HONKO, Lauri

HONKO, Lauri Olavi. Hanko 6.3.1932 — Turku 15.7.2002. Finnish Folklorists. Professor in Turku. Son of Svante Honko and Helmi Sofia Starck. Studies at Helsinki, Ph.D. 1959 under M. Haavio. In 1971-97 Professor of Folklore and Religious Studies at Turku, then emeritus. Married 1958 Märta Sjögren (divorce 1988), one son, and Raili…

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HOEK, Albertus Wilhelmus (Bert) van den

HOEK, Albertus Wilhelmus (Bert) van den. Apeldoom 2.9.1951 — Mumbai 1.12.2001. Dutch Anthropologist. After school in Utrecht studied Anthropology and Philosophy at Amsterdam, then at Leiden, where B.A. 1970 and M.A. 1976. Also learned Tamil and Sanskrit (Heesterman). In 1977 further studies under L. Dumont in Paris. In various research positions,  1989-92…

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HELVERT, Lucas Frans van

HELVERT, Lucas Frans van. 1910 — 1999. Father. Dutch Catholic (Premonstratensian) missionary in India. Publications: “Burial Rites of the Gonds”, Anthropos 45, 1950, 209-222. Sources: Stray notes in Internet – no details found.

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HARTOG, Hans

HARTOG, Hans. 19?? — 1995. German Student of Indology. Started studies at Munich (Wüst). Ph.D. 1939 Marburg (Heiler). He was Assistant of Wüst, but eventually left him as Wüst as a Nazi did not appreciate his ideas about sin. Instead, he went to Marburg and turned to theology. Married, son-in-law…

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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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