NESFIELD, John Collinson

NESFIELD, John Collinson. Stratton St.Margaret, Wiltshire 14.8.1836 — Ealing 28.6.1919. British Teacher in India. Son of a cleric, Robert Carles N., and Eleanor Dale Collinson. Educated at Highgate Grammar School, teacher there 1859-64. Studies at Merton College, Oxford, B.A. 1860. M.A. 1862. Curate in Highgate, 1867 entered Indian service, first in…

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MACMUNN, George Fletcher

MACMUNN, George Fletcher. Chelsea 24.8.1869 — Sackville College, East Grinstead 23.8.1952. Sir. British (Scottish) Officer and Historian. Born in a soldier family, son of John Alexander M. and Charlotte Edith Matthias. Educated at Kensington Grammar School, from 1888 at Royal Military Academy. In 1891 Lieutenant of Royal Artillery in India, served…

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MAYERS, William Frederick

MAYERS, William Frederick. Tasmania 7.1.1831 — Shanghai 24.3.1878. British Diplomat in China. Son of Rev. Michael John M., colonial chaplain in Tasmania. Grew up in Marseille, where his father was now consulate chaplain. After a few years as journalist in New York, from 1859 served as interpreter in China, then…

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MANDELBAUM, David Goodman

MANDELBAUM, David Goodman. Chicago 22.8.1911 — Berkeley 19.4.1987. U.S, Anthropologist. Studies at Northwestern University (B.A. 1932). Ph.D. 1936 Yale, under E. Sapir. After a short time at University of Minnesota in war service in South-East Asia. From 1946 Associate Professor, then Professor and chairman of Anthropology Dept. at University of…

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OL’DENBURG, Sergeij Fedorovič

OL’DENBURG, Sergej Fedorovič (Serge d’Oldenbourg). Bjankino, Zabajkal’skoj obl. (now Tšita obl., Nerčinsk. raion) 14.(26.)9.1863 — 28.2.1934. Russian Indologist and Art Historian. Professor and Academician in St.Petersburg/ Leningrad. Son of an officer. Matriculated in 1881, was already interested in India and started studies at St.Petersburg: Sanskrit (Minaev), Persian and Arabic (Rosen…

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MUS, Paul

MUS, Paul Léon Joseph. Bourges 1.6.1902 — Murs, Vaucluse 9.8.1969. French Art Historian, Sociologist and Indologist. Professor in Paris. Son of a protestant couple of teachers, in 1907 the family moved to Hanoi. Studies in Paris under Lévi, Mauss, Pelliot, etc., of Sanskrit, Chinese, Pāli, Tibetan and Thai. In 1927…

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MÜLLER, Herbert

MÜLLER, Herbert. 1885 — 1966. German Sinologist, Lawyer, Journalist and Art Dealer. Dr.jur. 1909 Berlin (or Bonn?), with Indian theme. Also studied Chinese. Employed by Berlin Völkerkundemuseum he went in 1912 to China to collect archaeological and ethnographical objects. He was back in Germany and participated in WW I, but…

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MENANT, Delphine

MENANT, Delphine. Cherbourg 1850 — 19??. Mlle. French Iranian Scholar. Daughter of the Assyriologist —> Joachim M. Studied under Darmesteter. Ph.D. She worked from 1900 in Musée Guimet, as “chargée de mission dans l’Inde”, where she travelled, together with her mother, in 1900–01, studying Parsis in Bombay and Gujarat. Her…

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MACKINTOSH, James

MACKINTOSH, James. Aldourie near Inverness 24.10.1765 — London 30.5.1832. Sir. British (Scottish) Lawyer, Statesman and Historian, Civil Servant in India. Son of Captain John M. and Marjory Macgillivray, educated at Fortrose and at King’s College of Aberdeen University, then studied medicine in Edinburgh and obtained his diploma in 1787. He…

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LE BON, Gustave

LE BON, Gustave. Nogent-le-Rotrou (Eure-et-Loir) 7.12.1842 — Paris 13.12.1931. French Sociologist and Anthropologist. Son of Jean-Marie Charles Le Bon, an official of Bretor ancestry, and Annette Tétiot Desmarlinais. Educated in Tours, from 1860 studies in Paris. Dr.med. 1866 Paris. Instead of work as a physician he turned to writing, first…

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