SCHERMAN, Lucian

SCHERMAN, Lucian. Posen (now Poznań in Poland) 10.10.1864 — Hanson, Mass. 29.5.1946. German Indologist and Anthropologist. Professor in Munich. Husband of —> Christine Sch. (née Reindl, 1889) Son of Adolph Sch. (d. 1876), a merchant, and Johanna Auerbach. After school in Breslau and Posen studies from 1882 at Breslau (Stenzler) and…

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SCHAYER, Stanisław

SCHAYER, Stanisław. Sędziszów 8.5.1899 — Otwock 1.12.1941. Polish Indologist. Professor in Warsaw. Son of Antoni and Maria Schayer. From 1916 studies at Warsaw, then soon philosophy and Indology at Heidelberg (under Liebich and Walleser) and Freiburg i.Br. (E. Leumann, Husserl). Ph.D. 1921 Freiburg. Further studies at Munich under Scherman. PD…

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ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy)

ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy). Keltse, Poland 19.9.(1.10.)1866 — Borovoe, Kazakhstan 18.3.1942. Russian Indologist, specialist of Buddhist Philosophy. The name is somewhat problematic, but according to Russian colleagues (Vasil’kov) -koj (instead of -kij) seems well attested. Born in Poland where his father was a civil servant of the Russian Government,…

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ŞĂINEANU (Sainéan), Lazar

ŞĂINEANU, Lazăr (Lazare Sainéan, originally Eliezer Schein). Ploieşti 23.4.1859 — Paris 11.5.1934. Romanian Romance Linguist, also interested in IE and Sanskrit. Born in a modest Jewish family, son of Moisi Schein, house painter and amateur artist. Studies at Bucureşti under Haşdeu, Georgian et al., further studies in Paris under Gaston Paris,…

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WOOLNER, Alfred Cooper

WOOLNER, Alfred Cooper. Etruria Hall near Hanley, Staffordshire 13.5.1878 — Lahore 7.1.1936. British Indologist in India. Professor in Lahore. Son of Captain Henry W., an artist and art teacher. Educated in Ipswich, in 1897-1902 studied Sanskrit, Chinese and Classics at Oxford (Trinity College). From 1903 Principal of Oriental College of…

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WOODS, James Haughton

WOODS, James Haughton. Boston 27.11.1864 — 14.1.1935. U.S. Indologist. Professor in Cambridge MA. Son of John Wheeler W. and Caroline Fitz. Studies at Harvard (A.B. 1887) and Cambridge Theological Seminary. Further studies at Berlin in 1889-91, Oxford 1891 and Strassburg 1894-97. Ph.D. 1896 Strassburg. Teaching at Harvard: from 1891 Assistant…

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WOODROFFE, John George

WOODROFFE, John George (ps. Arthur Avalon). Calcutta 13.2./15.12. 1865 — Beausoleil, France 16/18.1.1936. Sir. British Lawyer and Indologist in India. Son of of James Tisdall Woodroffe, Advocate-General of Bengal, and Florence Hume. Educated at Woburn Peak, studies at University College, Oxford (B.C.L., M.A.). In 1889 admitted at Inner Temple and from 1890 barrister at…

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WOEPCKE (Woepke), Franz

WOEPCKE (Woepke), Franz. Dessau 6.5.1826 — Paris 25.3.1864. German Orientalist (Arabic Scholar) and Historian of Mathematics in France. Son of a postmaster. Studies of mathematics at Berlin. Ph.D. 1847 Berlin. Now studied Arabic at Bonn under Freytag. PD 1850 Bonn. In 1850 moved to Paris, now also studied Persian and…

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WINTERNITZ, Moriz

WINTERNITZ, Moriz. Horn/Nieder-Österreich 23.12.1863 — Prague 9.1. 1937. Austrian Indologist in Czechoslovakia. Professor in Prague. Son of a modest Jewish shop-keeper. In 1880-85 studied at Vienna classics and Sanskrit (under Bühler). Ph.D. 1886 Wien. In 1886-91 Assistant to Max Müller in Oxford, from 1891 taught at Oxford High School for…

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WINSTEDT, Richard Olaf

WINSTEDT, Richard Olaf. Oxford 2.8.1878 — 2.6.1966. Sir. British South-East Asian (Malay) Scholar. Educated at Magdalen College School and New College, Oxford. In 1902 joined Malayan Civil Service, served first in Perak and Negri Sembilan. From 1913 District Officer at Kuala Pilah, from 1923 Acting Secretary to High Commissioner. In…

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