SCHMIDT, Richard

SCHMIDT, Johann Wilhelm Richard. Aschersleben 29.1.1866 — Münster/Westfalen 15.11.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Münster. Son of a teacher. After school in Eisleben studied in 1886-90 at Halle (Pischel, Geldner). Ph.D. 1890 Halle. Eight years in Eisleben, probably as teacher. PD 1898 Halle, in 1904-10 also Librarian of D.M.G. In 1910 moved…

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SCHMIDT, József

SCHMIDT, József. Vác 24.12.1868 — Budapest 1.10.1933. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of a house-painter, studied at Budapest under Mayr. In 1899-1908 worked as schoolteacher. In 1908-10 Docent and in 1910-20 Professor of comparative IE linguistics at Budapest (succeeding Mayr). In 1919 he worked in the Ministry of Education…

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RÜCKERT, Friedrich

RÜCKERT, Friedrich. Schweinfurt 16.5.1788 — Neusess bei Coburg, Franken 31.1.1866. German Poet, Translator, Oriental Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Berlin. Son of Johann Adam R. (1763–1831), a lawyer, and Maria Barbara Schoppach (1766–1835). After gymnasium in Schweinfurt (1802–05) studies of law, languages and literature at Würzburg (1805-09) and…

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ROSENBAUM, Ernst

ROSENBAUM, Ernst (nom-de-plume Dr. Ernst Roenau). 1888 — 1938?. Austrian Translator. Dr.iuris. Worked in graphic industry and translated narrative literature as E. Roenau (apparently adapted for children). Publications: Ein Sanskritmärchen nacherzählt. 79 p. Vienna & Lp. 1918 (not really from Sanskrit, but one of the fictions of F. W. Bain).…

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REMPIS, Christian Herrnhold

REMPIS, Christian Herrnhold. 18.8.1901 — 4.6.1972. German Iranian and Persian Scholar. Professor in Tübingen. In 1921-32 worked as schoolteacher, then studies at Tübingen and Berlin. Ph.D. 1937 Berlin. PD from 1944 at Tübingen, in 1950-69 apl. Professor (für Iranistik und Islamwissenschaft) there. Also interested in Pahlavi. Publications: Diss. on Persian…

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PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič.

PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič. Smolensk gub. 13.1.1855 — Melbourne 16.12.1894. Russian Diplomat and former Student of Indology. Son of Dmitrij Aleksandrovič P. After studies worked in Ministry of Education and in 1885 entered diplomatic career as secretary at the Russian embassy in Bucharest, then for a while in Odessa. In 1893 sent…

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POPLEY, Herbert Arthur

POPLEY, Herbert Arthur. Richmond, Surrey 1878 — Coonoor, India 9.5.1960. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist in India, specialized in Classical Tamil Literature. Studies at Hackney College (B.A.). Ordained priest 1901 and left to India as London Missionary Society’s missionary. Worked in Erode, founding Community Training School there. In 1921 moved…

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PETROV, A. A.

PETROV, Aleksandr Andreevič. 176? — St.Petersburg 1793. Russian translator, friend of —> Karamzin. Probably born in the beginning of the 1760s. From c. 1780 contributed articles to various Russian journals. Living in Moscow, from 1791 in St.Petersburg. In many works he showed his inclination to mysticism. Author of the first incomplete…

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PEROGLIO, Celestino

PEROGLIO, Celestino. Palestro 1824 — Bologna 1909. Italian Historian, interested in Indian Literature. Taught history and geography at technical school in Vercelli (founded by himself in 1854) and finally at University of Bologna. A Garibaldian nationalist and a freemason (grand master of Grande Oriente d’Italia). Publications: Del principio della nazionalità…

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PERINI, Osvaldo

PERINI, Osvaldo. Verona (?) 1826 — 1890. Italian Journalist, Author, Historian and Translator interested in Sanskrit Literature. In 1849 expelled as a nationalist from Verona by Austrian government, worked as teacher in Breno near Brescia, and, after a while in Lugano, in other Lombardian towns, in 1853-62 in Torino and…

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