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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WESSELSKI, Albert

WESSELSKI, Albert. Vienna 3.9.1871 — Prague 2.2.1939. Austrian Folklorist in Czechoslovakia. Studied philosophy, but switched to engineering. In 1902-06 worked in Graz, but then turned to journalism. In 1919-35 Chief Editor of Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia in Prague. Honorary Ph.D. 1931 Prague. PD 1935 Graz, lost his habilitation on racial grounds…

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STRENG, Frederick John

STRENG, Frederick John. Seguin, Texas 1933 — Dallas 21.6.1993 (when 59). U.S. Scholar of Religion. Son of a Lutheran minister. Studies at Texas Lutheran College (B.A.), Southern Methodist Uni­versity (M.A.) and University of Chicago (B.Div.), also at Benares Hindu Uni­ver­sity. Ph.D. 19?? University of Chicago. From 1966 teaching at Southern…

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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. Youthful interest in occultism led him to Tibetology. Studied Chinese in Berlin, in 1933 fled to France and studied in Paris Sinology under Granet, Mauss and Maspéro, then…

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SINGER, Milton Borah

SINGER, Milton Borah. Poland 15.7.1912 — N.Y. 5.12.1994, when 82. U.S. Anthropologist of India. Born in a Jewish family in Poland, soon emigrated to the U.S.A. From 1920 in Detroite, 1921 naturalized. Studies of psychology (B.A. 1934) and philosophy (M.A. 1936) ant University of Texas in Austin. Ph.D. 1940 Chicago…

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NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston

NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston. California 17.3.1908 — Berkeley 15.6.1989. U.S. Buddhist Scholar. M.A. Studied Tibetan under Lessing, but never completed his Ph.D. Taught Japanese as Lecturer at Universities of Colorado (Boulder, during war) and Berkeley. Publications: “Pradakshina, a Buddhist form of obeisance”, W. Popper Vol. 1951, 345-354; “Pushpa-pūjā, Flower Offering in…

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SCHULTZE, Theodor

SCHULTZE, Theodor. 1824 — 1898 (when 74). German Lay Philosopher interested in Buddhism. Ober-presidialrat. In Danish service, after Danish-Prussian war living in Berlin. Publications: Transl. Das Dhammapada. Aus dem Englischen von Max Müller. Lp. 1885; Buddhas Leben und Wirken. Nach der chinesischen Bearbeitung Açvaghoshas Buddha-Carita und deren Übersetzung in das…

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SCALIGERO, Massimo

SCALIGERO, Massimo (nom-de-plume of Antonio Massimo Sgabelloni). Veroli 17.9.1906 — Rome 26.1.1980. Italian Esoterist (Follower of Evola) and Steinerian. Journalist in Rome, no scholar. Publications: As a friend of Tucci he was the editor of the E & W in 1970-78 wrote some articles and numerous reviews in it, e.g.…

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SANGERMANO, Vincentius.

SANGERMANO, Vincentius. Arpino 1758 — Livorno (?) 1819. Father. Italian Barnabite Missionary in Burma, a Scholar of Pāli and Burmese. Sent to Burma in 1782. After brief stay in Ava worked long time in Rangoon as Principal of a missionary school. He knew well Burmese and Pāli and translated a…

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