WHATMOUGH, Joshua

WHATMOUGH, Joshua. Rochdale, Lancashire 30.6.1897 — Winchester, MA 25.4.1964. British IE Linguist in the U.S.A. Professor in Cambridge, Mass. Son of Walter W., an iron-molder, and Elizabeth Hollows. Studied at Manchester (B.A. 1916, and, after war service, M.A. 1921) and Cambridge (Emmanuel Coll., B.A. 1921, M.A. 1926). In 1921-25 Lecturer…

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WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig

WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig. Copenhagen 27.10.1815 — Copenhagen 9.9.1878. Danish Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a master carpenter. As a schoolboy he became interested, from the example of Rask, in comparative linguistics and Oriental languages. From 1833 studied at Copenhagen Scandinavian and Indian languages (Johannsen), in 1838-39…

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WACKERNAGEL, Jacob

WACKERNAGEL, Jacob. Basel 11.12.1853 — Basel 22.5.1938. Swiss IE Linguist, Greek and Sanskrit Scholar. Professor in Göttingen and Basel. Son of Wilhelm W. (1806–68), a Germanist and poet, brother of the Germanist Rudolf W. (1855–1928). Studies of Greek and Comparative IE at Basel, Göttingen (Benfey) and Leipzig (E. Kuhn). Dr.phil.…

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ROTH, Walter Rudolf (von)

ROTH, Walter Rudolf (von). Stuttgart 3.4.1821 — Tübingen 23/24.6.1895. German Indologist. Professor in Tübingen. Son of an official, in a family of Lutheran priests and teachers, lost his father in the age of 13, but was cared for by the family. Studies of theology at Tübingen, also learnt Seand Sanskrit…

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ROERICH, Georg N. (Jurij Nikolaevič Rerih)

ROERICH, Georg N. (Jurij Nikolaevič Rërih, George Nicolas de Roerich). Okulovka, Valdajskij raion, obl. Novgorod 3.(16.)8.1902 — Moscow 21.5.1960. Russian Tibetologist, lived long time in India. Professor in Moscow. Son of —> N. K. R. Studied Mongolian at St.Petersburg (under Rudnev). Left Russia in 1919, pursued Indological studies in London, 1920-22 at…

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REUTER, Julio Natanael

REUTER, Julio Natanael. Turku 7.1.1863 — Helsinki 9.1.1934. Finnish Indologist. Professor in Helsinki. Son of the school director Edvin Titus Feodor R. (1824–1899) and Aline Procopé (1828–1916), brother of the biologists (entomologists) Odo Morannal R. (1850–1913) and Enzio Rafael R. (1867–1951). After matriculation in 1880 from Åbo Svenska Klassiska Lyceet…

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RENOU, Louis Marie Joseph

RENOU, Louis Marie Joseph. Paris 28.10.1896 — Vernon (Eure) 18.8.1966. French Indologist. Professor in Paris. School and studies in Paris. The WW I interrupted his studies and he had to spend two years as prisoner of war. After the war he continued Indology under Lévi (also Meillet, Bloch and Foucher)…

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REICHELT, Hans

REICHELT, Hans. Baden bei Wien 20.4.1877 — Ibid. 11/12.5.1939. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Graz. Son of the owner of a printing press, educated in his home town. In 1896-98 studied IE, classical, Germanic and Indo-Iranian philology (Bühler et al.) at Vienna, then under Bartholomae at Giessen. Ph.D. 1900 Giessen.…

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REGNAUD, Paul

REGNAUD, Paul. Mantoche, Haute-Saône 19.4.1838 — Sanary-sur-Mer 18.11.1910. French Indologist. Professor in Lyon. Studies at Paris under Bergaigne. Diplom of É.P.H.É. 1873, worked as journalist. Ph.D. 1884 Paris. From 1879 maître de conférence and from 1887 the first occupant of the newly founded Sanskrit chair at University of Lyon. Retired…

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RAU, Wilhelm

RAU, Wilhelm. Gera 15.2.1922 — Gera 29.12.1999. German Indologist. Professor in Marburg. Studies at Leipzig under Weller and, after coming to the West, at Marburg. Ph.D. 1949 Marburg, under Nobel. From 1955 Professor of IE Linguistics at Frankfurt, in 1957 succeeded Nobel as Professor of Sanskrit Philology at Marburg. Retired…

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