FINCKH, Elisabeth

FINCKH, Elisabeth (née Wirth). Würzburg 23.8.1912 — Bremen 23.1.1993.German Physician interested in Tibetan Medicine. Dr.med. Worked as physician in Hamburg. In 1962 studied Tibetan medicine in Dharamsala under Yeshi Donden and others. Married Ulrich Finckh, five children. Publications: Grundlagen tibetischer Heilkunde. Nach dem Buche rGyud bźi. Band 1. 107 p. Uelzen 1975,…

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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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BILLARD, Roger

BILLARD, Roger. Puteaux (Paris) 29.12.1922 — Mennecy near Paris 30.12.2000. French Indologist. He was of modest origin and had to work after school, but the post in Oriental bookshop Adrien Maisonneuve led him to studies and he soon entered É.L.O.V. Studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Khmer, Arabic and Chinese. In 1945-51 worked…

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AINSLIE, Whitelaw

AINSLIE, Whitelaw. Duns, Berwickshire 17.2.1767 — London 29.4.1836. British Physician in India. Son of Robert A. and Catharine Whitelaw. Joined the E.I.C. medical service in 1788 as Assistant Surgeon, and served in Madras. Surgeon 1794, Superintending Surgeon 1810, retired in 1815 and returned to England. Wrote on the cholera, on fever,…

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WOEPCKE (Woepke), Franz

WOEPCKE (Woepke), Franz. Dessau 6.5.1826 — Paris 25.3.1864, when 37. German Orientalist (Arabic Scholar) and Historian of Mathematics in France. Son of a postmaster, educated in Dessau. From 1843 studies of mathematics at Berlin. Ph.D. 1847 Berlin. Now studied Arabic at Bonn under Freytag. PD 1850 Bonn. In 1850 moved…

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WISE, Thomas Alexander

WISE, Thomas Alexander. Dundee 13.6.1802 (?) — Norwood, London 23.7.1889. British (Scottish) Physician in India. Son of Thomas Wise, also a physician. Graduated in medicine, Edinburgh 1824. In 1827-51 in Indian Medical Service, soon became interested in Āyurveda. He studied Sanskrit and achieved an extensive collection of artefacts illustrating the…

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WILKINSON, Lancelot

WILKINSON, Lancelot. Crosby-Ravensworth, Cumbria 22.6.1805 — Sehore 13.11.1841. British Scholar of Astronomy in India. Came to India as a writer around 1822 and joined Bombay C.S. From 1824 Assistant to Collector of Southern Konkan, from 1826 Assistant Resident in Nagpore and from 1836 until his death Political Agent in Bhopal. Little…

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GROHMANN, Virgil

GROHMANN, Joseph Virgil. Hainspach/Haňšpach (Bez. Schluckenau, now Šluknov in Czech) 12.12.1831 — Prague 12.10.1919. Bohemian Teacher interested in Philology. Studies of philology at Prague, Ph.D. there 1857. In 1856-63 Professor at Prager Handelsakademie, from 1866 Director of Leitmeritzer Oberrealschule in Litoměřice. From 1869 Referent of Landeschulrat. Publications: Aberglauben und Gebräuche…

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GLEHN, Edmund Theophil de (von)

GLEHN, Edmund Theophil de (von). Reval (Tallinn) 3.1.1800 — Ibid. 20.1.1884. Baltic German Physician interested in India. Son of Peter von Glehn, a merchant, and Mary/Margaretha Elisabeth Clayhills. Dr.med. Worked as Court Medicus for the Czar in St.Petersburg and collaborated with —> R. Lenz. Married Emilie Auguste Rosenbaum, seven children,…

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FILLIOZAT, Jean

FILLIOZAT, Jean. Paris 4.11.1906 — Paris 27.10.1982. French Indologist. Professor in Paris. Son of a physician, educated in Paris (Lycée Henri IV and Louis le Grand). After studies of medicine in Paris (Dr. med. 1930) he practised as ophthalmologist until 1947. But he became early interested in India and studied…

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