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 from Frankonia, being the oldest child of Johann Michael M., of Franconian origin, and Anna Katharina Engel. He was able to…

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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) and Marie-Cécile Belpaire. After school in Ghent 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 in…

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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). After gymnasium in Berlin studies at Marburg, Leipzig and Berlin. Ph.D. 1894 Berlin, in Old German literature.…

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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. Son of an insurance official, lost his father when 4. After Lutheran missionary seminary in Leipzig, in 1926–34 worked as a missionary teacher of Leipzig Mission at Shirkali in Tamilnadu and was encouraged…

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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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HULTZSCH, Eugen

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

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HEIMANN, Betty

HEIMANN, Betty. Wandsbeck bei Hamburg 29.3.1888 — Sirmione at the Lake Garda 19.5.1961. German Indologist in Sri Lanka. British citizen 1939. Daughter of a banker. After school in Hamburg studied classical philology and Indology at Kiel (Deussen, Sieg), briefly also at Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1920 Kiel, now further studies at Göttingen…

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JURET, Abel

JURET, Étienne Abel (or Abel-C. J.) Pierrecourt (Haute-Saône) 6.12.1872 — Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) 11.12.1963. French Classical Scholar and Linguist. Son of François J. and Reine Cardinal. Professor (probably of classics) at a school in Strasbourg and chargé de confer. for Sanskrit at the University (1935). Married 1919 Jeanne Lalouet. Publications: Diss.…

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GRAUL, Karl

GRAUL, Karl Friedrich Leberecht. Wörlitz bei Dessau 6.2.1814 — Erlangen 10.11.1864. German Indologist (Tamil Scholar) and Lutheran Missionary. Son of a weaver, educated at gymnasium in Zerbst and Dessau. From 1834 studies of theology at Leipzig, then visited Italy as a tutor in an English family. In 1842 returned to…

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FORSTER, Johann Reinhold

FORSTER, Johann Reinhold. Dirschau, West Prussia (now Tczew in Poland) 22.10.1729 — Halle 9.12.1798. German Scientist. Son of George Reinhold F., a mayor, of an originally Scottish family (Forrester) emigrated to Germany in the mid-17th century, and Eva Wolf. After theology studies at Halle started his career as an unenthusiastic…

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