NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard

NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard. Innsbruck 26.5.1899 — Princeton N.J. 19.2.1990. Austrian Historian of Astronomy and Mathematics in the U.S.A. Son of Rudolph N. In 1917 he left Akad. Gymnasium, Graz, to join the army and thus obtained his matriculation without examination in classical languages in which the mathematically and technically minded…

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MONIER-WILLIAMS, Monier

MONIER-WILLIAMS, Monier. Bombay 12.11.1819 — Cannes, France 11.4. 1899. Sir. British Indologist. Professor in Oxford. Third son of Colonel M. W. (R.E., Surveyor-General in Bombay Presidency, 24 years in India). Sent to England in 1822 he was educated in Chelsea and Brighton, then at King’s College School in London. In…

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MEYER, Leo

MEYER, Leo. Bledeln near Sarstedt (Hannover) 3.7.1830 — Göttingen 6.10.1910. German IE Scholar in Estonia. Professor in Dorpat. Son of Carl Friedrich M., a minister, and Jeanette Schlüter. After Lyceum in Hannover and Holzminden in 1844-48, studies at Göttingen, of German, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit (under Benfey), in 1855 also…

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MENSCHING, Gustav

MENSCHING, Gustav. Hannover 6.5.1901 — Düren-Lendersdorf 30.9.1978. German Theologian and Scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Gustav M. (1869–1906), farmer and trader, and Johanna Schubart (1874–1956; Anna Vogler of Wikipedia is his grandmother). Studies of theology (Luth.), comparative religion, Indology and philosophy at Göttingen (1920-21) and Marburg,…

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MACDONELL, Arthur Anthony

MACDONELL, Arthur Anthony. Muzaffarpur, India 11.5.1854 — Oxford 28.12.1930. British Indologist. Professor in Oxford. Son of Charles Alexander M., a colonel in Indian army, in 1861 came with his mother to England. Educated in Germany, in 1866-69 in Dresden and 1870-75 in Göttingen. In 1875-76 studies at Göttingen University, started…

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LÜDERS, Heinrich

LÜDERS, Heinrich. Lübeck 25.6.1869 — Badenweiler 7.5.1943. German Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Husband of —> Else Lüders. Son of a factory owner, Friedrich L. and Hedwig Heym, he went to school and matriculated in 1888 in Lübeck. After one term of Germanic studies at München studied Indology at Göttingen, under…

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LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl

LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl. Altwasser, Silesia 7.1.1862 — Breslau 4.7.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Heidelberg and Breslau. Son of a mill owner. In 1880-85 studies at Breslau, München and Göttingen. Ph.D. 1885 Göttingen. In 1886-88 worked as voluntary (Volontär) in Breslau University Library. From 1892 PD and from 1897…

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LEUMANN, Manu

LEUMANN, Manu. Strassburg 6.10.1889 — Zürich 15.7.1977. Swiss Indo-Iranian Linguist and Classical Philologist. Son of —> Ernst L. Matriculated from Protestant Gymnasium in Strassburg, studies at Göttingen and Berlin under F. C. Andreas, W. Schulze, Wackernagel, Wilamowitz-Möllendorf et al. Ph.D. 1914 Strassburg (under Thumb). Served in WW I. From 1919 Assistant…

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LESKIEN, August

LESKIEN, August. Kiel 8.7.1840 — Leipzig 20.9.1916. German IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Leipzig. Son of a master carpenter, he was able of entering the Gymnasium in Kiel only in the age of 16, but then proceeded rapidly. In 1820 started classical studies at Kiel University, then moved to…

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LENTZ, Otto Hellmut Wolfgang

LENTZ, Otto Helmut Wolfgang. Hameln 23.2.1900 — Marburg 8.12.1986. German Iranian Scholar. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Dr. Alfred L., director of girls’ Gymnasium in Hameln, where he went to school. In 1918-23 studies of IE and classical languages, later also Iranian and Indo-Aryan and Semitic languages at München and…

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