HILKA, Alfons

HILKA, Alfons. Walzen/Oberschlesien 30.7.1877 — Göttingen 21.6.1939. German Indologist and Scholar of Romance Languages. Professor in Göttingen. Son of the Catholic master tailor Johannes H. and Franziska Kozlik. After gymnasium in Gross-Strelitz studies of Romance philology and Sanskrit at Breslau, Berlin and Poitiers, student of A. Tobler and C. Appel,…

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HEIMANN, Betty

HEIMANN, Betty. Wandsbeck bei Hamburg 29.3.1888 — Sirmione at the Lake Garda 19.5.1961. German Indologist in Sri Lanka. British citizen 1939. Daughter of a banker. After school in Hamburg studied classical philology and Indology at Kiel (Deussen, Sieg), briefly also at Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1920 Kiel, now further studies at Göttingen…

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JACOBI, Hermann Georg

JACOBI, Hermann Georg. Köln 11.2.1850 (or 1.2.?) — Bonn 19.10.1937. German Indologist. Professor in Bonn. Son of a steam mill owner, Friedrich Heinrich Otto J. (1803–1880) and Caroline Zeiz. Roman Catholic, educated in Köln. From 1868 studies of mathematics at Berlin, switched soon to Sanskrit and IE. Through Weber he…

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HAUG, Martin

HAUG, Martin. Ostdorf bei Balingen, Württemberg 30.1.1827 — Ragaz, Switzerland 3.6.1876. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. Son of a farmer, Martin H., who only reluctantly allowed his talented son to pursue studies, and Anna Maria Jetter. At the age of 16 he worked as an auxiliary teacher. On his own he learnt…

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HARTMANN, Peter

HARTMANN, Peter. Berlin-Schöneberg 16.4.1923 — Münster 9.3.1984. German Linguist. Professor in Münster and Konstanz. Son of Hubert H., an officer, and grandson of —> Felix H. Matriculated 1942 from Berlin and went to army. Wounded in Stalingrad, later became British war prisoner. From 1946 studied comparative linguistics and Japanese at…

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HARRY, Joseph Edward

HARRY, Joseph Edward. Harford Co., MD 1.10.1863 — New York 12.8.1949. U.S. Classical (Greek) Scholar also interested in Modern Languages and Sanskrit. Professor in Cincinnati and Columbia. Son of David and Maria Jane H. Educated at Johns Hopkins (A.B. 1886, Ph.D. 1889), in 1887 further studies in Germany. In 1888-1900…

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HAMMERICH, Martin Johannes

HAMMERICH, Martin Johannes. Copenhagen 4.12.1811 — Iselingen, Vordingborg 20.9.1881. Danish Scholar of Literature and Educator interested in Indology. Son of merchant Johannes H. and Meta Adolph. From 1830 studies at København University, 1833 Cand. Theol., 1836 Mag. with a diss. on Ragnarok myth. He was much interested in Germanic Philology…

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HACKER, Paul

HACKER, Paul. Seelscheid/Bergisches Land (Kreis Sieg) 6.1.1913 — Münster/ Westfalen 18.3.1979. German Indologist. Professor in Bonn and Münster. After matriculation from Siegburg Gymnasium studied Indology, modern literature (English, French and Russian) and philosophy at Bonn, Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Berlin. In Indology student of Kirfel, Losch, Zimmer, Ruben, and Breloer. Ph.D.…

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HAAS, Ernst Anton Max

HAAS, Ernst Anton Max. Coburg 18.4.1835 — London 3.7.1882. German Indologist in London. Son of Friedrich Haas. After school in Coburg studies of Germanic and Romance philology at Berlin and Bonn. Through comparative linguistics he became interested in Sanskrit and went to Tübingen to study under Roth, then also Weber’s…

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GOTHEIN, Marie-Louise

GOTHEIN, Marie-Louise (née Schröter). Passenheim, Ostpreussen (now Pasym in Poland) 12.9.1863 — Heidelberg 24.12.1931. German Author interested in India. Daughter of Constantin Schröter, Landesgerichtsrat in Breslau, and Hermine Auguste Leonhardy. In 1885 married with Eberhard Gothein (1853–1923), an economist and cultural historian, who worked as Professor of Nationalökonomie at Technische…

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