WESTPHAL, Rudolf

WESTPHAL, Rudolf  Georg Hermann. Obernkirchen in Schaumburg 3.7.1826 — Stadthagen, Schaumburg 10.7.1892. German Philologist. Son of a mining engineer. Gymnasium in Bückeburg and Rinteln. From 1845 studied theology and classical philology at Marburg, also learned Arabic and Sanskrit (Gildemeister). In 1852 both Ph.D. and PD at Tübingen (für Klassische Philologie…

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SCHMÖLDERS, August

SCHMÖLDERS, Franz August. Rhede bei Bocholt, Westfalen 28.11.1809 — Breslau 21.2.1880. German Oriental (Arabic) Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Breslau. Studies of Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit at Bonn (Ph.D. 1836) and Paris. PD 1842 Berlin. After some years’ teaching at gymnasium succeeded Bernstein as Professor at Breslau (ao.…

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SCHULEMANN, Günther

SCHULEMANN, Günther. Neisse/Schlesien (now Nysa in Poland) 26.8.1889 — Dresden 15.6.1964. German Philosopher and Buddhist Scholar. Professor in Breslau. Son of Franz Sch. and Helene Meyer, brother of —> Werner Sch. Studies of Catholic theology and philosophy at Berlin, Freiburg and Breslau, Ph.D. 1913 Breslau. Ordained priest 1918. PD 1923…

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SCHRADER, Otto

SCHRADER, Otto. Weimar 28.3.1855 — Breslau 21.3.1919. German IE Scholar. Professor in Breslau. Son of Bernhard Schrader, a civil servant, and Amalie Krehan. Educated in Weimar, studies at Jena, Leipzig and Berlin. Ph.D. 1877 Leipzig. PD 1887 Jena. In 1877-1909 schoolteacher (Oberlehrer) at gymnasium in Jena, from 1890 also ao.…

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STENZLER, Adolf

STENZLER, Adolf Friedrich. Wolgast, Pommern 9.7.1807 — Breslau 27.2.1887. German Indologist. Professor in Breslau. Born in the then Swedish Pomerania, son of Archdeacon (1829 Superintendent) Lorenz St. and Charlotte Droysen, educated in Wolgast and Friedland in Mecklenburg. In 1826-29 studies of Theology at Greifswald (also Oriental languages under Kosegarten) and…

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STRAUSS, Otto

STRAUSS, Otto. Berlin 18.10.1881 — Bloemendaal, Netherlands 20.10.1940. German Indologist. Professor in Breslau. Son of a banker. Studied Indology, philosophy and art history at Munich, Berlin and especially Kiel (Oldenberg, Deussen). From Deussen got the interest in Indian philosophy. Ph.D. 1905 Kiel (under Oldenberg). PD 1911 Kiel. From 1913 Professor…

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SPECHT, Franz

SPECHT, Franz. Rosslau/Anhalt 1.11.1888 — Mainz 13.11.1949. German IE Scholar. Professor in Halle, Breslau, Berlin and Mainz. Gymnasium in Dessau. Studies of Classics, Germanistics and IE in 1909-13 at Berlin and Leipzig (under Windisch, Leskien, Brugmann, Schulze). Participated in WW I, wounded, then Ph.D. 1917 Leipzig. In 1913-23 schoolteacher (from 1916…

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LIEBICH, Bruno

LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl. Altwasser, Kr. Waldenburg, Silesia (now Stary Zdrój in Poland)7.1.1862 — Breslau 4.7.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Heidelberg and Breslau. Son of a mill owner. In 1880-85 studies at Breslau, Munich and Göttingen. Ph.D. 1885 Göttingen. In 1886-88 worked as voluntary (Volontär) in Breslau University Library.…

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FICK, August

FICK, Friedrich Conrad August. Petershagen bei Minden 5.5.1833 — Hildesheim 24.3.1916. German Linguist (IE scholar). Professor in Göttingen and Breslau. Son of Otto Vicke (Fick), later Landes­ökonomie­kommissar, and Wilhelmine Hillefeld. School in Hildesheim. Studies of classical philology (K. F. Hermann), then comparative linguistics, Sanskrit and Avesta (Benfey). also Persian and Armenian…

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EICKSTEDT, Egon, Freiherr von

EICKSTEDT, Egon Rudolf Ernst Adolf Hans Dubslaff, Freiherr von. Jersitz, Kreis Posen-Ost (now Jeżyce in Poznań, Poland) 10.4.1892 — Mainz 20.12.1965. German Ethnologist and Racist. Professor in Breslau and Mainz. Son of Hans von E. (1860–98), Prussian Distriktkommissar, of a Pomoranian noble house, and Elisabeth Pauer (1871–1945). Worked as merchant, then…

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