LIEBENTHAL, Walter

LIEBENTHAL, Walter. Königsberg 12.6.1886 — Tübingen 15.11.1982. German Indologist, Sinologist and Buddhist Scholar. Professor in Peking and Santiniketan. Son of Robert L., an attorney, and Grete Becken. After a brief period of university studies of law he started in 1907 work as a sculptor. From 1914 in Prussian army, in…

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LEITNER, Gottlieb Wilhelm

LEITNER, Gottlieb Wilhelm. Pest 14(17?).10.1840 — Bonn 22.3.1899. Austro-Hungarian Indologist and Anthropologist in the U.K. and India. Professor in Lahore. Born as son of Leopold Saphir, a physician in Austrian family living in Hungary. Father died early and his mother, Marie Henriette Herzberg, remarried Johann Moritz Leitner and moved in…

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KRESSLER, August Eduard Oscar

KRESSLER, August Eduard Oscar. Konstanz 16.4.1876 — Hongkong 1970. German Japanologist, began as Indologist. Son of a postal officer, educated in Aachen, Colmar (Alsace) and Wernigerode. From 1896 studies of Oriental philology at Leipzig (Windisch, et al.), Genève and Strassburg (Leumann). Ph.D. 1904 Strassburg. Worked as teacher, but in 1908…

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KOSEGARTEN, Johann Gottfried Ludwig

KOSEGARTEN, Johann Gottfried Ludwig. Altenkirchen, Rügen 10.9.1792 — Greifswald 18.8.(18.10.?)1860. German Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Greiswald. Son of the minister and poet Ludwig Gotthard K. (1758–1818), educated at home. In 1808-12 studies of theology and history at Greifswald, where his father had just got the chair of history. In…

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KOHL, Josef Friedrich

KOHL, Josef Friedrich. Katzengrün (Bohemia) 22.7.1908 — ?.1.1998. Austrian Indologist in Germany. Professor at Würzburg. Son of a Catholic estate steward from Bohemia, educated at German Gymnasium in Eger. In 1927-31 studies of biology, paleontology, physics and mathematics at German University of Prague, in 1931-33 Indology under Winternitz and O.…

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KLIMKEIT, Hans-Joachim

KLIMKEIT, Hans-Joachim. Ranchi, India 22.7.1939 — 7.2.1999. German scholar of Comparative, Indian and Central Asian Religions. Professor in Bonn. Son of a mission­ary, Johannes Kl. Studies of ev. theology, soon also Indology and com­parative religion at Neuendettelsau, Tübingen, Bonn and Harvard. Ph.D. 1964 Bonn, under Mensching. PD ibid. from 1968.…

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KALTHOFF, Johann Heinrich

KALTHOFF, Johann Heinrich. Warendorf 5.2.1803 — Münster 11.1.1839. German Oriental Scholar. After Gymnasium in Warendorf and Münster studied theology and philology at Münster in 1821-24 and Oriental languages at Bonn in 1824-29. Ph.D. 1829 Bonn. In 1829-30 further studies in Paris under Silvestre de Sacy and Abel-Rémusat. From 1830 PD…

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HUNTER, William Wilson

HUNTER, William Wilson. Glasgow 15.7.1840 — Oaken Holt 7.2.1900. Sir. British (Scots) Civil Servant, Ethnologist and Linguist in India. Son of Andrew Galloway H., educated at Glasgow Academy and University. Further studies at Paris and Bonn. “Went out to Lower Bengal in 1862.” In 1869 he was chosen by Lord…

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HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor

HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor. Dresden 29.3.1857 — Halle 16.1.1927. German Indologist and Epigraphist. 20 years in India, then Professor in Halle. Son of Theodor H., a business man, and Anna Greif, nephew of philologist Friedrich H. Educated in Dresden, from 1874 studied classical and Oriental languages (Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic)…

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HILMARSSON, Jörundur Garðar

HILMARSSON, Jörundur Garðar. Reykjavík 15.3.1946 — Reykjavík 13.8. 1992. Icelandic IE Linguist and Tocharian Scholar. Studies of Linguistics from 1966, M.A. 1977. Ph.D. 1986 Leiden. In 1973 and 1979-81 studies at Sorbonne. Alexander von Humboldt scholarship holder in Germany 1979-81 (in Kiel) and 1988. Taught at the Department of General…

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