RÜCKERT, Friedrich

RÜCKERT, Friedrich. Schweinfurt 16.5.1788 — Neusess bei Coburg, Franken 31.1.1866. German Poet, Translator, Oriental Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Berlin. Son of Johann Adam R. (1763–1831), a lawyer, and Maria Barbara Schoppach (1766–1835). After gymnasium in Schweinfurt (1802–05) studies of law, languages and literature at Würzburg (1805-09) and…

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SPIEGEL, Friedrich (von)

SPIEGEL, Ludwig Friedrich Ernst (1880 von Sp.). Kitzingen near Würzburg 11.7.1820 — Munich 15.12.1905. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Erlangen. N.D.B. does not know the first names of his parents, but his father was a Rentamtmann and died in 1830, mother née Dorsch. Matriculated from Ansbach, began 1839 studies of…

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NEGELEIN, Julius von

NEGELEIN, Julius von. Königsberg 17.10.1872 — Erlangen 16.12.1932. German Indologist. Professor in Erlangen. Son of an official. After school in Königsberg studies at Greifswald, Berlin, Königsberg and Marburg. Ph.D. 1897 Königsberg, from 1899 PD there. Later ao. Professor at Königsberg. In 1914-20 in army. From 1920 ord. Professor at Erlangen…

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HOFFMANN, Karl

HOFFMANN, Karl. Hof am Regen, Oberpfalz (Bavaria) 26.2.1915 — Erlangen 21.5.1996. German Indo-Iranian and IE Linguist. Professor in Erlangen. Son of a railway officer. After school in Munich he studied from 1934 at Munich under Oertel, Sommer and Wüst. Ph.D. 1941 Munich (under Wüst). He had to join the army…

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GRAUL, Karl

GRAUL, Karl Friedrich Leberecht. Wörlitz bei Dessau 6.2.1814 — Erlangen 10.11.1864. German Indologist (Tamil Scholar) and Lutheran Missionary. Son of Gottfried Graul (d. 1824) a weaver, and Louise Haberkorn, educated at gymnasium in Zerbst and Dessau. From 1834 studies of theology at Leipzig, then visited Italy as a tutor in…

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GEIGER, Wilhelm

GEIGER, Wilhelm Ludwig. Nürnberg 21.7.1856 — Neubiberg near Munich 2.9. 1943. German Iranian Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Munich. Husband of —> M. Geiger. Son of Johannes Leonhard G. (1820–1894), a Lutheran minister, and Emma Paur (1832–1918). Studied classical philology and Oriental languages at Berlin, Bonn and Erlangen…

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BOUDA, Karl

BOUDA, Karl Ernst. Hamburg 10.2.1901 — Erlangen or Nürnberg (?) 31.7.1979. German Linguist and Caucasologist. Son of Karl Enoch Bouda and Karolina Völcker. PD 1936 Berlin. From 1942 pl. ao. (ord. 1950) Professor at Erlangen, until 1954. Later living in Nürnberg. Bouda was a many-sided linguist, who worked on Caucasian,…

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