STRZYGOWSKI, Josef

STRZYGOWSKI, Josef. Biala, Austrian Silesia (now Bielsko-Biała in Poland) 7.3.1862 — Vienna 2.1.1941. Austrian Art Historian. Professor in Vienna. Son of a cloth manufacturer, in 1880 took apprenticeship in a weaving plant, but later abandoned this career. From 1882 studies of art history at Vienna and Berlin, then at Munich.…

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SCHURHAMMER, Georg

SCHURHAMMER, Georg Otto. Unterglottertal/Südschwarzwald 25.9.1882 — Rome 2.11.1971. S.J. Father. German Historian of Catholic Missions in Asia, especially of Francisco Xavier. Educated in Durlach and Karlsruhe. From 1900 theological studies at Freiburg i. Br., joined the S.J. in 1903 and continued his studies in the Netherlands. In 1908 went to…

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STEIN, Otto

STEIN, Otto. Saaz/Bohemia (now Žatec in Czech) 21.10.1893 — Łódz Ghetto ?.4.1942. Czechoslovakian (Bohemian Jew) Indologist. Professor in Prague. Son of hops dealer Alois Lazar Stein and Charlotte Gerstl. Studies of Indology and Classics at Prague German University under Winternitz, H. Swoboda, et al. Served in WW I in Italy…

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SPRENGEL, Mattias Christian

SPRENGEL, Matthias Christian. Rostock 24.8.1746 — Halle 7.1.1803. German Historian and Geographer. Professor at Halle. Son of a merchant. After school in Rostock studied law at Rostock and Bützow, then English and history at Göttingen (under A. L. von Schlözer). From 1778 ao. Professor für Geschichte at Göttigen, from 1779…

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SCHLEGEL, August Wilhelm von

SCHLEGEL, August Wilhelm von. Hannover 5.9.1767 — Bonn 12.5.1845. German Indologist, Classical Scholar and Art Historian. Professor in Bonn. Son of Johann Adolf S., priest and author, of and old cultural family, and Erdmuthe Hübsch, nephew of the poet Johann Elias S., himself started early the career of a poet.…

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WILSON, Horace Hayman

WILSON, Horace Hayman. London 26.9.1784/86 — London 8.5.1860. British Indologist. In India 1808-32, then Professor in Oxford. Educated in London and studied medicine at St.Thomas’ Hospital. In 1808 went to Bengal as Assistant-Surgeon, during the six months’ travel learned Hindūstānī. In Calcutta he was, instead of surgery, put in the…

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WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig

WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig. Copenhagen 27.10.1815 — Copenhagen 9.9.1878. Danish Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a master carpenter, Niels Nielsen W. and Sophie Magdalene Nyeborg. As a schoolboy he became interested, from the example of Rask, in comparative linguistics and Oriental languages. From 1833 studied at Copenhagen…

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ROCKHILL, William Woodville

ROCKHILL, William Woodville. Philadelphia, Pa. 1.4.1854 — Honolulu 8.12.1914. U.S. Diplomat, Traveller, Sinologist, and Tibetan Scholar. Son of Thomas Cadwalader R. and Dorothea Anne Woodville. Lost his father when 13 and the mother settled in Paris to avoid the Civil War. Studies in Paris, in 1873 graduated from the military…

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ROBINSON, Richard H.

ROBINSON, Richard H. Carstairs, Alberta 21.6.1926 — Madison 6.8.1970. Canadian Buddhist Scholar in the U.S.A. Professor in Madison. School in Carstairs, learnt Chinese from a Chinese friend. In 1944-47 studies of economics, French and German at Uni­ver­sity of Alberta (B.A. 1947), then Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and Sanskrit at S.O.A.S. (B.A.…

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RITTER, Pavlo Grigorovič (Pavel Grigor’evič Ritter)

RITTER, Pavlo Grigorovič (Russian Pavel Grigor’evič Ritter). Čutove, Poltava obl. 5.4.1872 — 17.4.1939. Ukrainian Indologist, Literary Historian, Critic, etc. Professor in Harkiv. Son of the manager of a landed estate. Studies at Harkiv under Ovsjaniko-Kulikovskij, mainly Slavic, but also Sanskrit. Graduated 1894. Further studies of Sanskrit in 1895-96 under Geldner in…

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