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 Karl Heinrich. 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 gymnasium in Holzminden in 1844-49, studies at Göttingen, concentrating on German, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit…

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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, Bihar 11.5.1854 — Headington, Oxfordshire28.12.1930. British (Scottish)Indologist. Professor in Oxford. Son of Charles Alexander M. (d. 1870), a colonel in Indian army, and Margaret Jane Maclean. In 1861 came with his mother to England. Educated in Germany, in 1866-69 in Dresden and 1870-75 in Göttingen. In…

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LÜDERS, Heinrich

LÜDERS, Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Christian. 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 Munich he studied…

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LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl

LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl. Altwasser, Kr. Waldenburg, Silesia (now Stary Zdrój in Poland)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, Munich and Göttingen. Ph.D. 1885 Göttingen. In 1886-88 worked as voluntary (Volontär) in Breslau University Library.…

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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. and Gertrud Siegemund. Matriculated from Protestant Gymnasium in Strassburg, studies at Strassburg, Göttingen and Berlin under F. C. Andreas, W. Schulze, Wackernagel, Wilamowitz-Möllendorf et al. Ph.D. 1914 Strassburg (under Thumb). Served in WW…

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LESKIEN, August

LESKIEN, Johann Heinrich August. Kiel 8.7.1840 — Leipzig 20.9.1916. German IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Leipzig. Son of August Wilhelm L., a master carpenter, and Magdalena Schmidt. With his modest background he could only enter the Gymnasium in Kiel in the age of 16, but then proceeded rapidly. In 1860…

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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 Munich and…

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