germanistik there. In 1913 accepted the chair of comparative linguistics at Freiburg. Publications: “Die Denominativverba im Altindischen”, IF 19, 1906, 480-577. – Much on German…

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SZEMERÉNYI, Oswald John Louis

SZEMERÉNYI, Oswald John Louis. London 7.9.1913 — Freiburg i. Br. 29.12.1996. Hungarian IE Scholar in Germany. Professor in Freiburg (i.Br.). Born in London in a Hungarian family, grew up in Hungary. Studies of Classical, Germanic and Comparative Philology at Budapest. Ph.D. 1936 Budapest, in IE. PD 1944 Budapest. From 1947…

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SMÉKAL, Odolen

SMÉKAL, Odolen. Olomouc 18.8.1928 — Prague 17.6.1998. Czech Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of Vaclav Martin Smékal and Anežka Smičková. Studies at Charles University in Prague. Ph.D. in Hindi. Apparently taught Hindi at Charles University. Married with Helena Cassinelli, children. Publications: A Hindi grammar and textbooks in Czech and English, several…

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SITTIG, Ernst

SITTIG, Ernst. Berlin 1.2.1887 — Tübingen 25.12.1955. German Linguist and Classical Scholar. Professor in Tübingen. Educated in Berlin, studies at Jena, Berlin and Halle. Ph.D. 1911 Halle. In WW I served in the decipherment department of the army and in 1919-24 continued same work in Foreign Ministry. PD 1923 Berlin,…

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SCHMITT, Alfred

SCHMITT, Alfred. Rixdorf (Berlin) 1.4.1888 — Munich 1.1.1976. German IE Linguist. Born in a Herrnhutian (Moravian) family, educated in Niesky and Liegnitz. Studied theology at Moravian Seminary in Gnadenfeld and became teacher. Served in WW I and was war prisoner in France. In 1919 began studies of classics, Germanistics and Romanistics…

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