BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter

BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter. 1928 — 1995. U.S. Indologist (Bengali). Student of T. W. Clark. Ph.D. 1964 University of Pennsylvania. First taught at Michigan State University, from 1970 at University of Minnesota, later in the 1970s Professor and chairperson of the South Asia Program at the University of Hawaii. Buried…

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GAWROŃSKI, Andrzej

GAWROŃSKI, Andrzej. Geneva 20.6.1885 — Jósefów near Warsaw 11.1.1927. Polish Indologist. Professor in Lwów. Son of the historian Franciszek Rawita-G. (1845–1930) and —> Antonina Gawrońska, born in Switzerland during his parents’ exile, they returned in 1887. Educated in Warsaw and Lwów (now L’viv in Ukraina), in 1903-05 studies at Lwów…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as the son of minister Wollert Otto K. (of a merchant family from Bergen) and Anne Heyerdahl. Educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S.…

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KEITH, Arthur Berriedale

KEITH, Arthur Berriedale. Portobello (Edinburgh) 5.4.1879 — Edinburgh 6.10. 1944. British (Scottish) Indologist and Scholar of Law. Professor in Edinburgh. Son of an advertiser, Davidson Keith, and Margaret Stobie Drysdale, educated at Royal High School. Studies at Edinburgh University (B.A. 1896, M.A. 189?), and from 1897 at Balliol College, Oxford…

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HUIZINGA, Johan

HUIZINGA, Johan. Groningen 7.12.1872 — De Steeg, Gelderland 1.2.1945. Dutch Student of Indology, then Famous Historian. Professor in Leiden. Son of Dirk H., a Professor of Physiology, and Jacoba Tonkens, who died when he was 2. After school in Groningen studies there in 1891-97, also Indology at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1897…

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HORRWITZ, Ernest Philip

HORRWITZ, Ernest Philip. 1866 (or 1886?) — 1928?. U.S. (or British) Indologist. According to his own statement, he was Sanskrit Instructor at the City of New York College, sometime Sanskrit Professor at Dublin University, and Lecturer on Comparative Philology at the Universities of Bombay and Rangoon, then Government of Bombay…

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HOROVITZ, Josef

HOROVITZ, Josef (Chajim). Lauenburg, Pommern (Lębork in Poland) 26.7.1874 — Frankfurt 5.2.1931. German Oriental (Arabic) Scholar. Born in a Jewish family, son of the orthodox Rabbi and historian Marcus H. (1844–1910, originally from Hungary) and Auguste Ettlinger, brother of the Rabbi and philologist Jacob H. (1873–1939). Educated in Frankfurt. Studies…

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JENSEN, Hans

JENSEN, Hans Mathias Detlef. Struvenhütten in Holstein 28.8.1884 — Rostock 4.8.1973. German (East) Linguist. Professor in Rostock. Son of Franz Jensen and Mathilde Schenck. Gymnasium in Flensburg, studies 1905-09 at Munich, Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. 1909 Kiel. In 1909-27 gymnasium teacher in Odenkirchen, Hildesheim and Kiel. From 1921 PD at…

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JACOB, Georg

JACOB, Georg. Königsberg 26.5.1862 — Kiel 4.7.1937. German Oriental (Arabic and Turkish) scholar also interested in India. Lost early his father and was raised by his mother, Julie Therese Jacob (née Rossbach). After gymnasium in Königsberg he started as a student of theology, but soon turned into Oriental philology. Studies…

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GRACIAS, Bernardino

GRACIAS, Bernardino João Salvador. Nova Goa (Panaji) 1.4.1889 — Lisbon 17.9.1966. Portuguese Linguist and Indologist. Born in India, son of José António Ismael Gracias and Maria Lucina Pacheco, of ancient Portuguese family in Goa. Came to Portugal in 1910 and studied German, law, archival and military sciences, etc. in Lisbon.…

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