ESSIGMANN, Alois

ESSIGMANN, Alois. Vienna 4.5.1878 — Vienna 3.3.1937. Austrian Author. In 1897 joined the army, but finally had to resign because of hearing defect in 1908. In 1912-17 worked in Austro-Hungarian consulate in Berlin. Then worked as free journalist and author. Married Ida Therese Gesekus, one son. Publications: Sagen und Märchen…

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COURT, Henry

COURT, Henry. 1??? — 1???. British Colonial Officer in India. Major. There were at least three Major Henry Courts, father (1783–1874), son (Ripley, Surrey 18.5.1822 – Eton, Berkshire 30.5.1891, in 1861 Commissioner in Meerut) and grandson (Dinapore 10.5.1843 – Croydon, Surrey 1892). The eldest is certainly not possible, but I…

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CANALEJAS, Francisco de Paula

CANALEJAS, Francisco de Paula. Lucena 2.4.1834 — Madrid 4.5.1883. Spanish Scholar of Literature interested in Indo-European. Studies at Madrid, graduated in humanities 1856, in law 1857, Ph.D. 1858. In 1860-62 Professor of Literature at Valladolid, then eo. Professor at Madrid. Also worked as advocate. Attended Garcia Ayuso’s Sanskrit classes in…

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WESSELSKI, Albert

WESSELSKI, Albert. Vienna 3.9.1871 — Prague 2.2.1939. Austrian Journalist and Folklorist in Czechoslovakia. son of gymnasium professor Franz W. and Franziska Reinkenhof. Studied philosophy, but switched to engineering. In 1902-06 worked in Graz, but then turned to journalism. Worked in Salzburg and Innsbruck. In 1919-35 Chief Editor of the Deutsche Zeitung…

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WEÖRES, Sándor

WEÖRES, Sándor. Szombathely 22.6.1913 — 22.1.1989. Hungarian Poet and Translator. Son of elder S.W. and Mária Blaskovich. Published his first poems as a teenager. Studies at Pécs University, Ph.D. in aesthetics. In 1937 visited Philippines, Vietnam and India. During WW II in compulsory labour duty, but not in war. Then…

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VYHNIS, Čeněk (Vincenz)

VYHNIS, Čeněk (Vincenz). Kostelec nad Labem 8.10.1842 — Prague 23.3.1897. Czech Schoolteacher interested in Indology. Studies in 1864-67 at Prague classics and philosophy, also Sanskrit under Ludwig. Worked as gymnasium professor, finally in Prague. Died of tuberculosis. His Vikramorvaśīya translation remained manuscript. Publications: “Průpovědi Bhartrhariho”, Květy – Česká včela 1865-66,…

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SZERB, János

SZERB, János. Budapest 7.1.1951 — Vienna 6.10.1988. Hungarian Tibetologist. Son of Dr. Antal Szerb and Klára Bálint. Studies at Budapest. Ph.D. 1982. In 1984-88 in Ö.A.W, Forschungsstelle für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, in Vienna. Interested in Tibetan history and religion, also including Mongolian Buddhism. Also a poet. Publications: “Glosses on…

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STEIN, Rolf Alfred

STEIN, Rolf Alfred. Schwetz (now Świecie, Poland) 13.6.1911 — Paris 9.10.1999. French (born German Jew) Sinologist and Tibetan Scholar. Professor in Paris. In 1919 the family moved to Berlin. Youthful interest in occultism led him to Tibetology. Studied Chinese in Berlin (diplom 1933), in April 1933 fled to France and…

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SMÉKAL, Odolen

SMÉKAL, Odolen. Olomouc 18.8.1928 — Prague 17.6.1998 (or 13.6.). Czech Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of Václav Martin Smékal and Anežka Smičková. Matriculated from gymnasium in Kroměříž.Studies at Charles University in Prague (Pořízka), matriculated 1952. Ph.D. in Hindi. From 1954 taught Hindi at Charles University. In 1993-96 diplomat in New Delhi.…

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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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