RITTER, Pavlo Grigorovič

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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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-en-Provence 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 he spent four months in Paris and four years in the…

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REES, John David

REES, John David. London 16.12.1854 — London 2.6.1922. First Baronet (1919). British Civil Servant in India. Son of Lodwich William Rees and Ann Jones. “Educated at Cheltenham. Entered the Madras Civil Service, 1875. Private Secretary to three successive Governors…; Government Translator in Tamil, Telugu, Persian and Hindustani. British Resident in…

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RAWLINSON, Hugh George

RAWLINSON, Hugh George. Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire 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…

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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 studied at Trinity College, Oxford (B.A. 1838, M.A. 1841). From 1840 Fellow…

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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. From 1879 studied 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 and…

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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. Learned Latin and Greek at school and privately some Sanskrit. Studied at Rome (originally Latin, soon Sanskrit and…

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