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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KLÍMA, Otakar

KLÍMA, Otakar. Prague 15.11.1908 — Prague 29.11.1988. Czech Iranian Scholar. Research Director in Prague. After school in Prague, in 1927-32 studies of Slavic, Germanic and Oriental languages at Prague, i.al. under Hrozný, Lesný and Rypka, Ph.D. 1931. In 1931-53 taught German at secondary schools (Gymnasium). In 1953-73 Director of the…

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JACKSON, A. V. Williams

JACKSON, Abraham Valentine Williams. New York 9.2.1862 — New York 8.8.1937. U.S. Indo-Iranian scholar. Professor in New York. Son of David Sherwood Jackson (1837–1872), a merchant, and his wife Elizabeth. Educated in New York. From 1879 studies at Columbia College, began with classics and Anglo-Saxon, but soon also took Sanskrit…

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GHILAIN, Antoine

GHILAIN, Antoine. Petit-Rœulx-les-Braine, Hainaut 25.1.1901 — Arguennes, Hainaut 1.4.1947. Abbé. Belgian Catholic Priest and Schoolteacher, Iranian Scholar specialized in Parthian. After school in Soignies attended the seminaries of Bonne-Espérance near Binche (Hainaut) and Tournai. Ordained as priest in 1924. Studied at Leuven (cand.phil. 1926), then taught Latin and Greek at…

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GEYLER, Alexius

GEYLER, Alexius. 18?? — 1???. German Student of Religion. Ph.D. 1875 Jena. One Dr. A.G, was Lutheran vicar in Frankenthal (Gera) in 1881-94. Publications: Diss. Das System des Manichäismus und sein Verhältnis zum Buddhismus. 62 p. Jena 1875. Sources: Diss. in Janert, but no vita in diss; Thüringer Pfarrerbuch 4,…

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CUMONT, Franz

CUMONT, Franz Valéry Marie. Aalst 3.1.1868 — Brussels 20.8.1947. Belgian Scholar of Ancient Religions, History and Archaeology. Son of Florent C., a textile factory owner, and Maria Faider, educated in Brussels. Studies at Ghent, Ph.D. 1887. Then further studies at Bonn, Berlin, Vienna and Paris. From 1892 taught, from 1906…

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COLLINS, Richard

COLLINS, Richard. Bicker, Lincolnshire 20.10.1828 — Kirkburton, Yorkshire 30.10.1900. Rev. British Missionary of Church Missionary Society in India and Sri Lanka. Son of Rev. Richard C. (1794–1882), later vicar of Kirkburton. Studies at St.John’s College, Cambridge (M.A. 1851). Ordained as deacon 1851, as priest 1853. In 1854-67 Principal of Cottayam…

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BIANCHI, Ugo

BIANCHI, Ugo. Cavriglia, Arezzo 13.10.1922 — Firenzuola, Florence 14.4.1995. Italian Scholar of Iranian Religion. Grew up in Rome. Studies of classical philology, ancient history and especially History of Religions at Sapienza in Rome under Pettazzoni. Ph.D. 1944. In 1952-56 member of Istituto italiano per la storia antica in Rome, also…

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