KNOROZOV, Jurij Valentinovič

KNOROZOV, Jurij Valentinovič. Pivdenne near Harkiv, Ukraina 19.11.1922 — St.Petersburg 31.3.1999. Russian Linguist and Ethnographer. Born of Russian parents in Ukraina. From 1940 studied in Moscow, concentrating on Egyptology, but soon interrupted by war service in artillery. In 1945 continued his studies, now including also Arabic and Chinese. Soon also…

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HUNTER, Gerald R.

HUNTER, Gerald R. 1??? — ????. zzz. In Indian Educational Service. Dr. Visited the excavations in Harappa and Mohenjo-daro and made exact copies of inscriptions. His book has been deemed the only serious work about the Indus Script before the 1970s. Publications: The Script of Harappa and Mohenjodaro and Its Connection…

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HROZNÝ, Bedřich

HROZNÝ, Bedřich (Friedrich Hr.). Lissa (now Lysá nad Labem) 6.5.1879 — Prague 12.12.1952. Czech Orientalist (Assyriologist and Hittite Scholar), attempted at Decipherment of Indus Script. Professor in Prague. Son of Václav Hr. and Anna Šimáčková, educated in Köln (Kolín). From 1897 studies of Cuneiform, Semitic and Sanskrit at Vienna. Ph.D.…

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HINZ, Walther

HINZ, Walther. Stuttgart 19.11.1906 — Göttingen 12.4.1992. German Oriental and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Göttingen. Son of a merchant, lost early his parents. Studied first journalism, but soon switched to East European history, Slavistics, Turkish and Persian (under Schaeder and Massé), in 1926-30 at Leipzig, Munich and Paris. Ph.D. 1930…

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HEVESY, Vilmos

HEVESY, Vilmos (Wilhelm von Hevesy, orig. W. Bischitz). 1877 — 1945. Hungarian Electric Engineer interested in Linguistics. Son of Ludwig (Lajos) David Bischitz (1851-1920), 1895 title of nobility Bisicz de Heves, from 1906 Hevesy de Heves, and Eugenie (Jenny) Schossberger de Tornya, brother of the Nobel prize chemist György/Georg von…

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JACQUET, Eugène

JACQUET, Eugène-Vincent-Stanislas. Bruxelles 10.5.1811 — Paris 7.7.1838. Belgian Sinologist, Indologist and Oriental Scholar in Paris. Born in a wealthy family. They moved to Paris when he was two. Educated at home by his parents and at Collège Louis le Grand. Soon he became interested in Oriental studies and tried to…

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