SØRENSEN, Søren

SØRENSEN, Søren. Danstrup near Randers 23.11.1848 — Copenhagen 8.12.1902. Danish Indologist. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a poor farmer, Søren Sørensen and Johanne Mikkelsdatter. Educated in Christianshavn, where —> M. Hammerich was his teacher. He studied classical philology, comparative linguistics, Slavistics and Sanskrit at Copenhagen. After a period as schoolteacher…

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SCHIERN, Frederik

SCHIERN, Frederik Eginhard Amadeus Høst. Copenhagen 22.11.1816 — Frederiksberg near Copenhagen 16.12.1882. Danish Historian and Classical Scholar. Son of Jens Kragh Høst (1772–1844), an author, and Susanne Margrethe Oxholm, who after divorce married Niels Schiern. Educated in Copenhagen, then studied history and law there. Cand. Juris 1839, Fil. Mag. (M.A.)…

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WULFF, Kurt

WULFF, Kurt. Hellerup 4.9.1881 — Copenhagen 4.5.1939. Danish Linguist (Indologist, South-East and East Asian Scholar and Sinologist). Librarian in Copenhagen. Son of Peter Wulff (d. 1898), a cigar manufacturer, and Emma Heydorn, a Holsteinian (German, but politically on Danish side) family. Matriculated in 1900, studied classics at Copenhagen, also linguistics…

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WIMMER, Ludvig

WIMMER, Ludvig Frands Adalbert. Ringkøbing on Jutland west coast 7.2.1839 — Copenhagen 29.4.1920. Danish Linguist. Son of Adalbert Ernst W., a customs officer, and Karoline Henriette Petersen. Educated in Kolding and Ribe. Studied at Copenhagen Germanics, classics, comparative linguistics and Sanskrit (under Westergaard), even Arabic and Hebrew. Ph.D. there 1868.…

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WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig

WESTERGAARD, Niels Ludvig. Copenhagen 27.10.1815 — Copenhagen 9.9.1878. Danish Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a master carpenter, Niels Nielsen W. and Sophie Magdalene Nyeborg. As a schoolboy he became interested, from the example of Rask, in comparative linguistics and Oriental languages. From 1833 studied at Copenhagen…

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RASK, Rasmus

RASK, Rasmus Kristian (bapt. Rasmus Christian Rasch). Brændekilde near Odense 22.11.1787 — Copenhagen 14.11.1832. Danish Linguist and Traveller, also interested in Sanskrit and Old Iranian. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of Niels Hansen Rasch, a smallholder and tailor, and Birthe Rasmusdatter. Educated at home and in Odense, became early interested in…

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TUXEN, Poul

TUXEN, Poul. Frederiksberg near Copenhagen 8.12.1880 — Copenhagen 29.5.1955. Danish Indologist. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of Søren Ludvig T. (1850–1919), teacher and classical philologist, and Johanne Margarethe Jørgensen. Educated at Bergerydskolen in Copenhagen, where his father was rector. Started Sanskrit as a schoolboy, matriculated 1899. Studied at Copenhagen Music (played violin),…

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THOMSEN, Vilhelm

THOMSEN, Vilhelm Ludvig Peter. Sanders (?) 25.1.1842 — Copenhagen 12/13.5.1927. Danish Linguist. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of postmaster Ludvig Frederik Th. and Elise Schlegel. According to Sandfeld 1942 he was born in Copenhagen, but went school in Randers. Matriculated in 1859 from Randers Latin School. Studied at Copenhagen theology, but…

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PEDERSEN, Holger

PEDERSEN, Holger. Gjelballe near Lunderskov, Kolding prov. 7.4.1867 — Hellerup near Copenhagen 25.10.1953. Danish Linguist. Professor in Copenhagen. Born in a teacher family in Jutland, son of Christen P. (d. 1877) and Dorthe Lauridsen. After school in Ribe he studiedfrom 1885at Copenhagen classical philology, Danish and linguistics under Verner, Thomsen,…

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VERNER, Karl

VERNER, Karl Adolph. Aarhus 7.3.1846 — Copenhagen 5.11.1896. Danish Linguist and Phonetician. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of a German artisan and his Danish wife. Studied Classics, Germanic and Slavic languagesat Copenhagen, also Sanskrit under Westergaard. Mag. 1873. Further studies at St.Petersburg and Moscow in 1871-75. Librarian at Halle University in…

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