STACHE-ROSEN, Valentina

STACHE-ROSEN, Valentina (née Rosen). Copenhagen 28.4.1925 — München-Grafing 20.10.1980. German Indologist. Daughter of Georg R., a diplomat, and Agnes Klipfel,granddaughter of —> Fr. Rosen. In 1933-37 living in Beijing (then Peiping), then at school in Berlin, from 1942 in Arbeitsdienst. In 1944 started studies at Göttingen: Chinese, Sanskrit and English.…

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SPIEGEL, Friedrich (von)

SPIEGEL, Ludwig Friedrich Ernst (1880 von Sp.). Kitzingen near Würzburg 11.7.1820 — Munich 15.12.1905. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Erlangen. Matriculated from Ansbach, began 1839 studies of theology at Erlangen, but soon moved to Sanskrit and other Oriental languages under Rückert, then also at Leipzig (Brockhaus, Arabic under Fleischer) and…

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SPEYER, Jacob Samuel

SPEYER, Jacob Samuel (Speijer). Amsterdam 20.12.1849 — Leiden 1.11.1913. Dutch Indologist. Professor in Amsterdam, Groningen and Leiden. Born in a Jewish family, son of the elder J. S. Sp. and Elizabet Calisch. Educated in Amsterdam, studied classics at Athenaeum there, then Sanskrit at Leiden (under Kern). Ph.D. 1872 Leiden. In 1873-79…

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SOPER, Alexander Coburn, III.

SOPER, Alexander Coburn, III. Chicago 18.2.1904 — Rosemont PA 13.1.1993. U.S. Art Historian. Son of Alexander Coburn Soper Jr. and Bertha Dunlop. Graduated B.A. 1925 from Hamilton College and studied architecture at Princeton (M.A. 1929). For a while living in Japan. Ph.D. 1944 in Art History, Princeton. Taught at Bryn…

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SOOTHILL, William Edward

SOOTHILL, William Edward. Halifax, Yorkshire 23.1.1861 — Oxford 13.5.1935. Rev. British Missionary in China, then Sinologist and Buddhist Scholar. Son of William S., a textile worker. Studies at London University. Ordained 1882. In 1882–1911 Wesleyan Missionary in China, first in Wenzhou and in the end (1907-11) as Director of the Imperial…

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SMITH, Vincent Arthur

SMITH, Vincent Arthur. Dublin 3.6.1848 — Oxford 6.2.1920. British (Irish) Indologist, Historian and Art Historian of India, in India (1871–1900) and the U.K. Son of Aquilla Smith (1806–1890), physician and noted numismatist and archaeologist, and Esther Faucett (d. 1850). Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1868) and Cambridge (M.A.). In…

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SMITH, Helmer

SMITH, Helmer. Boo, Stockholms län 26.4.1882 — 9.1.1956. Swedish Indologist. Professor in Uppsala. Son of an engineer, Henning Smith (of distant British origin), and Fanny Sehlstedt (d. 1929). Matriculated from Stockholm in 1900. Studies at Uppsala: fil.kand. 1904, fil.lic. 1908. In 1909-20 further studies in Berlin, Paris (Bloch) and especially…

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SLIJEPČEVIĆ, Pero

SLIJEPČEVIĆ, Pero. Samobor near Gacka in Herzegovina 12.6.1888 — Beograd 13.12.1964. Yugoslavian (Serbian) Author and Linguist. Educated in Mostar. Studies of German. Ph.D. 1920 Fribourg in Switzerland. Professor of Germanistics at Sarajevo, after WW II at Belgrade. Publications: Diss. Buddhismus in der Deutschen Literatur. 4+127 p. Vienna 1920. – Other…

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SIMPSON, William

SIMPSON, William. Glasgow 28.10.1823 — London 17.8.1899. British (Scottish) Artist. Of modest origin, became famous as newspaper illustrator. He illustrated Crimean war and travelled in 1859-62 in India preparing sketches (like Daniell). Also visited Ladakh. The book project was a failure and the publisher went bankrupt. Further travels in Russia…

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SILBURN, Lilian

SILBURN, Lilian. Le Vésinet 19.2.1908 — Le Vésinet 19.3.1993. Mademoiselle. French Indologist. Born of English parents living in France, studied philosophy, and soon Indology under Lévi, Masson-Oursel and Renou in Paris. Dissertation on Indian philosophy in 1949 in Paris. In 1949 she went to India and remained there five years…

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