PETZ, Gedeon

PETZ, Gideon. Harka 24.11.1863 — Budapest 21.12.1943. Hungarian Linguist. Studies at Budapest, Freiburg i. Br., Leipzig and Berlin, 1881-87. Ph.D. Teacher at Lutheran gymnasium in Budapest. At Budapest University: PD 1887, ao. Professor 1896, ord. 1904, of German Philology. Member of Hungarian Academy: correspondent 1895, ord. 1920, honorary 1934. Publications: Wrote in…

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TELEGDI, Zsigmond

TELEGDI, Zsigmond (born Weil). Enyig, county Veszprém 29.12.1909 — Budapest 5.3.1994. Hungarian Linguist. Son of solicitor Ede Weil and Elza Erzsébet, lost early his father. Grew up in Székesfehérvár and attended Jewish secondary school there 1919-27. Briefly studied at Rabbinical seminary in Budapest, but interrupted and studied Semitic and Iranian linguistics…

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SCHMIDT, József

SCHMIDT, József. Vác 24.12.1868 — Budapest 1.10.1933. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of a house-painter, studied at Budapest under Mayr. In 1899-1908 worked as schoolteacher. In 1908-10 Docent and in 1910-20 Professor of comparative IE linguistics at Budapest (succeeding Mayr). In 1919 he worked in the Ministry of Education…

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SZIDAROVSZKY, János

SZIDAROVSZKY, János. Budapest 20.10.1881 — Budapest 30.12.1947. Hungarian IE Linguist. Studies at Budapest. Docent of IE Linguistics at Budapest University in 1924-41, then also member of Hungarian Academy. Publications: Az indogermán mellékmondatok kötőszavai. 1925 and other books in Hungarian. Sources: Hungarian Wikipedia; in Hungarian in http://mek.oszk.hu/00300/00355/html/index.html.

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VAMBÉRY, Arminiusz (Hermann)

VAMBÉRY, Ármin (Arminius[z], Hermann, orig. Hermann Hamburger [or Bamberger]). Szerdahely (ENS) or Szentgyörgy (now Svätý Jur in Slovakia) (Wiki) 19.3.1832 — Seebenstein, Austria (ENS) of Budapest (Wiki) 15.9.1913. Hungarian Traveller and Oriental scholar. Professor in Budapest. Born in a poor orthodox Jewish family, lost early his father. He had Jewish…

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URAY, Géza

URAY, Géza. Budapest 16.8.1921 — 17.7.1991. Hungarian Tibetan Scholar. Professor in Budapest. Reluctantly following his father’s wish he enrolled the Military Academy in 1939, but in 1940 moved to university. First studied law, from 1942 Tibetan under Ligeti. In 1944 forced to take military service. In 1947 continued his studies.…

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MAYR, Aurel

MAYR, Aurel. Budapest 10.3.1845 — 9.4.1914. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of Thomas Aloysius Mayr (d. 1847), a pharmacist moved to Hungary from Kärnten, educated at Piarist gymnasium in Budapest. After law studies at Budapest turned to philology (Sanskrit) and continued his studies at Berlin (Weber) 1868-70, Tübingen (Roth)…

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LIGETI, Lajos (Louis)

LIGETI, Lajos (Louis). Balassagyarmat/Nógrád 28.10.1902 — Budapest 24.5.1987. Hungarian Mongolian and Central Asian Scholar. Professor in Budapest. Educated in Gyarmat and Budapest. Studies of classical philology and of Turkish (Németh) at Budapest. Ph.D. 1924 Budapest. After further studies in Paris, of Sinology (Maspéro), Tibetan (Bacot), Turkic (Dény) and especially Mongolian…

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LĄCZAK, Józef

LĄCZAK, Józef (until the 1970s Lonczak). Książnica (near Mielec) 5.12.1926 — 21.8.1989. Polish Linguist, began as an Indologist, but moved into the Finno-Ugrian studies. After school (in wartime in secret courses) at Mielec, from 1947 studies of Indology (Willman-Grabowska) and Polish Philology at Cracow, graduated M.A. in 1952 (diss. “Indian Studies…

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GAÁL, László

GAÁL, László. Karcag 22.1.1891 — Karcag 13.6.1964. Hungarian Classical and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Debrecen. Studies of classical and Oriental languages at Kolozsvár University (under Gy. Németh and J. Csengeri), Ph.D. there 1913. Originally he was mainly a classical philologist and taught at secondary school in Nagy Kőrös, 1928-48 Director…

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