HARDY, Friedhelm E

HARDY, Friedhelm Ernst. Köln 1943 — Reading 4.8.2004. German Indologist and Scholar of Indian Religion in the U.K. Started studies of Indology at Münster (under Hacker) and Heidelberg. In 1966 came to the U.K. and continued his studies under Burrow at Oxford. Ph.D. 197? Oxford. In the early 1980s Lecturer…

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JOPSON, N. B.

JOPSON, Norman Brooke. Leeds 20.1.1890 — Cambridge 1969. British Comparative Linguist. Professor in Cambridge. Son of Samuel Rolison Jopson. Educated at Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby, from 1909 studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College, B.A. 1912), mainly French and German, but also Sanskrit and Comparative Philology. Further studies of Slavic and IE in…

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HOWLEY, Thomas

HOWLEY, Thomas. 1831 — 1906. British Teacher in India. Son of elder Thomas H., of Bangalore. Educated at Bishop Cowie’s Grammar School in Madras. Head-Master of Anglo-Vernaculat School in Ellore, Madras Presidency. From 1861 (unpaid) Professor of Tamil, Telugu and  Hindustani at King’s College, London. Hon. M.A. 1881 Oxford, Balliol…

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CAMPBELL, John

CAMPBELL, John. 18?? — 1???. British. In 1866-88 (unpaid) Professor of Bengali at King’s College, London. Publications: Nothing found. Sources: With such a common name he is very hard to trace.

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BOXER, Charles Ralph

BOXER, Charles Ralph. Sandown, Isle of Wight 8.4.1904 — St.Albans, Hertfordshire 27.4.2000. British Historian of Early Colonial Asia. Son of Colonel Hugh Edward Richard B. and Jane Patterson. Grew up in Dorset. Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst. In 1923-47 served in Lincolnshire Regiment, first in Northern Ireland. He interested…

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NOBLE, Peter S.

NOBLE, Peter Scott. 17.10.1899 — 12.5.1987. Sir. British Classical Scholar with interest in Indology. Educated in Aberdeen. Studies of Classics at Aberdeen and Cambridge (St.John’s College), also Sanskrit under E. J. Rapson and comparative linguistics under P. Giles. B.A. 1923, M.A. In 1926-30 Lecturer in Latin at Liverpool, 1930-38 Professor…

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NICHOLL, George Frederick

NICHOLL, George Frederick. Tipton, Staffordshire 5.11.1832 — 28.7.1913. British Semitic Scholar also interested in Indology. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford, M.A. 1878, Hon. Fellow 1888. As a schoolteacher in London he taught Sanskrit to Bendall in the beginning of the 1870s. He was (the last) Lord Almoner’s Professor of Arabic…

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HALL, Fitzedward

HALL, Fitzedward. Troy, N.Y. 21.3.1825 — Marlesford, Suffolk 1.2.1901 (or 11.2.?). U.S. Indologist, in India 1846-62 and then in the U.K. Born in an old New England family, son of Daniel Hall, a lawyer, and Anginetta Fitch. Educated in Troy, Walpole and Poughkeepsie, graduated 1842 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as…

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FRIEDMAN, David Lazar

FRIEDMAN, David Lazar (Lasar). Amsterdam 26.2.1903 — London 11.4.1984. Dutch Buddhist Scholar and Art Historian in the U.K. Born in a Jewish family engaged in diamond trade. After school in Amsterdam he studied three years Sanskrit at Utrecht (under Caland), then history of religion, Sanskrit and Indian art and archaeology…

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FORBES, Duncan

FORBES, Duncan. Kinnaird, Pertshire 28.4.1798 — London 17.8.1868. British (Scottish) Oriental Scholar (Persian and Urdū). Born in a poor family, in 1801 remained with his grandfather, when the parents moved to the U.S.A. In the age of 12 he still knew not English (or was illiterate in it), but as…

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