SIEGLING, Wilhelm

SIEGLING, Wilhelm. Erfurt 14.1.1880 — Berlin 22.1.1946. German Indologist and Tocharian Scholar. Research Scholar in Berlin. Educated in Erfurt and Eisleben. Studies of two terms at Halle, one term at Heidelberg, Leipzig and Greifwald, then 1901-06 Sanskrit, Avestan and Tibetan at Berlin (Pischel). Ph.D. 1906 Berlin. On the advice of…

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SENART, Émile Charles Marie

SENART, Émile Charles Marie. Reims 26.3.1847 — Paris 21.2.1928. French Indologist. Private Scholar in Paris. Born in a rich merchant family he was educated at lycée in Reims, studied at Munich (under Haug) and Göttingen (Benfey). From 1882 conseilleur général, Departément Sarthe, in 1891 its candidate for elections. From 1882…

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SEMIČOV, Boris Vladimirovič

SEMIČOV, Boris Vladimirovič. St.Petersburg 26.10.(8.11.)1900 — Tomsk 17.2.1984. Russian Indologist and Tibetan Scholar. Son of an official. Graduated 1929 from Leningrad Oriental Faculty in Indo-Tibetan philology. Kand. filol. nauk 1965. In 1928-32 naučnyj sotrudnik at Institute of Buddhist Culture, 1930-33 at Oriental Institute and from 1932 in Indian Department, Museum…

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SEIDENSTÜCKER, Karl (Girimānanda)

SEIDENSTÜCKER, Karl Bernhard (Girimānanda, Bruno Freydank). Gerbstedt 23.3.1876 — Leipzig 29.10.1936. German Bauddha and Buddhist Scholar. Son of a vicar (Oberpfarrer), Karl S., educated in Halle. From 1895 studies of science and medicine at Göttingen, 1900 switched to philosophy and philology at Leipzig (Windisch) and Halle. Also listened to Kielhorn…

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SCHMIDT, Isaak Jakob

SCHMIDT, Isaak Jakob (Jakov Ivanovič Šmidt). Amsterdam 14.10.1779 — St.Petersburg 27.8.(8.9.)1847. Dutch-born Central Asian Scholar in Russia. Academician in St. Petersburg. It is said that he was born in the Netherlands in a German (Moravian) merchant family, but Le Calloch points out that his father Jan S. was born in…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT, Emil

SCHLAGINTWEIT, Emil. Munich 7.7.1835 — Zweibrücken 20.10.1904. German Indologist and Tibetan Scholar. Younger brother of —> Adolf, Hermann, and Robert S. A fifth brother was Eduard S. (1831–1866), an officer and explorer of Morocco. Their father was the oculist physician and Scholar Joseph S. (1791–1854). Mother, Rosalia Seidl, died in…

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SCHIEFNER, Franz Anton (A. A. Šifner)

SCHIEFNER, Franz Anton von (Anton Antonovič Šifner). Reval (Tallinn) 6.(18.)7.1817 — St. Petersburg 4.(16.)11.1879. Russian (German of Estonia) Indologist and Tibetan Scholar. Academician in St.Petersburg. Son of Franz Schiefner (1774–1848), a glass merchant who had moved to Estonia from Bohemia, and Christiane Schneider. After school in Reval began in 1836 studies of…

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SCHERMAN, Lucian

SCHERMAN, Lucian. Posen (now Poznań in Poland) 10.10.1864 — Hanson, Mass. 29.5.1946. German Indologist and Anthropologist. Professor in Munich. Husband of —> Christine Sch. (née Reindl, 1889) Son of Adolph Sch. (d. 1876), a merchant, and Johanna Auerbach. After school in Breslau and Posen studies from 1882 at Breslau (Stenzler) and…

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SCHAYER, Stanisław

SCHAYER, Stanisław. Sędziszów 8.5.1899 — Otwock 1.12.1941. Polish Indologist. Professor in Warsaw. Son of Antoni and Maria Schayer. From 1916 studies at Warsaw, then soon philosophy and Indology at Heidelberg (under Liebich and Walleser) and Freiburg i.Br. (E. Leumann, Husserl). Ph.D. 1921 Freiburg. Further studies at Munich under Scherman. PD…

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ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy)

ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy). Keltse, Poland 19.9.(1.10.)1866 — Borovoe, Kazakhstan 18.3.1942. Russian Indologist, specialist of Buddhist Philosophy. The name is somewhat problematic, but according to Russian colleagues (Vasil’kov) -koj (instead of -kij) seems well attested. Born in Poland where his father was a civil servant of the Russian Government,…

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