STRAUSS, Otto

STRAUSS, Otto. Berlin 18.10.1881 — Bloemendaal, Netherlands 20.10.1940. German Indologist. Professor in Breslau. Son of a banker. Studied Indology, philosophy and art history at Munich, Berlin and especially Kiel (Oldenberg, Deussen). From Deussen got the interest in Indian philosophy. Ph.D. 1905 Kiel. PD 1911 Kiel. From 1913 Professor of Comparative…

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SCHAEDER, Hans Heinrich

SCHAEDER, Hans Heinrich. Göttingen 31.1.1896 — Göttingen 13.3.1957. German Iranian and Semitic Scholar. Professor in Berlin and Göttingen. Son of Erich S. (1861–1936; Professor of Theology at Göttingen 1896-99, Kiel 1899-1918, and Breslau). Interrupted school in Kiel and joined the army as voluntary, served in France, Lithuania and Transylvania. Even…

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WEBER, Albrecht Friedrich

WEBER, Albrecht Friedrich. Breslau 17.2.1825 — Berlin 30.11.1901. German Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Son of Benedikt Weber, a Professor of Economics. Educated at monastery school in Rossleben, learnt Greek and Hebrew. In 1842-45 studied classical and Oriental philology at Breslau (under Stenzler), for a while at Bonn (1844, Lassen) and…

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PISCHEL, Richard

PISCHEL, Richard. Breslau 13. or 18.1.1849 — Madras 26.12.1908. German Indologist. Professor in Kiel, Halle and Berlin. After school in Breslau studied Sanskrit (under Stenzler) and classical philology at Breslau. Ph.D. 1870 Breslau. After the war further studies at Berlin and in 1872-73 in London, studying manuscripts. PD 1874 Breslau.…

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OLSHAUSEN, Justus

OLSHAUSEN, Justus. Hohenfelde, Holstein 9.5.1800 — Berlin 28.12.1882. German Orientalist and Theologian. Professor in Kiel and Königsberg. Son of J.W.O., a minister, younger brother of theologian Hermann O. (1796–1839). After school in Glückstadt, studied in 1816-19 at Kiel and 1819-20 at Berlin theology and Oriental languages, then 1820-23 languages in…

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MENSCHING, Gustav

MENSCHING, Gustav. Hannover 6.5.1901 — Düren-Lendersdorf 30.9.1978. German Theologian and Scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Gustav M. (1869–1906), farmer and trader, and Johanna Schubart (1874–1956; Anna Vogler of Wikipedia is his grandmother). Studies of theology (Luth.), comparative religion, Indology and philosophy at Göttingen (1920-21) and Marburg,…

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LÜDERS, Heinrich

LÜDERS, Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Christian. Lübeck 25.6.1869 — Badenweiler 7.5.1943. German Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Husband of —> Else Lüders. Son of a factory owner, Friedrich L. and Hedwig Heym, he went to school and matriculated in 1888 in Lübeck. After one term of Germanic studies at Munich he studied…

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LESKIEN, August

LESKIEN, Johann Heinrich August. Kiel 8.7.1840 — Leipzig 20.9.1916. German IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Leipzig. Son of August Wilhelm L., a master carpenter, and Magdalena Schmidt. With his modest background he could only enter the Gymnasium in Kiel in the age of 16, but then proceeded rapidly. In 1860…

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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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