GILES, Peter

GILES, Peter. Strichen, Buchan dt., Aberdeenshire 20.10.1860 — Cambridge 17.9.1935. British Linguist and Classical Philologist. Reader in Cambridge. Son of Peter G., a factor, and Margret Eddie Brown. Educated at King’s College, from 1878 at Aberdeen University, from 1882 at Caius College, Cambridge. Studied classical and comparative linguistics and history.…

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FRIEDLÄNDER, Walter

FRIEDLÄNDER, Walter. Glogau, Niederschlesien (now Glogow in Poland) 10.3.1873 — New York 8.9. 1966. German Student of Indology, then Art Historian, later in the U.S.A. Studied Indology at Berlin, perhaps the last student of Weber. Ph.D. 1900 Berlin. Changed his subject and concentrated on art history. In 1907-11 at Prussian…

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FRANKE, Alwin Wilhelm Otto

FRANKE, Alwin Wilhelm Otto. Gernrode/Harz 27.9.1863 — Berlin 5.8.1946. German Sinologist (started with Indology). Son of the Burgermeister Friedrich F. (1831–1889; from 1876 director of a prison in Coswig) and Henriette Ziegler (1832–1917). In 1882-87 studies of history, soon also of Indology and law at Freiburg, Berlin, Göttingen and Kiel.…

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EILERS, Wilhelm M. J.

EILERS, Wilhelm M. J. Leipzig 27.9.1906 — Würzburg 3.7.1989. German Oriental (Semitic) and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Würzburg. Son of a Gymnasium Professor, matriculated from Zwickau. Studies of law at Freiburg, München and Leipzig (Dr.iuris 1931, with a diss. on ancient Babylonian laws), then Oriental lan­guages (Cuneiform, Semitic and Iranian)…

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DAHLMANN, Joseph

DAHLMANN, Joseph. Köln/Koblenz 14.10.1861 — Tokyo 22.6.1928. Father. S.J. German Indologist, later in Japan. Son of a tailor, educated in 1873-78 at Feldkirchen Jesuit College, joined the S. J. in the age of 17 in 1878. Studies in the Netherlands, the U.K. and Puerto Rico, then Indology at Wien (under…

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BLANFORD, William Thomas

BLANFORD, William Thomas. London 7.10.1832 — London 23.6.1905. British Geologist and Zoologist in India. Son of William Bl. and Elizabeth Simpson, educated at private schools in Brighton and Paris. Joined the family business in carving and gilding and because of ill-health spent two years in Civitavecchia, Italy. Then from 1851…

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BHARATI, Agehananda (Leopold Fischer), Swami

BHARATI, Agehananda (Leopold Fischer), Swami. Wien 20.4.1923 — New York 14.5.1991. Austrian born Indologist, Tantric Scholar and Anthropologist, for a long time in India, then in the U.S.A. Naturalised 1968 as U.S. citizen. Professor in Syracuse. Son of Hans Fischer and Margarethe von May. Studies in Vienna in 1941-47, adopted…

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BERNEKER, Erich

BERNEKER, Erich. Königsberg 3.2.1874 — Munich 15/20.3.1937. German Linguist, mainly Slavic, but also IE Scholar. Studies of Germanic at Freiburg i.Br. and of Slavic at Leipzig and Moscow. Ph.D. 1895 and PD 1899 Berlin. In 1896-99 taught Russia at Orientalisches Seminar, Berlin. In 1902-09 ao. Professor of Comparative Linguistics at…

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