BUGAULT, Guy

BUGAULT, Guy. St.Coulomb, Bretagne 17.7.1917 — 27.10.2002. French Indologist. Student of Lacombe. Taught at Université de Paris-X-Nanterre, then Professor of Indian and Comparative Philosophy at Paris IV (Sorbonne), retired. Specialist of Indian philosophy, especially Buddhist. Publications: Diss. Le Vijnānavāda selon Paramārtha, d’après la trad. commentée et annotée de trois textes:…

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BAHM, Archie John

BAHM, Archie John. Imlay, Michigan 21/22.8.1907 — Albuquerque 12.3.1996.U.S. Philosopher. Son of John Samuel Bahm and Lena Kohn. B.A. 1929 Albion College, Michigan. BothonWikipedia and Prabook explain that he was “Acting Chair of the University of New Mexico’s Department of Philosophy from 1954 to 1955 and again from 1964 to…

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ARVON, Henri

ARVON, Henri (né Heinz Aptekmann). Bayreuth 9.3.1914 — Antony (Haut-de-Seone) 2.12.1992. French (born German Jew) Historian. Matriculated 1933 from Bayreuth, but could no longer begin studies in Germany. He moved to France with his fiancée and began studies at Strasbourg. In 1937 to military service and obtained French citizenship. After army…

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ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman)

ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman). Odessa (now Ukraina) 25.5.1938 — Boston 25.6.1977. Russian Philosopher and Sociologist in the U.S.A. Son of Benjamin Z., an engineer-economist, and Riva Timaner, a physician. Studied engineering and meteorology in Odessa. In 1962-66 meteorogist of Ašhabad Airport in Turkmenistan. In 1962 befriended with —>…

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ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton

ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton. 1923 — 10.3.1964. Romanian Buddhist and South-East Asian Scholar in France and the U.S.A. Left Romania in 1947, first to Paris. Studies at É.P.H.É. and E.L.O.V. Worked in C.N.R.S. From 1960 Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Oriental Religions at Columbia University in New York. He was ill and…

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SPRUNG, Mervyn

SPRUNG,  George Mervyn Carter. Winnipeg 1913 — Peterborough 5.1.2000. Canadian Buddhist Scholar. Son of Benjamin Franklin Sprung. Studies at Manitoba (B.A.), Toronto (M.A.) and Berlin (Ph.D. 1939). Back in Canada volunteered in army and, speaking fluent German, was taken to intelligence. Colonel. After war worked as army historian, then 1965-79 Professor of…

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PUGLISI PICO, Mario

PUGLISI PICO, Mario. Aci S.Antonio near Catania 31.12.1867 — Parma 11.12.1954. Italian Philosopher, Theologian and Ecumenical Methodist. Professor. Publications: Translated: Consigli ai cattivi poeti, poema Indostanica. Palermo 1891 (Mīr Taqī Mīr’s Ajgarnāma). – Much on Italian (esp. Sicilian) literature, religion, philosophy, etc. Sources: S. Corso, “MPP (1867–1954). Dalla letteratura alla filosofia di Brentano e al…

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MURDOCH, John

MURDOCH, John. Glasgow 22.7.1819 — Madras 10.8.1904. British (Scottish) Missionary in Sri Lanka and India. Son of John and Margret Murdoch, educated in Glasgow. After an unsuccesful attempt as a painter studies at Glasgow. Worked as teacher, in 1844 left for Ceylon. Headmaster of schools in Kandy, but resigned in…

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MATERNOVÁ, Pavla

MATERNOVÁ, Pavla (née Škampová). Prague 6.3.1858 — Prague 19.3.1923. Czech Author, Critic and Translator. Worked as teacher. Publications: Transl. in Czech: Bhagavadgita. 136 p. Klatovy 1920 (probably from English). – Much unrelated to India, translations from English, Russian and Polish. Sources: Long article in *Czech Wikipedia, with photo.

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ANTONESCU, Teohari

ANTONESCU, Teohari. Bucharest 1.9.1866 — Iaşi 11.1.1910. Romanian Historian and Classical Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Petru A. Student of Al. Obolescu, further studies in Paris (diplom of É.P.H.É. 1892, with a study on Greek vase painting), Heidelberg and Berlin. Returned in Romania in 1894, he first taught Greek…

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