LIMBURG BROUWER, Petrus Abraham Samuel van

LIMBURG BROUWER, Petrus Abraham Samuel van. Luik (Liège) 15.11.1829 — the Hague 13.2.1873. Dutch Author, Politician and Translator of Sanskrit Literature. Born in Belgium of Dutch parents, son of Dr. Petrus van L.B., a physician and from 1831 Professor at Groningen University, and Susanna Wiselius. Educated in Groningen: matriculation 1844,…

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KERNS, James Alexander

KERNS, James Alexander. Mason, Ingham County, Mich. 17.1.1894 — Richmond NY ?.10.1975. U.S. IE Scholar. Son of James Kerns and Ida M. Barnes. Educated at Michigan State Nor. College (1913) and University of Michigan (A.B. 1916, A.M. 1917). In 1921-29 Instructor at Whitman College, 1929-37 Member of Faculty at New…

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KEAY, Frank Ernest

KEAY, Frank Ernest. Richmond-on-Thames, Surrey 1879 — Knutsford, Cheshire 28.12.1974. Rev. British Anglican Missionary in India. Son of John Oliver Keay, a grocer and Alderman and JP, and Naomi Barrat. Studies in London (B.A. 1900). Started in civil service, but in 1906 joined the Church Missionary Society. Now theological education…

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HOOYKAAS, Christiaan

HOOYKAAS, Christiaan. Amersfoort 26.12.1902 — ’s-Gravenhage 13.8.1979. Dutch Sanskrit and Indonesian Scholar. Son of a vicar, Isaäc H. and Eva Maria Faber. From 1921 studies of Sanskrit (Vogel) and Indonesian at Leiden, Ph.D. there 1929 in Javanese. In 1929-39 high school teacher in Java, mainly in Yogyakarta, in 1939-41 Government…

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HINLOOPEN LABBERTON, Dirk van

HINLOOPEN LABBERTON, Dirk van. Doesburg 24.9.1874 — Ojai, Calif. 3.9.1961. Dutch Theosophist interested in Sanskrit, lived a long time in Indonesia. Son of the bookseller Richard van H.L. and Regina Henke van Assen. Matriculated 1893 from Arnhem, he went in 1894 to Indonesia and worked as employee in sugar industry,…

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HELD, Gerrit Jan

HELD, Gerrit Jan. Kampen 1.7.1906 — Jakarta 28.9.1955. Dutch Anthropologist in Indonesia. Son of Andries H. and Hermina Rozenberg. After gymnasium in Kampen, from 1926 studied Sanskrit, Old Javanese and Ethnology at Leiden. Ph.D. 1935 Leiden (under Josselin de Jong). In service of Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap went soon to New Guinea…

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JONES, William

JONES, William. Westminster 28.9.1746 — Calcutta 27.4.1794. Sir. British Pioneer of Indology. Judge in Calcutta. He was the youngest child of the mathematician William Jones (1675–1749), originally a Welshman from Anglesey, and Maria Nix. Educated from 1753 at Harrow, where he spent more than ten years. In free hours he…

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HARTING, Peter

HARTING, Peter (Pieter Nicolaus Ubbo). Batavia 15.1.1892 — Amsterdam 11.8.1970. Dutch Indologist and Linguist (English). After Gymnasium in Amersfoort studied at Utrecht (1918 M.A. in Dutch), in Indology student of Caland. Ph.D. 1922 Utrecht. In 1920-23 Reader in Dutch at University of London, also at Bedford College for Women, in…

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GINNEKEN, Jacques (Jacobus Johannes Antonius) van

GINNEKEN, Jacques (Jacobus Johannes Antonius) van. Oudenbosch 21.4.1877 — Nijmegen 20.10.1945. S.J. Dutch Linguist and Catholic Apologist. Professor in Nijmegen. Son of Pieter Josephus Hijronimus v. G., a brewer, and Cornelia Jacoba van Aken. Educated at Katwijk and at klein-seminar in Cuzenborg. In 1895 joined the S.J. From 1902 studied…

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FRIEDMAN, David Lazar

FRIEDMAN, David Lazar. Amsterdam 26.2.1903 — London 11.4.1984. Dutch Buddhist Scholar and Art Historian in the U.K. Born in a Jewish family engaged in diamond trade. After school in Amsterdam he studied three years Sanskrit at Utrecht (under Caland), then history of religion, Sanskrit and Indian art and archaeology at…

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