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, educated in Leeuwarden. From 1936 studies of theology at Groningen, but could not continue under war. Ph.D. 1950 Groningen. Wotked at university library in Groningen and wrote essays. From…

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SIEGLING, Wilhelm

SIEGLING, Wilhelm. Erfurt 14.1.1880 — 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 Pischel…

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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. 1893 — 1969. U.S. Linguist and Sino-Tibetan scholar. At Berkeley. Famous, but rather much criticised for his brave hypotheses. Publications: “Linguistics in History”, JAOS 67, 1947, 296-305. – Ethnography of ancient India. 175 p. Wb. 1954. – Bibliography of Sino-Tibetan languages. 11+211 p. Wb. 1957. – Introduction…

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SEMIČOV, Boris Vladimirovič

SEMIČOV, Boris Vladimirovič. St.Petersburg 26.10.(8.11.)1900 — 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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SCHMIDT, Isaak Jakob

SCHMIDT, Isaak Jakob (Jakov Ivanovič Šmidt). Amsterdam 14.10.1779 — St.Petersburg 27.8.(8.9.)1847. German Central Asian Scholar in Russia. Academician in St. Petersburg. Born in the Netherlands in a German (Moravian) merchant family, in 1798 moved to St.Petersburg. In 1804-06 he was the commercial representative of the Moravian Brudergemeine in Sarepta in…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜSKI, Hermann von

SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜSKI, Hermann von. Munich 13.5.1826 — Munich 19.1. 1882. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Brother of —> Adolf, Emil and Robert S. Studied medicine and science. Ph.D. 1848. In 1849 moved to Berlin, in 1851 in England. PD 1851 Berlin, in physical geography. In 1851 ascended Mount Rosa…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT, Emil

SCHLAGINTWEIT, Emil. Munich 7.7.1835 — 20.10.1904. German Indologist and Tibetan Scholar. Younger brother of —> Adolf, Hermann, and Robert S. A fifth brother was Eduard S. (1831–1866), an officer and explorer of Morocco. Their father was the physician and Scholar Joseph S. (1791–1854). Mother died in 1839, and the boys…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT, Adolf

SCHLAGINTWEIT, Adolf. Munich 9.1.1829 — Kashgar 27.8.1857. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Brother of —> Emil, Hermann and Robert S. Studied science. Ph.D. 1849. Followed his brothers to Berlin and England. In 1851 ascended Mount Rosa with his brothers. In 1854 he followed his brothers to India. Parting…

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SCHILLING VON CANSTADT, Paul, Freiherr (Pavel Lvovič, Baron)

SCHILLING VON CANSTADT, Paul Ludwig, Freiherr (Pavel Lvovič Šilling fon Kanštadt, Baron). Reval 5.(16.)4.1786 — St.Petersburg 25.7.(6.8.)1837. Russian (German of Estonia) Officer, Diplomat, and Lay Sinologist also interested in Tibetan, and in Physics. Son of an officer, of old Swabian noble family. After father’s death his mother married Karl von…

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