SCHWARTZ, Christian Friedrich

SCHWARTZ (Swartz), Christian Friedrich. Sonnenburg/Prussia (now Slońsk in Poland) 22.10.1726 — Tanjore (Tañcāvūr) 13.2.1798. German Missionary in India. Son of Georg S., a baker master. Educated in Sonnenburg and Küstrin, then studies at Halle University. In Halle assisted Schultz in editing the Tamil Bible. Ordained 1749 in Copenhagen and went…

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STOROST, Wilhelmas (Vilius Storasta; pseudonym Vydünas, Vîdûnas)

STOROST, Wilhelmas (Vilius Storasta; pseudonym Vydünas, Vîdûnas). Jonaten, Lith. Jonaičinose (Jonaičiai), Šilute, German East Prussia 22.3.1868 — Detmold 20.2.1963. Lithuanian (in Germany) Author and Theosophist interested in Sanskrit. Born in German East Prussia as member of the Lithuanian minority. In 1892 graduated from Ragnit (Ragainė) teachers’ seminary and 1896 from…

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SCHUBERT, Johannes

SCHUBERT, Johannes. Annaberg/Sächs. Erzgebirge 7.9.1896 — Leipzig 2.8.1976. German (East) Tibetan and Mongolian Scholar. Professor in Leipzig. Educated in Plauen, participated in WW I and matriculated only 1920. In 1920-22 studies of theology and philology at Leipzig and, after a break, Sinology (under Conrady and Erkes), Tibetan (Weller) and Turcology (A.…

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SPRENGEL, Mattias Christian

SPRENGEL, Matthias Christian. Rostock 24.8.1746 — Halle 7.1.1803. German Historian. Professor at Halle. Son of a merchant. After school in Rostock studied alw at Rostock and Bützoe, then English and history Göttingen (under A. L. von Schlözer). From 1778 ao. Professor für Geschichte at Göttigen, from 1779 ord at Halle.…

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TYCHSEN, Olaf Gerhard

TYCHSEN, Olaf Gerhard. Tondern 14.12.1734 (not 1735) — 30.12.1815. German Orientalist. Son of a Norwegian father. For a while teacher at Waisenhaus in Halle, from 1759 in Juden-Mission, from 1760 PD at Rostock, 1761 at Bützow. From 1763 Professor of Oriental Languages at Bützow, and after the reunification of Mecklemburgian…

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PISCHEL, Richard

PISCHEL, Richard. Breslau 13. or 18.1.1849 — Madras 26.12.1908. German Indologist. Professor in Kiel, Halle and Berlin. After school in Breslau studied Sanskrit (under Stenzler) and classical philology at Breslau. Ph.D. 1870 Breslau. After the war further studies at Berlin and in 1872-73 in London, studying manuscripts. PD 1874 Breslau.…

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NEUMANN, Karl Eugen

NEUMANN, Karl Eugen. Vienna 18.10.1865 — Vienna 18.10.1915. Austrian Indologist (Buddhist Scholar) and Bauddha. Living in Vienna. Son of Angelo N., conductor of an orchestra, originally from Prague, Roman catholic. Went to school in Leipzig where his family was then living. After commercial school travelled in England and Italy in…

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MODE, Heinz

MODE, Heinz Adolf. Berlin 15.8.1913 — Halle 6.6.1992. German (East) Indologist and Art Historian. Professor in Halle. Son of pharmacist Hugo Mode and Erna Kassel. Gymnasium in 1919-31, then studies of art history, archaeology, ethnology, prehistory and Indology at Berlin. As jew forced to emigrate. From 1933 studies at Colombo…

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MEYER, Johann Jakob

MEYER, Johann Jakob. Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan 25.4.1870 — Chur 2.4.1939. German (U.S.) Indologist. Born in an outlying German colony in a poor and big family of German immigrants, parents Johann Michael M., of Franconian origin, and Anna Katharina Engel. He was able to enter college rather late, but learned…

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