STAËL-HOLSTEIN, Alexander Wilhelm, Baron von

STAËL-HOLSTEIN, Alexander Wilhelm, Baron von (Aleksandr Avgustovič fon Stal’-Gol’štejn). Waist/Livonia (now Tõstamaa in SW Estonia) 20.12.1876 (1.1.1877) — Peiping (Peking) 16.3.1937. Russian/Estonian (German of Livonia) Indologist and Buddhist Scholar, after the revolution in China. Professor in Beijing. Born in a family of Livonian German nobility he was educated at Kollmann Gymnasium…

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STACHE-ROSEN, Valentina

STACHE-ROSEN, Valentina (née Rosen). Copenhagen 28.4.1925 — München-Grafing 20.10.1980. German Indologist. Daughter of Georg R., a diplomat, and Agnes Klipfel,granddaughter of —> Fr. Rosen. In 1933-37 living in Beijing (then Peiping), then at school in Berlin, from 1942 in Arbeitsdienst. In 1944 started studies at Göttingen: Chinese, Sanskrit and English.…

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SPECHT, Edouard

SPECHT, Edouard Prosper Emmanuel. Paris 26.2.1843 — Paris 2.3.1906. French Sinologist. Student of Pauthier. From 1892 until death taught Chinese at É.P.H.É., Section des sciences historiques et philologiques. As a Sinologist he concentrated on works dealing with India or translated from Sanskrit. He was one of those who tried to…

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SØRENSEN, Theo (Theodor August Christian

SØRENSEN, Theodor August Christian. Kristiansand 24.5.1873 — Kristiansand 2.9.1959. Norwegian Missionary in Tibetan Frontier. Son of carpenter Peder S. and Anne Gurine Torjussen. In 1891 joined the Salvation Army and in 1892 went to England in order to become a missionary. Joined now the Tibetan Pioneer Mission and travelled in…

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SIMONSSON, Nils

SIMONSSON, Nils. Offerdal, Jämtland 12.11.1920 — Uppsala 22.5.1994. Swedish Indologist. Professor in Oslo and Uppsala. Son of a farmer, Simon S., and Helena Olofsson. Educated in Offerdal and Östersund. From 1941 studies at Uppsala under H. Smith, passed fil.kand. 1945 and fil.lic 1951. In 1949 further studies in Paris under…

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SIERKSMA, Fokke

SIERKSMA, Fokke. Dantumawoude near Dokkum 30.5.1917 — Leiden 22.8.1977. Dutch Scholar of Comparative Religion and Tibetan. Born in a religious family, son of Rijpke S. and Janke Krol. Educated in Dokkum and Leeuwarden. From 1936 studies of theology at Groningen, but then interrupted because of the war. Ph.D. 1950 Groningen.…

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SIEGLING, Wilhelm

SIEGLING, Wilhelm. Erfurt 14.1.1880 — Berlin 22.1.1946. German Indologist and Tocharian Scholar. Research Scholar in Berlin. Educated in Erfurt and Eisleben. Studies of two terms at Halle, one term at Heidelberg, Leipzig and Greifwald, then 1901-06 Sanskrit, Avestan and Tibetan at Berlin (Pischel). Ph.D. 1906 Berlin. On the advice of…

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SIAUVE, Suzanne

SIAUVE, Suzanne. Lille 27.12.1919 — 12.8.1975. French Indologist. Daughter of a gynaecological surgeon, went to school in Lille. From 1939 studied at École Normale superieure de Sèvres. From 1943 taught at Lycée Jeanne d’Arc in Rouen. Agrégé de philosophie 1945. Now started the study of Sanskrit (under Renou) and Tibetan…

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SHAFER, Robert Lloyd

SHAFER, Robert Lloyd (Schafer). 1893 — 1969. U.S. Linguist and Sino-Tibetan scholar. Ph.D. Director of Sino-Tibetan Linguistic Project at U.C. Berkeley. Famous, but rather much criticised for his brave hypotheses. Publications: “Nahali, a linguistic study in paleoethnography”, HJAS 5, 1940, 346-371; “Linguistics in History”, JAOS 67, 1947, 296-305; other articles.…

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SEMIČOV, Boris Vladimirovič

SEMIČOV, Boris Vladimirovič. St.Petersburg 26.10.(8.11.)1900 — Tomsk 17.2.1984. Russian Indologist and Tibetan Scholar. Son of an official. Graduated 1929 from Leningrad Oriental Faculty in Indo-Tibetan philology. Kand. filol. nauk 1965. In 1928-32 naučnyj sotrudnik at Institute of Buddhist Culture, 1930-33 at Oriental Institute and from 1932 in Indian Department, Museum…

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