HAPPEL, Julius

HAPPEL, Julius. 1843 — 19??. German. Lutheran priest in Bützow, 1884 moved to Heubach. He wrote about religions in order to show the superiority of Christianity. Publications: Die Anlage des Menschen zur Religion, vom gegenwärtigen Standpunkten der Völkerkunde aus. Haarlem 1877; other books on religion. – Die altchinesische Reichsreligion vom Standpunkte der…

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HÄUSLER, H.

HÄUSLER, H. 18?? — 19??. Father. Benedictine, from Prague. In 1911 residing in Jerusalem. Publications: Wrote on Palestinian antiquity. – “Streiflichter in die Urreligion der arischen Inder”, Anthropos 6, 1911, 179-207. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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HAENISCH, Erich

HAENISCH, Erich. Berlin 27.8.1880 — Stuttgart 21.12.1966. German Sinologist and Mongolist. Professor. Son of an attorney, educated in Berlin. In 1899-1903 studied Chinese, Mongolian and Manchu at Berlin (W. Grube, also listened to Pischel and J. Oppert), Ph.D. 1904. In 1904-11 in China, teaching at military schools in Wuchang and…

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GRANT, Sara

GRANT, Sara. Shrewsbury 19.12.1922 — 2002. British Missionary and Indologist. Born of Scottish parents in England, educated in a convent in Brighton, converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of 19. After war studied classics at Oxford. She went to India as missionary in 1956 (member of the Sacred Heart…

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GEHRICH, Georg

GEHRICH, Georg. 18?? — 19??. German Priest interested in Oriental Religions. Pastor in Stellichte (Hannover). Publications: Translated Cumont’s, Pettazzonis and Tiele’s works into German (1895/1909). – “Zur Frage nach dem Alter des Avesta”, Archiv f. Rel.wiss. 1, 1898, 337-360. Sources: Internet is full of references to his translations (one briefly mentioning his position),…

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GALLAUD DE LA PÉROUSE, Marie

GALLAUD DE LA PÉROUSE, Marie. 19.3.1867 — Neuilly 22.12.1945. French Sculptress, Author and Traveller. Daughter of railway engineer Charles G. and his wife Julie. Frst exhibition as sculptress in 1890. Visited South and East Asia, even Tibet in disguise, and took many photographs. Her 1931 book is a popular book, compiled from…

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EXEM, Albert van

EXEM, Albert van. 1918 — 1994. S.J. Father. Belgian Missionary and Anthropologist in India. From 1946 worked 17 years among Muṇḍas. Fluent in Muṇḍari. Publications: “Haram and Singbonga. The Concept of the Supreme Being According to Munda Mythology”, P. Ponette (ed.), The Munda World. Ranchi 1978, 81-115. – The Religious System…

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EMMERICK, Ronald E.

EMMERICK, Ronald Eric. Sydney 9.3.1937 — Hamburg 31.8.2001. Australian Indologist, Tibetan and Iranian (Khotan Saka) scholar in the U.K. and Germany. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Eric Steward E., a builder, and Myrtle Caroline Smith. After school in Sydney studied in 1955-59 Classics, French and German at Sydney (B.A. 1959,…

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DROWER, Ethel Stefana

DROWER, Ethel Stefana (née E. St. Stevens). London 1.12.1879 — 27.1.1972.Lady. British Autodidact Oriental Scholar and Anthropologist in Iraq.  Daughter of a clergyman. Married 1911 with Sir Edwin Drower, who was judicial adviser in Iraq in 1921-46. They had one daughter. Drower’s main line of study was the Mandaean religion. The…

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DIMOCK, Edward C., Jr.

DIMOCK, Edward Cameron, Jr. Roslindale, Boston 18.3.1929 — Centerville, Barnstable, MA 11.1.2001. U.S. Indologist, specialist of Bengali. Professor in Chicago. Educated at Roxbury, studies at Yale (B.A. 1950) and Harvard (S.T.B. 1953), ordained priest 1954. First studied architecture. Further S.T.M. 1954, Ph.D. 1959 Harvard (Ingalls). Taught at University of Chicago: 1959-61…

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