RHYS, Ernest Percival

RHYS, Ernest Percival. Islington, London 17.6.1859 — London 25.5.1946. British Publisher and Poet. Son of John Rees (as he wrote it) of Wales and Emma Percival. The family moved soon to Carmarthen (Wales), where the father worked as wine seller, and 1865 to Newcastle. After school there he became an apprentice…

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RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden (born W. R. Shedden). London 4.4.1828 — London 6.8.1889. British Author, Translator and Russian Philologist. Son of William Patrick Ralston Shedden, a wealthy merchant who had long been in Calcutta, and Frances Sophia Browne. In 1846-50 studies of law at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A.). He was called…

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PETRIČ, Stanco

PETRIČ, Stanco. 1??? — 1923. Yugoslavian (Slovenian) Student. Died as a second year student of comparative linguistics at Ljubljana, but had even earlier studied Sanskrit on his own. Publications: Translated into Slovenian: “‘Savitri: Zmagoslavje zakonske zvestobe’. (Odlomek iz Mahabharate.) Iz staroindijščine prevedel”, Mladika 4, 1923, 329-332, 369-370, 407-410, 447-448. Sources: *T.D., Mladika 5, 1924, 154; *Vlasta Pacheiner…

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PERCIVAL, Peter

PERCIVAL, Peter. Prestwich, Lancashire 24.7.1803 — Yercaud 11.7.1882. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar) in Sri Lanka and India. Son of Peter and Jane P. In 1826 Wesleyan Methodist Mission sent him to Jaffna, worked there until 1829 and after a few years in Bengal in 1832-51 as Principal…

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NELL, Louis

NELL, Louis. Colombo 26.11.1830 — Chiswick, Middlesex 17.5.1922. British (of Burgher background) Lawyer in Sri Lanka. Son of George N. and Maria Elizabeth Conderlag. Crown counsel of Ceylon. Retired in 1893, travelled in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Four times (?) married, 14 children. Publications: In JRAS-CB: “An Introductory Paper on the Investigation…

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MÖHRKE, Edwin

MÖHRKE, Edwin. 1??? — 1960?. German Student of Indology. In 1923 he was student of philology at Marburg (joined D.M.G.). Ph.D. 1933? Königsberg. In 1934 living in Berlin (again joined D.M.G.). Possibly turned into a journalist (press articles in 1937/48). Dr. EM, a journalist, died in 1959/60. Publications: Diss. Vallabhadeva’s Commentar zu…

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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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MARSHALL, George Turnbull

MARSHALL, George Turnbull. Calcutta 13.12.1803 — at sea, St.Ives Bay, Cornwall 10.12.1854. British Colonial Officer in India. Arrived c. 1830. Major 1846. In 1838-52 Secretary of the College of Fort William in Calcutta (the last holder of this office before the closing of the College), in 1839-40 also of Sanskrit College.…

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MANUEL, Thomas Philip

MANUEL, Thomas Philip. 1??? — 1???. A person who seems to defy all attempt of identification. The short preface to his 1860 book is signed at Hooghly College. One Th.Ph.M., aged 31, died 23.12.1867. He is said to have been regular contributor to the Bengal Catholic Herald. Publications: The Khirud-Ufroz. Translated from the…

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KEPHALLENOS, Andreas N.

KEPHALLENOS, Andreas N. (Ανδρέας Ν. Κεφαλληνός).Corfu 1856 — 19??. Greek. After school in Corfu, studies at Florence and Munich (now also Sanskrit). Ph.D. Munich. Then worked in the administration and politics in Corfu. In 1910 M.P. for Corfu. In his translations he used Dimotiki, which was then still rather exceptional.…

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