PLATNER, Samuel Ball

PLATNER, Samuel Ball. Unionville, Conn. 4.12.1863 — at sea 20.8.1921 (or 13.8.). U.S. Classical Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Son of William Pl., a factory owner, and Emily Childs Ball, brother of theologian J. W. Pl. (1865–1921). Studies at Yale (A.B. 1883, Ph.D. 1885), further studies 1889-90 at Berlin and Bonn. Taught…

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VRIES, Johann Dietrich Ludwig de

VRIES, Johann Dietrich Ludwig de. Gennep 18.4.1894 — 19??. Dutch Indologist. Son of a railway officer, educated in Utrecht. From 1915 studied at Utrecht classical philology, Sanskrit (Caland) and linguistics (Schrijnen). Cand. 1918 and Dr. in class. phil. 1921 Utrecht. In 1921-22 studied Romanistics at Amsterdam. In 1923 deputy Professor…

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NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph

NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Ath 13.6.1816 — Leuven 23.5.1893. Belgian Indologist and Oriental Scholar. Professor in Louvain. Son of a merchant, family moved early to Lille where he went to the school. From 1834 among the first students at Louvain, just reestablished as a catholic university, studied classical philology, Hebrew and Syriac.…

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MUNK, Salomon

MUNK, Salomon. Gross-Glogau, Silesia (now Glogów, Poland) 2.5.1802 — Paris 5/6.2.(14.5.?)1867. German Oriental Scholar in France. Professor in Paris. Born in a Jewish family in Prussian Silesia, son of a poor synagogue servant, educated at Rabbinical school in Gross-Glogau and in Berlin. Despite of poverty succeeded to start studies at…

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MISTELI, Franz

MISTELI, Franz. Aesch, Solothurn 11.3.1841 — Brunnen 6.10.1903. Swiss IE, Indo-Iranian and Classical Scholar. Professor in Basel. After Canton School of Solothurn studies at Zürich, Bonn, Geneva, and Paris. Schoolteacher at gymnasium in St.Gallen in 1865-72 and in Solothurn in 1872-77. From 1873 PD für Sanskrit und Sprachvergleichung at Bern.…

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MIRONOV, Nikolaj D

MIRONOV, Nikolaj Dmitrievič. St.Petersburg 25.9.(13.9.)1880 — Ariana, Tunisia 1936. Russian Indologist. After Gymnasium in St.Petersburg in 1891-98 studies at univer­sity there in 1898-99, and in Germany: 1899-1901 at Strassburg under Hübschmann and Leumann, 1901-02 at Berlin under Geldner, Sieg and Pischel, 1902-03 at Bonn under Jacobi. Ph.D. 1903 Strassburg. In…

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MIRONAS, Ričardas

MIRONAS, Ričardas. Zaysan, Kazakhstan 5.4.1908 — Vilnius 26.4.1979. Lithuanian Linguist and Classical Philologist interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Vilnius. Graduated 1933 from Kaunas University, then studied Indology at Sorbonne. From 1935 schoolteacher in Kaunas and Vilkaviškis. From 1944 Assistant Instructor, from 1946 Associate Professor at Kaunas University, from 1950 Professor…

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MICHELSON, Truman

MICHELSON, Truman. New Rochelle NY 11.8.1879 — Washington DC 26.7. 1938. U.S. Ethnologist and Linguist, interested in MIA. Professor in Washington DC. Educated at Harvard: A.B. 1902, A.M. 1903, Ph.D. 1904. In 1904-05 further studies at Leipzig and Bonn, in 1909 studies of anthropology under Boas at Columbia. In 1904-05…

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MENSCHING, Gustav

MENSCHING, Gustav. Hannover 6.5.1901 — Düren-Lendersdorf 30.9.1978. German Theologian and Scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Gustav M. (1869–1906), farmer and trader, and Johanna Schubart (1874–1956; Anna Vogler of Wikipedia is his grandmother). Studies of theology (Luth.), comparative religion, Indology and philosophy at Göttingen (1920-21) and Marburg,…

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MEADER, Clarence Lindon

MEADER, Clarence Lindon. Battle Creek, Mich. 12.8.1868 — Garden Grove CA 1.7.1967. U.S. Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of John Murray M. and Maria A. Fredericks. Studies at University of Michigan: A.B. 1891, Ph.D. 1902. Further studies at American School in Athens in 1892, at Bonn in 1893, at Munich…

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