JOYCE, Thomas Athol

JOYCE, Thomas Athol. London 4.8.1878 — Wroxham, Norfolk 3.1.1942. British Anthropologist. Son of a newspaper editor. Educated at Dulwich College. Studies at Oxford (Hertford College, M.A. 1902), then worked in British Museum. In WW I in intelligence service in War Office. In 1927 field expedition to Mayan sites in British…

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JISL, Lumír

JISL, Lumír. Svijanský Újezd, Liberec region 18.4.1921 — Prague 22.11.1969. Czech Scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Japanese, a Specialist of Buddhist Art. After school in Toruń from 1940 studies of archaeology and ethnography at Prague. In the wartime worked as insurance official in Liberec, then continued studies (graduated 1949). From…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as the son of minister Wollert Otto K. (of a merchant family from Bergen) and Anne Heyerdahl. Educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S.…

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KLIMKEIT, Hans-J.

KLIMKEIT, Hans-Joachim. Ranchi, India 22.7.1939 — 7.2.1999. German scholar of Comparative, Indian and Central Asian Religions. Professor in Bonn. Son of a mission­ary, Johannes Kl. of Gossner Mission. Grew up in India, came to Germany in 1955. After matriculation 1958 from Söderblom-Gymnasium (in Espelkamp, Kr. Minden-Lübbecke) studies of ev. theology,…

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KIRSTE, Johann Otto Ferdinand

KIRSTE, Johann Otto Ferdinand. Graz 1.10.1851 — Graz 2.5.1920. Austrian Indologist. Professor in Graz. Son of a ropemaker master Johann Martin K. in a Calvinist family originally coming from Posen, and Antoinette Hieronymus. In 1870-72 studies of classical philology and a little Sanskrit at Graz (under Schenkl). After brief periods…

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KINGSMILL, Thomas W.

KINGSMILL, Thomas William. Dublin 8.1.1837 — Shanghai 26.7.1910. British civil engineer (architect) and geologist, from end 1862 until his death in Shanghai. Son of Henry K. and Sarah Stone. “Was chiefly engaged in exploration and surveying work in China, especially geological work.” Active member of the North China Branch of…

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HEDIN, Sven

HEDIN, Sven Anders. Stockholm 19.2.1865 — Stockholm 26.11.1952. Swedish Explorer and Central Asian Scholar. Made several journeys of exploration to Iran, Central Asia and Tibet. Son of Stadsarchitekt Abraham Ludvig H. and Anna Berlin. Matriculated 1885 from Stockholm. In 1886-88 studied geology at Stockholm and Uppsala (M.A.). In 1889-90 studies…

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(IMBAULT-)HUART, Clément

(IMBAULT-)HUART, Marie Clément. Paris 15.2.1854 — Paris 30.12.1926. French Oriental Scholar. Son of an advocate. Started Arabic in the age of 14, then studied at É.P.H.É. and É.L.O.V. After a period as interpreter student in Damascus he served nearly 20 years in Constantinople, in the end as General Consul. In…

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HAUSSIG, Hans Wilhelm

HAUSSIG, Hans Wilhelm. Berlin 3.10.1916 — Berlin 27.4.1994. German Historian of Antiquity, Byzantium and Central Asia. Ph.D. 1939 Berlin. PD 1956 at F.U.Berlin, 1968 Professor there. From 1969 Professor of Byzantine, Near and Central Asian history at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, emeritus 1982. Now returned to Berlin and taught as Hon. Professor…

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HANSEN, Olaf

HANSEN, Olaf. St.Petersburg 11.4.1902 — Kiel 10.1.1969. German Indo-Iranian, especially Middle Iranian Scholar. Professor in Berlin (West). Son of G.O.A.H., librarian of Imperial Academy, and Marie Rödder. In 1917 the family escaped to Baltic states and 1919 to Hamburg. Studied at Hamburg. Ph.D. there 1927 under Reichelt. In 1933-34 in…

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