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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SINGER, Milton Borah

SINGER, Milton Borah. Poland 15.7.1912 — New York 5.12.1994, when 82. U.S. Anthropologist of India. Born in a Jewish family in Poland, son of Julius Singer and Esther Greenberg. The family emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1920, settling in Detroit, 1921 naturalized. Studies of psychology (B.A. 1934) and philosophy (M.A.…

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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. Oldenburg in Holstein 24.6.1824 — Potsdam 6.4.1898. German Lay Philosopher interested in Buddhism. Son of pharmacist Johann Andreas S. and Philippine Kregel. Studies of law at Kiel, graduated 1847. Served in various positions in adminstration in Danish Slesvig. After Danish-Prussian war in 1866 entered Prussian service and moved…

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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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RYSIEWICZ, Zygmunt

RYSIEWICZ, Zygmunt. Krosno 5.1.1911 — Warsaw 14.4.1954. Polish Indologist and Linguist. From 1929 studies of Polish, Slavics and philosophy at Jan Kasimir University, Lwów, student of Kuryłowicz. In 1936-45 at Lwów, then moved to Cracow. In 1947-48 further studies in Paris under Renou, Bloch and Benveniste. From 1949 taught comparative…

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ROVIRALTA BORREL, José

ROVIRALTA BORREL, José. 1856 — 1926. Spanish Physician and Theosophist. In 1889 he was one of the founders of Sociedade Teosófica da Espanha. Publications: Translated: El Bhagavad Gita (Canto del Señor): Diálogos entre Krishna y Arjuna, Príncipe de la India. Barcelona 1896 (not from original); Goethe: Fausto, and other classics…

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