ZILBERMAN, David B.

ZILBERMAN, David B. (David Beniaminovič Zil’berman). Odessa (now Ukraina) 25.5.1938 — Boston 25.6.1977. Russian (Ukrainian?) 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. Born in a family of Jewish intellectuals. 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…

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SPRUNG, Mervyn

SPRUNG,  George Mervyn Carter. Winnipeg 1913 — Peterborough, Ontario 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…

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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 (in Florence?). 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…

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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 at Glasgow High School. After an unsuccesful attempt as a painter studies at Glasgow. Worked as teacher, in 1844 left for Ceylon. Headmaster of schools in Kandy, but…

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HARRIS, William Henry

HARRIS, William Henry. Wann, Oklahoma 28.6.1922 — 28.10.1966. U.S. Scholar of Religion and Philosophy. Studies at Bethany Nazarene College (B.A.), then Catholic theology and philosophy at Boston University (B.Theol., Ph.D.). In 1948-56 taught at University of Arkansas. In 1953-54 studied as Fulbright Scholar at Madras University under T. M. P.…

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FERRARI, Alfonsa

FERRARI, Alfonsa. Aquila 1.11.1918 — 1.1.1954. Italian Indologist. Professor in Rome. Grew up in Milano, studied in Rome, graduated in 1941 under Formichi and 1945 under Tucci (Indian religion and philosophy). From 1945 assistente straordinario di sanscrit. In 1946 and 1947-48 further studies of Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit literature in…

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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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VELJAČIĆ, Čedomil (Ñāṇajīvaka)

VELJAČIĆ, Čedomil (Ñāṇajīvaka). Zagreb 18.6.1915 — California 28.12.1997. Croatian Classical Scholar, Philosopher, and Bauddha. Born in a Croatian Catholic family, son of a court secretary. Studied philosophy at Zagreb (B.A. 1939) and became teacher, soon director of gymnasium in Vis island. From 1944 member of the new Yugoslavian representation in…

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STRENG, Frederick J.

STRENG, Frederick John. Seguin, Texas 30.9.1933 — Dallas 21.6.1993 (when 59). U.S. Scholar of Religion. Son of a Lutheran minister, Adolph C. Streng, and Elizabeth M. Hein. Studies at Texas Lutheran College (B.A. 1955), Southern Methodist Uni­versity (M.A. 1956) and University of Chicago (B.Div. 1960, under Eliade et al.), also…

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