MUUSSES, Martha A.

MUUSSES, Martha Adriana. Purmerend 27.9.1894 — Laren, North Holland 27.10.1981. Dutch Indologist. Daughter of Jan M. (d. 1909), a bookseller, and Trijnte Ruerdi. Matriculated from Hoorn, started study of Dutch philology at Utrecht, soon became student of Caland. Ph.D. 1920 Utrecht, with a diss. on sacred cows. For a few…

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MÜLLER, F. W. K.

MÜLLER, Friedrich Wilhelm Karl. Neudamm near Frankfurt a.d. Oder 21.1.1863 — Berlin 18.4.1930. German Central Asian Scholar. Museum Director in Berlin. In 1873 the family moved to Berlin, where he attended Französisches Gymnasium (as also Le Coq), and from 1883 studied at Berlin University theology and Oriental languages (under Sachau…

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MERVART, Ljudmila Aleksandrovna

MERVART, Ljudmila Aleksandrovna (née Levina). St.Petersburg 25.8. (6.9.)1888 — 9.9.1965. Russian Indologist, Anthropologist and South-East Asian (Indonesian) Scholar. Daughter of Aleksandr Mihajlovič Levin, Professor at Academy of Military Medicine. Gymnasium in St.Petersburg. Began study at St.Petersburg Oriental Faculty in 1910, married 1912. In 1914-18 in India and Sri Lanka doing…

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MARSDEN, William

MARSDEN, William. Verval, county Wicklow, Ireland 16.11.1754 — Aldenham, Herefordshire 6.10.1836. British Pioneer of South-East Asian Studies and Numismatician. Son of John M., English merchant in Dublin, and Eleanor Bagnall. “Educated at Dublin schools, went out as a writer in the E. I. Co.’s service to Bencoolen in Sumatra, 1771, stayed eight years…

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LULIUS VAN GOOR, Maria E.

LULIUS VAN GOOR, Maria Elisabeth. Gouda 5.9.1866 — Leiden 2.7.1929. Dutch Indologist (Pāli Scholar). Daughter of Dirk L. van G., a publisher, who supported women’s higher education, and Elisabeth Romijn. In 1881-85 she was the first female student admitted to the Hogere Burger Highschool. But the father died in 1882,…

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LOHUIZEN-DE LEEUW, Johanna Engelberta van

LOHUIZEN-DE LEEUW, Johanna Engelberta van (née de Leeuw, Joan). Amsterdam 25.10.1919 — 8?.12.1983. Dutch Indologist and Art Historian. Professor in Amsterdam. Daughter of Willem Carel de Leeuw and Margareta Lievina Muller, spent her childhood in the U.S.A. and came back to the Netherlands to school. Studies of Indo-Iranian at Leiden…

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KROM, Nicolaas Johannes

KROM, Nicolaas Johannes. ’s-Hertogenbosch 5.9.1883 — Leiden 8.3.1945. Dutch Archaeologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of the Rijksarchivaris Cornelius Catharinus Nicolaas Krom (d. 1885) and Jeanne Marie Uranie Herderscheê. After school in Nijmegen, from 1901 studies of classical philology, Sanskrit (Kern and Speyer), Javanese and comparative linguistics at Leiden. Ph.D.…

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KERN, Hendrik

KERN, Johan Kaspar Hendrik. Poerworedjo, Bagelen, Central Java 6.4.1833 — Utrecht 4.7.1917. Dutch Indologist and Indonesian Scholar. Professor in Leiden. Son of a colonial officer, Johan Hendrik Kern (1799–1863) and Marta Corradina Schindler (1803/04–1894), came from Java to the Netherlands with his parents in the age of seven to start…

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KAHLO, Gerhard

KAHLO, Gerhard. Magdeburg 29.12.1893 — Cottbus 18.7.1974. German (East) Linguist, Anthropologist and Author. Son of Martin K., a teacher, and Clara Möhring. After school in Magdeburg studies of Classics, Germanistics, history and philosophy at Göttingen and Jena. Ph.D. 1919 Jena, after war service. After studies worked as gymnasium teacher, had difficulties…

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HUMBOLDT, Wilhelm, Freiherr von

HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand, Freiherr von. Potsdam 22.6.1767 — Tegel bei Berlin 8.4.1835. German Diplomat and Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of the Prussian Kammerherr and Major Alexander Georg von H. (1720–1779, his father Johannes Paul von H. had obtained the Prussian title of nobility in 1738) and…

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