GOLDSTÜCKER, Theodor

GOLDSTÜCKER, Theodor. Königsberg 18.1.1821 — London 6.3.1872. German Indologist in the U.K. Professor in London. Born in a Jewish family, school in Königsberg, began studies of philology there in 1836 under P. von Bohlen et al. In 1838 came to Bonn to study under v. Schlegel, Lassen and Freytag (Semitics).…

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GILDEMEISTER, Johannes Gustav

GILDEMEISTER, Johannes Gustav. Klein-Siemen/Mecklenburg 20.7.1812 — Bonn 11.3.1890. German Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Marburg and Bonn. Born in Mecklenburg countryside in a Bremenian patrician family, son of Johann G. and Maria Anne Catharine Wienholt. Gymnasium in Bremen. Said to have studied Hebrew at Duisburg University (under Krummacher), but the…

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GEORGIAN, Constantin D

GEORGIAN, Constantin D. Bucharest 2.1.1850 — 26.11.1904. Romanian Indologist, the First Schooled Oriental Scholar of his Country. Son of a shopkeeper, matriculated in Bucharest in 1869. Graduated in Bucharest University in 1872 with a dissertation on Sallustius and obtained a scholarship. In 1872-75 studied in Paris classical and Romance philology…

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GELABERT Y GORDIOLA, Juan

GELABERT Y GORDIOLA, Juan. Palma de Mallorca or Sóller 1843 — Madrid 1894. Spanish Linguist and Philologist. Studies at Madrid (Sanskrit under Garcia Ayuso), Ph.D. 1868. In 1867-70 schoolteacher, also taught Greek and Hebrew at Madrid University. In 1883-94 he was the Professor of Sanskrit at Madrid. His Manual was…

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GEIGER, Bernhard

GEIGER, Bernhard. Bielitz-Biala (Polish Bielsko, then in Austrian Silesia) 30.4.1881 — New York 5.7.1964. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar, later in the U.S.A. Professor in Vienna and New York. Son of Chiel G., a Jewish tailor who moved in 1902 to the U.S.A. School and gymnasium in Biala. Studies of Semitics, Iranian…

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FOUCHER, Alfred Charles Auguste

FOUCHER, Alfred Charles Auguste. Lorient (Morbihan, Bretagne) 21.11.1865 — Sceaux 30.10.1952. French Indologist, Art Historian and Archaeologist. Professor in Paris. Son of a teacher of literature, lost his mother at birth. Educated in Morlaix and Rennes. In 1881 came to Paris, now studies at Lycée Henri IV, then from 1885…

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FISCHER, Klaus

FISCHER, Klaus. Zittau (Sachsen) 23.11.1919 — Bonn 25.3.1993. German Archaeologist and Art Historian of South Asia. Professor in Bonn. Studied archaeology and art history at Heidelberg, Ph.D. there 1948 (diss. on barock architecture). In 1952 obtained a travel grant and studied two years art history in Calcutta under J. N. Banerjea…

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ESTELLER Y MELIÀ, Adolfo

ESTELLER Y MELIÀ, Adolfo. Alcanar (Montsià) near Valencia 10.1.1899 — 18.3.1984. S.J. Spanish Indologist in India. Professor in Bombay. Son of estate manager Hermengildo E. and Elisa Melia. Joined the S.J. 1914. Educated in Castellon and Zaragoza, then studies of philosophy at Pontificia Universitá Gregoriana in Rome (Ph.D. there 1921).…

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ECKE, Emil-Wilhelm-Gustav

ECKE, Emil-Wilhelm-Gustav. Bonn 13.6.1896 — Honolulu 18.12.1971. German Art Historian in China and U.S.A. Son of Gustav Ecke, Professor of Theology. From 1914 studies at Bonn, Berlin and Erlangen. Ph.D. 1922, on European art. In 1923 went to China, taught at several universities there: 1923-28 Amoy University, 1928-33 at Tsinghua…

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DUMÉZIL, Georges Edmond Raoul

DUMÉZIL, Georges Edmond Raoul. Paris 4.3.1898 — Paris 11.10.1986. French Linguist. Professor in Paris. Son of Jean Anatole D. (1857–1929), general of artillery, and Marguérite Dutier (1860–1945), grew up in garrison towns. Thus attended collège in Neufchateau, lycée in Troyes, Paris (Louis-le-Grand) and Tarbes. He read Bréal and started with…

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