EMMERICK, Ronald E.

EMMERICK, Ronald Eric. Sydney 9.3.1937 — Hamburg 31.8.2001. Australian Indologist, Tibetan and Iranian (Khotan Saka) scholar in the U.K. and Germany. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Eric Steward E., a builder, and Myrtle Caroline Smith. After school in Sydney studied in 1955-59 Classics, French and German at Sydney (B.A. 1959,…

Continue reading

HARTMANN, Hans

HARTMANN, Hans. Rüstringen bei Wilhelmshaven 18.11.1909 — 11.12.2000. German Linguist and Celtologist. Son of a policeman, Gustav H., and Johanna Theiken, educated in Jever. From 1928 studies of classics, Indology and IE at Marburg, 1930 to Berlin. Ph.D. 1933 Berlin (diss. on Russian). In 1937-39 studied Irish at University College…

Continue reading

SCHUBRING, Walter

SCHUBRING, Julius Hermann Walther (Walter). Lübeck 10.12.1881 — Hamburg 13.4.1969. German Indologist. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Julius S., a classical scholar and the director of Realgymnasium Katharineum in Lübeck, and Anna Nagel, learnt classical languages at home and Sanskrit as a schoolboy. Matriculated in 1900 from Katharineum and began…

Continue reading

MEYER-BENFEY, Heinrich

MEYER-BENFEY, Heinrich. Liebenburg, Harzvorland 14.3.1869 — Buxtehude 30.12.1945. German Germanist and Indologist. A specialist of Tagore. Born H. Meyer. Studies of German, English and Sanskrit at Göttingen. He supported actively the women’s liberation movement and could not habilitate at conservative Göttingen (1910, hab.diss. on Kleist), instead he became PD 1919…

Continue reading

LENTZ, Wolfgang

LENTZ, Otto Helmut Wolfgang. Hameln 23.2.1900 — Marburg 8.12.1986. German Iranian Scholar. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Dr. Alfred Lentz, then director of girls’ Gymnasium in Hameln, and Katharina Gette. Educated in Hameln, matriculated 1917. In 1918-23 studies of IE and classical languages, later also Iranian and Indo-Aryan and Semitic…

Continue reading

KROGMANN, Willy

KROGMANN, Willy. Wismar 13.9.1905 — Hamburg 20.3.1967. German Germanist also interested in IE Linguistics. Son of Heinrich Kr., a timber dealer, and Auguste Meyer. From 1924 studied Germanistics, etc. at Rostock and Leipzig. Ph.D. 1928 Rostock. In 1933-39 in Berlin working on lexicography. Member of NSDAP, in WW II served…

Continue reading

GABAIN, Annemarie von

GABAIN, Annemarie von. Mörchingen (Morhange in Lorraine) 4.7.1901 — Berlin 15.1.1993. German Central Asian (Turcic) Scholar. Professor in Hamburg. Daughter of Arthur v. G., an officer (later General) with Huguenot background and Catholic mother, school in Mainz and Brandenburg. Studied first from 1920 mathematics and natural science at Berlin, from…

Continue reading

FRANKE, Otto

FRANKE, Alwin Wilhelm Otto. Gernrode, Harz 27.9.1863 — Berlin 5.8.1946. German Sinologist (started with Indology). Son of the Burgermeister Friedrich F. (1831–1889; from 1876 director of a prison in Coswig) and Henriette Ziegler (1832–1917). In 1882-87 studies of history, soon also of Indology and law at Freiburg, Berlin, Göttingen and…

Continue reading

FRAENKEL, Ernst

FRAENKEL, Ernst Eduard Samuel. Berlin 16.10.1881 — Hamburg 2.10.1957. German IE, Greek, and Balto-Slavic Linguist. Professor in Kiel and Hamburg. Son of Albert Fr. (1848–1916), a specialist of internal medicine in Berlin, and Gertrud Strassmann. From 1899 studies of Sanskrit, classics and Indo-European at Bonn and Berlin (W. Schulze). Ph.D.…

Continue reading

FORKE, Alfred

FORKE, Ernst Conrad Alfred. Schöningen/Kr. Helmstedt (Braunschweig) 12.1.1867 — Hamburg 9.7.1944. German Sinologist. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Wilhelm F., merchant and steam mill owner, and Minna Tenne (d. 1868). After gymnasium in Magdeburg, studies of law at Geneva and Berlin. Dr. iuris 1890 Rostock. At the same time also…

Continue reading