KOSEGARTEN, Johann Gottfried Ludwig

KOSEGARTEN, Johann Gottfried Ludwig. Altenkirchen, Rügen 10.9.1792 — Greifswald 18.8.1860. German Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Greiswald. Son of the minister and poet Ludwig Gotthard K. (1758–1818) and Katharina Linde, born in what was then Swedish Pomerania. Educated at home. In 1808-12 studies of theology and history at Greifswald, where…

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HOFFMANN, Andreas Gottlieb

HOFFMANN, Andreas Gottlieb. Welpsleben, Grafschaft Mansfeld (Sachsen-Anhalt) 13.4.1796 — Jena 16.3.1864. German Orientalist and Theologian (a specialist of Syriac) interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Jena. Son of a miller, educated in Egeln and at Domgymnasium in Magdeburg. Without matriculation he voluntarily joined light infantry against the French in 1813. Without…

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HILLEBRANDT, Alfred

HILLEBRANDT, Alfred. Großnädlitz bei Breslau (now Nadolice Wielkie in Poland) 15.3.1853 — Deutsch-Lissa bei Breslau (now Wrocław-Leśnica) 18.10.1927. German Indologist. Professor at Breslau. Son of Franz H., a Lutheran minister, and Philippine Levi. After school in Großnädlitz and Breslau studies of Indology at Breslau (under Stenzler) and Munich (Haug). With…

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HAUSCHILD, Richard

HAUSCHILD, Richard Wilhelm. Roschütz, Kr. Gera 2.12.1901 — Jena 15.2.1972. German (East) Indologist. Professor in Jena. Son of a farmer, matriculated from the Gymnasium of Gera, where Rudolf Rau (the father of Wilhelm Rau) inspired him with Indology. Studies of classical, German and Oriental philology at Tübingen, Leipzig (Hertel) and…

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GUTSCHMID, Alfred, Freiherr von

GUTSCHMID, Alfred Hermann, Freiherr von. Loschwitz bei Dresden 1.7.1831 — Tübingen 2.3.1887. German Historian, Classical Philologist and Oriental Scholar. Professor in Tübingen. Son of Hermann von G. (1801–1836), a lawyer, and Luise von G., educated in Dresden. Studies of classics and history at Leipzig and Bonn. Ph.D. 1854 Leipzig. From…

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GRELLMANN, Heinrich Moritz

GRELLMANN, Heinrich Moritz Gottlieb. Jena 7.12.1756 — Moscow 13.10.1804. German Cultural Historian, Statistician and Pioneer of Gipsy Studies. Professor at Göttingen. After school in Weimar studied 1776-81 at Jena. Then in Göttingen, where he became in 1787 ao. and 1794 ord. Professor. In 1804 Professor of Statistics at Moscow University,…

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GOTHEIN, Marie-Louise

GOTHEIN, Marie-Louise (née Schröter). Passenheim, Ostpreussen (now Pasym in Poland) 12.9.1863 — Heidelberg 24.12.1931. German Author interested in India. Daughter of Constantin Schröter, Landesgerichtsrat in Breslau, and Hermine Auguste Leonhardy. In 1885 married with Eberhard Gothein (1853–1923), an economist and cultural historian, who worked as Professor of Nationalökonomie at Technische…

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FORSTER, Johann Georg

FORSTER, Johann Georg Adam. Nassenhuben near Danzig (now Mokry Dwór in Poland) 27.11.1754 — Paris 10.1.1794. German Scientist, Author and Traveller interested in India. The eldest son of —> J. R. F. and Justine Elisabeth Nicolai. As a youth travelled with his father in 1766 in Russia and England and participated in…

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EDGERTON, Franklin

EDGERTON, Franklin. Le Mars, Iowa 24.7.1885 — Laramie, Wyoming 7.12.1963. U.S. Indologist. Professor in New Haven. Son of a civil servant, Charles Eugene E., and Annie Benedict White, his younger brothers were the lawyer Henry White E. (1888–1970) and the Egyptologist William Franklin E. (1893–1970). Though born in the West,…

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DEBRUNNER-RUDIN, Albert

DEBRUNNER-RUDIN, Johann Albert. Basel 8.2.1884 — Bern 2.2.1958. Swiss Linguist. Professor in Bern and Jena. Son of Albert D., a potter, and Elisabeth Schaub, educated in Basel. From 1902 studies of classical philology and comparative linguistics at Basel (Sommer) and Göttingen (Wackernagel). Ph.D. 1907 Basel. In 1907-18 schoolteacher in Schiers,…

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