WARREN, Sybrandus Johannes

WARREN, Sybrandus (Sieb) Johannes. Dokkum 19.8.1847 — 3.1.1910. Dutch Indologist and Classical Philologist. Son of school director Johannes Henricus W. (d. 1853) and Wytske Sjoerdina Fockema. In 1864-71 studied at Leiden Classics and Sanskrit, then teacher in Zwolle. Ph.D. 1875 Leiden (under Kern). Worked as schoolteacher of classical languages. Director…

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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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TOD, James

TOD, James. Islington (London) 20.3.1782 — London 17.11.1835. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer, Indologist and Numismatist in India. Son of James Tod and Mary Heatly, born in London, but educated in Scotland. In 1798 became cadet, with the help of his uncle, 1799 came to Bengal. Lieutenant 1800. In 1801 was…

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THOMAS, Frederick William

THOMAS, Frederick William. Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire 21.3.1867 — Branburg, Oxfordshire 6.5.1956. British Indologist. Professor in Oxford. Son of coal mine clerk Frederick Th., educated at King Edward’s School in Birmigham. Studied at Cambridge classics and Indology (under Cowell), graduated B.A. 1885. From 1892 Fellow of Trinity College. In 1891-98 worked…

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PIZZAGALLI, Angelo Maria

PIZZAGALLI, Angelo Maria. 1883 — 1941. Italian Indologist. Greatgrandson of —> Maggi. Student of Formichi at Pisa. From 1913 PD of Sanskrit at Pisa. Professore incaricato di Sanscrito e Civiltà Indiana at Genua, then at Milano. Also worked as schoolteacher. Studies on Sanskrit literature, Jainism, etc. Publications: “Nāstika, Cārvāka e…

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PERTOLD, Otakar

PERTOLD, Otakar. Jaroměř 21.3.1884 — Prague 3.5.1965. Czechoslovakian Indologist and Anthropologist. Professor in Prague. Born in Northern Bohemia as son of a chemist and owner of a sugar factory. Educated in Slany 1894-1902, then studies of classical philology, philosophy, Oriental languages (under Zubatý et al.) and astronomy at Prague University.…

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VINSON, Julien

VINSON, Elie Honoré Julien. Paris (Wikip. claims Pondichéry) 21.1.1843 — Libourne 21.11.1926. French Indologist and Scholar of Religion. Professor in Paris. Born in Paris, but grew up in Karikal and Pondichéry, where his father was a civil servant, and thus learned Tamil almost to perfection. He returned to France in…

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MIRONOV, Nikolaj D

MIRONOV, Nikolaj Dmitrievič. Dresden, Germany 25.9.(13.9.)1880 — Ariana, Tunisia 1936. Russian Indologist. Son of Dmitrij Gavrilovič M. After Gymnasium in St.Petersburg in 1891-98 studies at univer­sity there in 1898-99, and in Germany: 1899-1901 at Strassburg under Hübschmann and Leumann, 1901-02 at Berlin under Geldner, Sieg and Pischel, 1902-03 at Bonn…

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MACKENZIE, Colin

MACKENZIE, Colin. Stornoway, Lewis, Outer Hebrides 1753/54? — Calcutta 8.5.1821. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer and Pioneer of Indology in India. In India 1782-1821. Son of Murdoch M., a merchant. Through a clan connection he obtained a cadetship and came to Madras in 1782. From 1783 Second Lieutenant of Madras Engineers,…

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MCCRINDLE, John Watson

MCCRINDLE, John Watson. near Maybole, Ayrshire 16.2.1825 — Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex 16.7.1913. British (Scottish) Civil Servant and Classical Scholar in India. Son of John McC. Educated in Maybole, studies at Edinburgh, graduated B.A. 1854 in classics (M.A. 1855). Worked as teacher of classical languages in three Edinburgh schools. In 1859 came…

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