ASTI VERA, Armando

ASTI VERA, Armando. Buenos Aires 25.6.1914 — Ibid. 3.2.1972. Argentinian scholar of Religion. Ph.D. Founder (in the late 1960s) and director of the Centro de Estudios de Religiones y Filosofías del Oriente in the Departe­mento de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Started in 1970 teaching Sanskrit…

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STEPANOV, Gurij (Aleksej Ivanovič St.)

STEPANOV, Gurij (Aleksej Ivanovič St.). Čeboksary 3.10.1880 — Gorkij 1.11.1937. Russian Ecclesiastic, Mongolian and Tibetan Scholar. Archimandrit, then Archbishop of Russian Orthodox Church. After Kazan Seminary studied 1902-06 at Kazan Spiritual Academy (cand. theol.). Intending to become missionary concentrated on Mongolian language and Buddhism. In 1909 mag.theol. Docent of Kalmuk…

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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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SZERB, János

SZERB, János. Budapest 7.1.1951 — Vienna 6.10.1988. Hungarian Tibetologist. Studies at Budapest. Ph.D. 1982. In 1984-88 in Ö.A.W, Forschungsstelle für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, in Vienna. Interested in Tibetan history and religion, also including Mongolian Buddhism. Also a poet. Committed suicide. Publications: “Glosses on the Oeuvre of Bla-ma ’Phags-pa: 2.…

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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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SILVERSTONE, Marilyn

SILVERSTONE, Marilyn (Bhikshuni Ngawang Chödrön). London 9.3.1929 — near Kathmandu 28.9.1999. U.S. Photojournalist and Buddhist Nun. Daughter of Murray Silverstone, a film director and the son of Polish immigrant to the U.S.A., for a while working in London. Grew up in Scarsdale NY, graduated from Wellesley College. From 1955 worked…

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SIIGER, Halfdan

SIIGER, Halfdan (Hans Christian Julius Johannes Sophus Halfdan Siiger). Copenhagen 28.7.1911 — Copenhagen 15.12.1999. Danish Ethnologist, Scholar of Religion and Tibetan. Professor in Aarhus. Son of wholesale dealer Hans Christian S. (died 1973) and Julie Fogh (d. 1979). Matriculated from Birkerød in 1929, studies in Copenhagen. Cand. theol. 1936, mag.…

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NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston

NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston. California 17.3.1908 — Berkeley 15.6.1989. Buddhist Scholar. M.A. Studied Tibetan under Lessing, but never completed his Ph.D. Fl. already 1943 in California. 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;…

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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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SCHÖNWERTH, Sigurd.

SCHÖNWERTH, Sigurd. Munich 9.10.1908 — 24.1.1994. German Bauddha. A Physician. Son of Alfred Schönwerth (1865–1941), a chirurgian. Studied medicine in Munich, degrees 1932 and 1935, specialized in chirurgy and liver diseases. During the war served as military surgeon in France and the Eastern Front, now became interested in Buddhism through…

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