SHARPE, Eric John

SHARPE, Eric John. Lancaster 19.9.1933 — Sydney 19.10.2000. British Scholar of Comparative Religion in Australia. Born in a working class family. In his teens became close to Methodist church and began studies at Hartley Victoria College in Manchester to become minister, but turned to History of Religions and was never…

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SCHOTT, Magdalene

SCHOTT, Magdalene Sophie (née Krafft). Barmen, Rheinprovinz 22.3.1899 — 19??. German Student of Indology. After gymnasium in Mannheim studied first medicine at Tübingen, but soon Germanistics at Münster, Berlin, Freiburg and Marburg. From 1928 studies of Indology at Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1935 Heidelberg (under Walleser). Married 1921 architect Hugo Schott, divorce 1922.…

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SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena)

SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena). Fischamend near Vienna 25.9.1897 — Uppsala 16.12.1972. Austrian Scholar of Religious History and Tibetan Iconography in Sweden. Swedish citizen 1927. Daughter of a wealthy mill-owner, Georg Josef Leander Schmid, and Antonia Maria Lindemmer. School and studies in Vienna, one year (1921) in Sweden. Dr.ph. 1922 Vienna…

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RINGBOM, Lars-Ivar

RINGBOM, Lars-Ivar. Turku 23.7.1901 — Turku 21.5.1971. Finnish Art Historian interested in Iranian Mythology. Son of Lars Ivar R., a physician, and Elin Elisabeth Granit. Educated in Turku, also art studies in Dresden. Studies at Helsinki (M.A. 1925, under J. J. Tikkanen) and Åbo Akademi (Ph.D. 1935). From 1925 taught…

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RHODE, Johann Gottlieb

RHODE, Johann Gottlieb.1762 — 23.8.1827. German Literate, Teacher and Dramaturge. Studies at Helmstedt, then worked as tutor in Marienthal, Braunschweig and Estonia. In 1789-97 living in Göttingen, then in Hamburg and soon in Berlin, wrote theatre critics. From 1800 tutor and journalist in Breslau, from 1804 also dramaturge and from…

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PRATT, James B.

PRATT, James Bissett. Elmira NY 22.6.1875 — Williamstown MA 15.1.1944.U.S. Philosopher and Scholar of Religion.  The only child of Daniel Ransom Pratt and Katharine Graham Murdoch. Graduated 1893 from Elmira Free Academy and 1898 from Williams College. Studies at Harvard (M.A. 1899) and Berlin. Ph.D. 1905 Harvard under W. James.…

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POPE, John Van Someren

POPE, John Van Someren. Plymouth 3.1.1850 — London 10.11.1936. British Teacher and Oriental Scholar. Son of —> G. U. Pope. Studies at Cambridge, M.A. Teacher in Calcutta: Professor at Presidency College (1877). Public Inspector of Schools for Eastern Circe (1889 on furlough). Finally Director of Public Instruction in Burma for 17…

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POLOMÉ, Edgar C.

POLOMÉ, Edgar Ghislain Charles. Molenbeck-Saint-Jean near Brussels 31.7.1920 — Houston 11.3.2000. Belgian Linguist in the U.S.A. Professor in Austin, Texas. Son of a Walloon father (Marcel P.) and Flemish mother (Berthe). Studies at Free University Brussels (B.A. 1940) and after war service at Catholic University Louvain (M.A. 1943), learned Sanskrit from Lamotte.…

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POITIERS, Thomas de

POITIERS, Thomas de. 16?? — ?.4.1742. Father. French Capuchin Missionary in India. Arrived in India in the 1690s, in 1715 in Madras. Supérieur of Capuchin missions on Coromandel coast in Pondichérey from before 1733 until death. He was involved in the quarrels between Jesuits and Capuchins. Publications: Le Paganisme des Indiens…

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PHILLIPS, Godfrey E.

PHILLIPS, Godfrey Edward. 4.3.1878 — 29.11.1961/63. Rev. British Missionary in India. Studies at Oxford (Mansfield College), M.A. Worked for London Missionary Society in Bangalore, from 1910 teaching at United Theological College as Professor of Church History. Apparently returned in 1926 and was Professor at Kingsmead College in Birmingham until 1944.…

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