GILES, Peter

GILES, Peter. Strichen, Buchan dt., Aberdeenshire 20.10.1860 — Cambridge 17.9.1935. British (Scottish) 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 Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Studied classical and comparative…

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FRIEDLÄNDER, Walter

FRIEDLÄNDER, Walter Ferdinand. 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. Son of Sigismund Fr. and Anna Joachimsthal, lost early his parents and grew up at his sister in Berlin. Studied Indology at Berlin, among…

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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 and Assyriology at Freiburg, Munich and Leipzig (Dr.iuris 1931 Leipzig, with a diss. on ancient Babylonian laws), then Oriental lan­guages (Cuneiform,…

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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, Johann Simon D., and Catharina Schulten, 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…

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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., a factory owner, 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.…

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BHARATI, Agehananda (Leopold Fischer), Swami

BHARATI, Agehananda (Leopold Fischer), Swami. Vienna 20.4.1923 — Rochester NY 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. Grew up in Vienna, during war served…

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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. Son of bank direstor Richard B. and Johanna Glum. Studies of Germanic at Freiburg i.Br. and of Slavic at Leipzig and Moscow. Ph.D. 1895 (under Leskien) and PD 1899 Berlin. In 1896-99 taught Russian at…

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