WALLENIUS, Ivar Ulrik

WALLENIUS, Ivar Ulrik. Akaa 30.1.1793 — Helsinki 23.5.1874. Finnish Orientalist (originally Arabic Scholar). Son of a minister, Johan W. (1758-1829), school (from 1804) and studies (from 1811) in Turku. M.A. 1815, Docent of Arabic 1817, Associate Professor of Oriental Literature 1824. In 1817-24 Assistant in University Library. In 1828 moved…

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WÄLIKANGAS, Eino

WÄLIKANGAS, Eino (until 1906 Buddén). Savonlinna 11.10.1889 — Helsinki 4.3.1960. Finnish Student of Indology and Diplomatist. Son of Emil Johannes B., a teacher, and Johanna Augusta Granit. Matriculated 1907 from Savonlinna school. Studies at Helsinki. Wrote his M.A. thesis in German philology in 1914, but planned a dissertation in Indology…

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REUTER, Julio Natanael

REUTER, Julio Natanael. Turku 7.1.1863 — Helsinki 9.1.1934. Finnish Indologist. Professor in Helsinki. Son of the school director Edvin Titus Feodor R. (1824–1899) and Aline Procopé (1828–1916), brother of the biologists (entomologists) Odo Morannal R. (1850–1913) and Enzio Rafael R. (1867–1951). After matriculation in 1880 from Åbo Svenska Klassiska Lyceet…

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RAMSTEDT, Gustaf John

RAMSTEDT, Gustaf John. Tammisaari 22.10.1873 — Helsinki 25.11.1950. Finnish Altaic Scholar. Studies of classics, Sanskrit (under Donner and Reuter) and Fenno-Ugric at Helsinki. M.A. 1898, Lic. phil. (Ph.D.) 1902, Docent of Altaic Linguistics 1906. School-Teacher in Lahti 1902-09. Professor (eo. for Altaic Linguistics 1917-41) at Helsinki University, where for a…

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TAMMELIN, Erik Johan

TAMMELIN (TAMMIO), Erik Johan. Hämeenlinna 5.8.1861 — Helsinki 15.7.1930. Finnish Classical Scholar. Son of a carpenter. Matriculated from the Finnish Normal Lyceum in Hämeenlinna, studied at Helsinki University (M.A. 1884) with Latin as his main subject (under F. V. Gustafsson). Further studies at Jena under Delbrück. Ph.D. 1890 Helsinki. From 1890…

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PAVOLINI, Paolo Emilio

PAVOLINI, Paolo Emilio. Livorno 10.7.1864 — Quattordio 15.9.1942. Italian Indologist. Professor in Florence. Born in Leghorn, studied in 1883-86 at Pisa under Teza, graduated 1886 with diss. on Homeric names and epithets. In 1889-91 further studies at Berlin (Weber & Pischel) From 1892 PD and 1893 incaricato at Florence, then…

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VALVANNE, Hugo

VALVANNE, Hugo (until 1906 H. Wegelius). Pietarsaari 18.7.1894 — Funen, Denmark 25.7.1961. Finnish Student of Indology and Diplomatist. Son of Henrik V., a vicar, and Hanna Häggman, matriculated from Porin lyseo in 1912. Studied Indology (under Reuter) and other subjects at Helsinki University (M.A. 1919) and planned a dissertation on…

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LACZAK, Józef

LĄCZAK, Józef. Książnica (near Mielec) 5.12.1926 — 21.8.1989. Polish Linguist, began as an Indologist, but moved into the Finno-Ugrian studies. School at Mielec, studies of Indology (Willman-Grabowska) and Polish Philology at Cracow, graduated in 1952 (diss. “Indian Studies in Poland”). For a few years teacher of Polish in Biecz. 1954…

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KELLGREN, Abraham Herman August

KELLGREN, Abraham Herman August. Kuopio 21.1.1822 — Helsinki 25.9.1856. Finnish Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Helsinki. Son of Johan August Kellgren (1792–1859), an apothecary of Swedish origin, and Maria Magdalena Nylander (1798–1826). Educated at Helsingfors Lyceum in 1833-38 and from 1838 at Helsinki University. His original intention was to become…

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HJELT, Frans Wilhelm Gustaf

HJELT, Frans Wilhelm Gustaf. Turku 22.5.1819 — Turku 26.9.1889. Finnish Priest and Classical Scholar. Son of the printing manager and publisher Christian Ludvig H. (1786-1849) and Hedvig Lovisa Chytraeus. He matriculated from Turku Gymnasium in 1836, and studied at Helsinki University (M.A. 1840). Teacher at his old school, in 1842-43…

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