BABBITT, Irving

BABBITT, Irving. Dayton, Ohio 2.8.1865 — 15.7.1933. U.S. Romance Philologist interested in Pāli. Parents Edwin Dwight B. and Augusta Darling. Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1889, A.M. 1993, including Sanskrit), also studies in Paris 1891-92 (Pāli and Buddhism at E.P.H.E.). Instructor in Romance Languages at Williams College 1893-94, then at Harvard:…

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STEELE, Thomas

STEELE, Thomas. Walton near Brampton, Cumberland 27.5.1834 — 1895. British Civil Servant in Ceylon. Son of William Steele, a poet. Jouned the Ceylon service in 1856. Worked in Kurunegala, Galle and Kandy, then Assistant Government Agent in Hambantota (1869 there). Translator, after retirement in 1876 lived in Carlisle, Cumberland. Married…

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STEINTHAL, Paul

STEINTHAL, Paul. 18?? — 19??. German Indologist. Ph.D in 1881 Leipzig. Publications: diss. Specimen der Nāyādhammakahā. 84 p. B. 1881. – edited: Udāna. 8+104 p. L. 1885 (repr. P.T.S. Text Ser. 142). – “Aus den Geschichten früherer Existenzen Buddhas”, Zeitsch. für vgl. Lit.gesch. N.F. 6, 1893, 106-121; 7, 1894, 296-310;…

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SCHULEMANN, Günther

SCHULEMANN, Günther. Neisse/Schlesien (now Nysa in Poland) 26.8.1889 — Dresden 15.6.1964. German Philosopher and Buddhist Scholar. Professor in Breslau. Brother of —> Werner S. Studies of theology and philosophy at Berlin, Freiburg and Breslau, Ph.D. 1913 Breslau. Ordained priest 1918. PD 1923 Breslau. From 1930 nb. ao. Professor of Philosophy…

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STRONG, D. M.

STRONG, Dawsonne Melanchthon. 1841 — 19??. British Officer interested in Buddhism. Major-General, retired from Indian army, in 1899 living in Edinburgh. C.B. Publications: The Metaphysic of Christianity and Buddhism: A Symphony. 15+128 p. L. 1899. – Translated: Selections from the Bostân od Sâdi. 18??; Udāna or the Solemn Utterances of…

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SUMMER, Mary

SUMMER, Mary (nom-de-plume, really Marie [?] Louise-Charlotte Foucaux, née Filon). 1842 — 1902. French Indological Authoress. Daughter of Auguste Filon, a historian, wife of —> Ph. Ed. Foucaux. Married in 1862 (one source claims 1859), lived with her husband in Paris. Publications: Les religieuses bouddhistes, depuis Sakya Mouni jusqu’à nos…

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SYKES, W. H.

SYKES, William Henry. near Bradford, Yorkshire 25.1.1790 — London 16.6.1872. British Colonial Officer in India, with wide scholarly interests. Son of Samuel Sykes, an estate owner. Entered as cadet in 1803, Lieutenant in Bombay Army 1805, participated in the siege of Bharatpur. Learnt soon Hindī and Marāṭhī. Captain 1819, traveled…

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STEINKE, Martin (Tao Chuen)

STEINKE, Martin (Tao Chuen / Tao Chün / Dao Jun Zhi Ming). Potsdam 23.1.1882 — Igersheim 29.8.1966. German Bauddha. Studied economics and founded his own bank which he directed until 1933. In 1922 founded Gemeinde um Buddha and edited its journal in 1922-32. In 1933-34 in China, obtained Mahāyana ordination…

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SCHOMERUS, Hilko Wiardo

SCHOMERUS, Hilko Wiardo. Marienkate/Ostfriesland 7.1.1879 — Halle 13.11.1945. German Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar). In India 1902-12, Professor in Halle. Son of a physician, school in Emden. Educated in Emden and at missionary seminary in Leipzig, left for India in 1902. From 1905 worked in Erode. In 1912 he came…

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SCHOTT, Wilhelm

SCHOTT, Wilhelm Christian. Mainz 3.9.1807 — Berlin 21.1.1889. German Fenno-Ugric and Central Asian Scholar, and Sinologist. Son of a merchant. Started as Theologian at Giessen in 1819-21, but soon switched to Oriental languages and studied them at Halle, first Arabic (Ph.D. 1823), soon also intetesred in Chinese. PD 1826 Halle,…

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