ROSE, Eugen

ROSE, Eugen. Barmen, Rheinland 4.7.1909 — Erkrath 5.8.2003. German Priest, former Student of Indology. Son of Walter R. (d. 1918) and Caroline Schneider. From 1929 studied Theology and Indology at Marburg, Königsberg und Bonn. Ph.D. 1933 Bonn. Ordained 1934, worked as vicar in Deutz, but soon dismissed as member of…

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SCHEFTELOWITZ, Isidor

SCHEFTELOWITZ, Isidor Isaac. Sandersleben/Anhalt 1.5.1875 — Oxford 17.12. 1934. German (Jewish) Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor and Rabbi in Köln. Son of a rabbi, Benjamin Sch., and Jenny Epstein. After school in Königsberg worked in trade, from 1897 studies at Königsberg and Berlin. Ph.D. 1901 Königsberg (under Bezzenberger). Rabbinical studies in Berlin,…

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SCHAEDER, Hans Heinrich

SCHAEDER, Hans Heinrich. Göttingen 31.1.1896 — Göttingen 13.3.1957. German Iranian and Semitic Scholar. Professor in Berlin and Göttingen. Son of Erich S. (1861–1936; Professor of Theology at Göttingen 1896-99, Kiel 1899-1918, and Breslau). Interrupted school in Kiel in 1914 and joined the army as voluntary, served in France, Lithuania and…

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WIDENGREN, Geo

WIDENGREN, Geo. Stockholm 24.4.1907 — Stockholm 28.1.1996. Swedish Scholar of Comparative Religion and of Iranian and Semitic Philology. Professor in Uppsala. Son of Hugo Jakobsson, a soldier, and Anna née Widengren, grew up in Stockholm. Matriculated in 1925, in 1925-27 in military service. Studies in 1928-36 at Uppsala under Nyberg…

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WESENDONK, Otto von

WESENDONK, Otto-Günther von (born O.-G. Wesendonk). Berlin 3.10.1885 — Berlin (Wikip. St. Margarethen, Upper Bavaria) 11.7.1933. German Diplomat and Iranian Scholar. His father, Karl W., was knighted in 1900, mother was Eveline von Hessenstein. From 1903 studied at Berlin, Bonn and Heidelberg. Dr.jur. 1906 (diss. on Roman law). Now entered…

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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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MESSINA, Giuseppe

MESSINA, Giuseppe. San Cataldo, Sicily 6.1.1893 — Messina 28.6.1951. Father. S.J. Italo-French Scholar of Iranian and of History of Religion. Born near Caltanisetta in Sicily. Joined the Jesuits and studied philosophy in France and theology in the Netherlands, ordained priest in 1922. Then studied Iranian philology in Rome (Pontifical Biblical Institute,…

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LINDQUIST, Sigurd

LINDQUIST, Carl Sigurd. Ugglum, Skaraborgs län 12.6.1895 — 11.8.1943. Swedish Indologist and Scholar of Religion. Son of Johan Leonard L., a farmer, and Ida Maria Westerling. After school in Uppsala, from 1914 studies at Uppsala. Fil.kand. 1915, Teol.kand. 1918, Fil.lic. 1920 (under K. F. Johansson), Ph.D. 1932 Uppsala. Ordained as…

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LE COQ, Albert von

LE COQ, Albert von. Dahlem, Berlin 8.9.1860 — Berlin 21.4.1930. German Archaeologist and Central Asian Scholar. Born in a huguenot family in Berlin, son of André Auguste Le Coq (1827–1894; knighted “von” 1875) and Marianne Poppe. He was educated at Französisches Gymnasium (Berlin) and at Darmstadt gymnasium, but was dismissed…

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KLIMKEIT, Hans-J.

KLIMKEIT, Hans-Joachim. Ranchi, India 22.7.1939 — 7.2.1999. German scholar of Comparative, Indian and Central Asian Religions. Professor in Bonn. Son of a mission­ary, Johannes Kl. of Gossner Mission. Grew up in India, came to Germany in 1955. After matriculation 1958 from Söderblom-Gymnasium (in Espelkamp, Kr. Minden-Lübbecke) studies of ev. theology,…

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