RHYS DAVIDS, Caroline Augusta Foley

RHYS DAVIDS, Caroline Augusta Foley. Wadhurst, East Sussex 27.12.1858 — Chipstead, Surrey 26.6.1942. British Indologist, Pāli and Buddhist Scholar. President of the P.T.S. 1923-42. Daughter of Rev. John Foley and Caroline Elizabeth Windham, her brother, John Windham Foley (1848–1926) was a missionary in India. Her sister was —> M. C.…

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RENNEL, James

RENNEL, James. Chudleigh, Devonshire 3.12.1742 — London 29.3.1830. British Colonial Officer and Geographer in India. Son of Captain John R. (of artillery), who died in action in 1747, and Anne Clarke. Educated at Chudleigh (and as a schoolboy draw a good map of the region). He joined navy in 1756…

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REINAUD, Joseph-Toussaint

REINAUD, Joseph-Toussaint. Lambesc (Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence) 4.12.1795 — Paris 14.5.1867. Abbé. French Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar and Historian. Professor in Paris. After seminary in Aix studied theology from 1814 in Paris, where he soon became student of Silvestre de Sacy. As secretary of de Portalis he continued his studies in…

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REHATSEK, Edward

REHATSEK, Edward (Ede). Illack (now Ilok in Croatia) 3.7.1819 — Bombay 11.12.1891. Hungarian Oriental Scholar in India. Son of the forest inspector of princess Odescalchi, educated in Budapest and graduated as civil engineer from Budapest University. Leaving Hungary in 1842 spent founr months in Paris and four years in the U.S.A.…

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RAWLINSON, Hugh George

RAWLINSON, Hugh George. Middlesbrough 12.5.1880 — Isle of Wight 8.6.1957. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. Son of Rev. George R. and Evelyne Hearn. After classical studies at Cambridge, Emmanuel College (M.A.), he joined Ceylon Educational Servive in 1903. Moving to India in 1908, he was Principal and Professor…

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RAWLINSON, George

RAWLINSON, George. Chadlington, Oxfordshire 23.11.1812 — Canterbury 6.10.1902. Rev. Canon. British Classical Scholar and Historian. Son of Abraham Tyson R. and Eliza Creswicke, younger brother of —> H. C. R. Educated at Swansea grammar school and Ealing school, from 1834 at Trinity College, Oxford (B.A. 1838, M.A. 1841). From 1840 Fellow of…

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RAPSON, Edward James

RAPSON, Edward James. Leicester 12.5.1861 — Cambridge 3.10.1937. British Indologist. Professor in Cambridge. Son of the teacher and future vicar Edward R., educated in Hereford and from 1879 at St.John’s, Cambridge. Graduated in classics in 1883 and started now Indology under Cowell. Fellow of St.John’s 1887, brief time in Oxford…

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TUXEN, Poul

TUXEN, Poul. Frederiksberg 8.12.1880 — Copenhagen 29.5.1955. Danish Indologist. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of Søren Ludvig T. (1850–1919), teacher and classical philologist, and Johanne Margarethe Jørgensen. Educated at Bergerydskolen in Copenhagen, where his father was rector. Started Sanskrit as a schoolboy, matriculated 1899. Studied at Copenhagen Music (played violin), Germanistics…

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TUCCI, Giuseppe

TUCCI, Giuseppe Vincenzo. Macerata 5.6.1894 — S. Polo de’ Cavalieri near Rome 5.4.1984. Italian Indologist, Sinologist and Tibetan Scholar. Professor in Rome. Born in a middle-class family, son of Oscar T. and Ermengilda Firmani.Studied at Rome (originally Latin, soon Sanskrit and Avesta), participated in the WW I (1916-18) and graduated in…

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PIGULEVSKAJA, Nina Viktorovna

PIGULEVSKAJA, Nina Viktorovna (née Stebnickaja). St.Petersburg 1.(13.)1.1894 — Leningrad 17.2.1970. Russian Historian of Byzantium and the Near East. Studies of Semitics under P. K. Kokovcov, specialized in Syriac as the source language of early Byzantine and Sassanid history. In Byzantine studies student of A. A. Vasil’ev, in Arabic of I. Ju. Kračkovskij. In…

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