FROLA, Eugenio

FROLA, Eugenio. Montanaro near Turin 27.9.1906 — Turin 6.5.1962. Italian Mathematician interested in Buddhism. Son of Mario Fr. and Maria Pons. Studied engineering at Turin Polytechnic (graduated 1929), then mathematics at Turin university (1933). Assistant, then Professor (incaricato) of mathematics (descriptive geometry) at Turin Polytechnic. From 1940 member of the…

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FERRARI, Alfonsa

FERRARI, Alfonsa. Aquila 1.11.1918 — 1.1.1954. Italian Indologist. Professor in Rome. Grew up in Milano, studied in Rome, graduated in 1941 under Formichi and 1945 under Tucci (Indian religion and philosophy). From 1945 assistente straordinario di sanscrit. In 1946 and 1947-48 further studies of Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit literature in…

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BENNETT, Adrienne A. G

BENNETT, Adrienne A. G. 18?? — 19?? (in the early 1950s she was around 60)). Mrs. Studied mathematics and physics, then changed to painting (several exhibitions in London). Lived 14 years in India and China. In WW II engaged in linguistic work, then turned to Buddhist studies. In 1949-52 Librarian of…

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BABBITT, Irving

BABBITT, Irving. Dayton, Ohio 2.8.1865 — 15.7.1933. U.S. Romance Philologist interested in Pāli. Son of Edwin Dwight B. and Augusta Darling. Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1889, A.M. 1893, 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…

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STEELE, Thomas

STEELE, Thomas. Walton near Brampton, Cumberland 27.5.1834 — Walton 29.12.1895. British Civil Servant in Ceylon. Son of William Steele, a poet. Joined 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.…

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STEINTHAL, Paul

STEINTHAL, Paul. 18?? — 19??. German Indologist. Ph.D in 1881 Leipzig. One P.St., Ph.D., was living in Heidelberg in the 1920s. Publications: Diss. Specimen der Nāyādhammakahā. 84 p. B. 1881. – Edited: Udānaṁ. 8+104 p. L. 1885 (repr. P.T.S. Text Ser. 142). – “Aus den Geschichten früherer Existenzen Buddhas”, Zeitsch.…

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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. Son of Franz S. and Helene Meyer, brother of —> Werner S. Studies of Catholic theology and philosophy at Berlin, Freiburg and Breslau, Ph.D. 1913 Breslau. Ordained priest 1918. PD 1923…

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STRONG, Dawsonne M.

STRONG, Dawsonne Melanchthon. 1841 — 1903. British Colonial Officer interested in Buddhism. Son of Clement Dawsonne Strong and Charlotte Symonds. Served in Bengal Infantry, Major 1879, finally Major-General. Retired, in 1899 living in Edinburgh. Married 1870 Mary Lovisa Smith, six children. Publications: Translated from Persian: Selections from the Bostân of…

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SUMMER, Mary

SUMMER, Mary (nom-de-plume, really Marie [or Louise-Charlotte] Foucaux, née Filon). 1842 — 1902. French Indological Author. 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, William Henry

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. Learned soon Hindī and Marāṭhī and became interpreter.…

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