WEINREICH, Uriel

WEINREICH, Uriel. Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius. Lithuania) 23.5.1926 — New York City 30.3.1967. U.S. (born Polish Jew) Linguist. Son of linguist Max. W. (1894–1969), a specialist of sociolonguistics and Yiddish, and Regina Szabad, came to New York with his father in 1940, citizen 1945 when in army. Studies at Columbia:…

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DIVER, William

DIVER, William. Chicago 20.7.1921 — Nantucket, MA 31.8.1995. U.S. Linguist. B.A. 1942 Lawrence College. In WW II served in U.S. Navy. M.A. Harvard, in English. Ph.D. Columbia University, in IE Linguistics. From 1965 taught at Columbia, finally as Professor, emeritus1989. He is known as the founder of the Columbia School…

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CLAFLIN, Edith Frances

CLAFLIN, Edith Frances. Quincy, MA 6.10.1875 — New York City 5.3.1953. U.S. Linguist and Classical Scholar. Daughter of Frederick Allan Claflin and Narcissa Adelaide Avery. Studies at Radcliffe College (B.A. 1897), then at Bryn Mawr, 1899-1900 in Athens. A.M. and Ph.D. 1904 Bryn Mawr. Taught Greek and Latin in Massachusetts,…

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ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton

ZIGMUND-CERBU, Anton. 1923 — 10.3.1964. Romanian Buddhist and South-East Asian Scholar in France and the U.S.A. Born in a family of Jewish intellectuals. Left Romania in 1947, first to Paris. Studies at É.P.H.É. and E.L.O.V. Worked in C.N.R.S. From 1960 Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Oriental Religions at Columbia University…

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MENGES, Karl

MENGES, Karl Heinrich. Frankfurt a.M. 22.4.1908 — Vienna 20.9.1999. German Turkologist in the U.S.A. Professor in New York. Born in a Roman Catholic family. Educated at Lessing Gymnasium in Frankfurt, matriculated 1926. Studies at Frankfurt, Munich and from 1928 at Berlin. Ph.D. 1932 Berlin. Several early field trips to Soviet Union.…

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PERRY, Edward D.

PERRY, Edward Delavan. Troy, NY 20.12.1854 — New York City 28.3. 1938. U.S. Indologist and Classical Scholar. Professor in New York. Son of Amos Sone Perry and Sarah Hillhouse. Studies of classical philology at Columbia University in New York (A.B. 1875). Further studies under Roth at Tübingen, Ph.D. there 1879.…

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STURTEVANT, Edgar Howard

STURTEVANT, Edgar Howard. Jacksonville, Ill. 7.3.1875 — Branford, CT 1.7.1952. U.S. IE and Hittite Scholar. Professor in New Haven. Son of Alfred Henry St., a farmer, and Harriet Morse. After Indiana College in Jacksonville (it was founded by his grandfather) studies at Indiana University (A.B 1898) and University of Chicago…

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REMY, Arthur Frank Joseph

REMY, Arthur F. J. Elberfeld near Wuppertal 26.6.1871 — 24.10.1954. U.S. (of German Origin) Germanic Scholar interested in Indo-Iranian. Professor in New York. Born in a Roman Catholic family in the Ruhr area, started school in Koesfeld. Father emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1880 and the family followed in 1882…

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PRINCE, John Dyneley

PRINCE, John Dyneley. New York 17.4.1868 — New York 10.10.1945. U.S. Assyriologist, Slavist and Gipsy Scholar. Professor in New York. Son of John Dyneley Pr. and Anna Maria Morris. A.B. 1888 Columbia University. In 1888-89 participated in the University of Pennsylvania expedition to Babylonia, in 1889-90 further studies in Berlin.…

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MILLER, Barbara Stoler

MILLER, Barbara Stoler. New York 8.8.1940 — New York 19.4.1993. U.S. Indologist. Professor in New York. Educated at Great Neck High School (where Wendy Doniger was her classmate). Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University (B.A. 1962, M.A. 1964). Ph.D. 1968 at University of Pennsylvania under W. Norman Brown and St.…

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