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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MANSION, Joseph

MANSION, Joseph. Ghent 9.1.1877 — Liège 8.11.1937. Belgian Linguist. Professor in Liège. Son of the mathematician Paul M. (1844–1919). After school in Gand he studied in 1894-99 classical philology and law at Université de Gand where he also learnt Sanskrit under La Vallée Poussin. Ph.D. 1899 or 1904 in classical…

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LEYEN, Friedrich von der

LEYEN, Friedrich von der. Bremen 19.8.1873 — Kirchseeon bei München 8.6.1966. German Germanist and Scholar of Folk Literature and Narrative Traditions. Son of Alfred v.d.L. (1844–1934, lawyer and official) and Luise Kapp (1852–1908). Studies at Marburg, Leipzig and Berlin. Ph.D. 1894 Berlin, in Old German literature. PD 1899 Munich, also…

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LEHMANN, Erich Arno

LEHMANN, Erich Arno. Dresden 23.5.1901 — Halle 21.4.1984. German Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Professor in Halle. After Lutheran missionary seminary in Leipzig in 1926–34 worked as a missionary teacher of Leipzig Mission at Shirkali in Tamilnadu and was encouraged to start the study of classical Tamil literature by Schomerus…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as minister’s son, of a merchant family from Bergen, educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S. Bugge) at Christiania (Oslo), became interested in Indology…

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KLAPROTH, Heinrich Julius von

KLAPROTH, Heinrich Julius von. Berlin 11.10.1783 — Paris 28.8.1835. German Orientalist in Russia and France. Son of the Mineralogist Martin-Heinrich Kl. As a fifteen years old schoolboy he started the study of Chinese from Bayer’s book. From 1801 student at Halle, but moved soon disappointed to Dresden and then to…

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KLAEBER, Frederick (Friedrich)

KLAEBER, Frederick (Friedrich). Beetzendorf, Preussen 1.10.1863 — Bad Kösen, D.D.R. 4.10.1954. German Linguist in the U.S.A. Son of Hermann and Luise Kl. Studies at Leipzig, Halle, Kiel, and Berlin. Ph.D. 1892 Berlin. In 1893 emigrated to the U.S.A. At University of Minnesota: 1893-96 Instructor of Old and Middle English, 1896-98…

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HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand, Freiherr von

HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand, Freiherr von. Potsdam 22.6.1767 — Tegel bei Berlin 8.4.1835. German Diplomat and Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of the Prussian Kammerherr and Major Alexander Georg von H. (1720-79, his father Johannes Paul von H. had obtained the Prussian title of nobility in 1738) and…

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HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor

HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor. Dresden 29.3.1857 — Halle 16.1.1927. German Indologist and Epigraphist. 20 years in India, then Professor in Halle. Son of Theodor H., a business man, and Anna Greif, nephew of philologist Friedrich H. Educated in Dresden, from 1874 studied classical and Oriental languages (Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic)…

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HILKA, Alfons

HILKA, Alfons. Walzen/Oberschlesien 30.7.1877 — Göttingen 21.6.1939. German Indologist and Scholar of Romance Languages. Professor in Göttingen. Son of the Catholic master tailor Johannes H. and Franziska Kozlik. Studies of Romance philology and Sanskrit at Breslau, Berlin and Poitiers, student of A. Tobler and C. Appel. Ph.D. 1902, Staatsexamen 1903.…

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