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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HOFMANN, Erich

HOFMANN, Erich. Mühlhausen, Thüringen 4.3.1895 — Kiel 7.11.1982. German IE Linguist. Professor in Kiel. Son of a school director, educated in Görlitz and Wiesbaden. In 1913-22 studies of classics and comparative linguistics at Göttingen (but in 1914-19 in military service). Ph.D. 1922 Göttingen, 1923-25 further studies of Slavic and Balkanology…

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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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JENSEN, Hans

JENSEN, Hans Detlef. Struvenhütten in Holstein 28.8.1884 — Rostock 4.8.1973. German (East) Linguist. Professor in Rostock. Gymnasium in Flensburg, studies 1905-09 at Munich, Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. 1909 Kiel. In 1909-27 gymnasium teacher in Odenkirchen, Hildesheim and Kiel. From 1921 PD at Kiel, 1927 ao. Professor of comparative linguistics there.…

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JACOB, Georg

JACOB, Georg. Königsberg 26.5.1862 — Kiel 4.7.1937. German Oriental (Arabic and Turkish) scholar also interested in India. Lost early his father. After gymnasium in Königsberg he started as a student of theology, but soon turned into Oriental philology. Studies at Leipzig (Fleischer), Strassburg (Nöldeke), Breslau, Erlangen (Spiegel), Berlin, and again…

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HAUG, Martin

HAUG, Martin. Ostdorf bei Balingen, Württemberg 30.1.1827 — Ragaz, Switzerland 3.6.1876. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. Son of a farmer, Martin H., who only reluctantly allowed his talented son to pursue studies, and Anna Maria Jetter. At the age of 16 he worked as an auxiliary teacher. On his own he learned…

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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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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…

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FORMICHI, Carlo

FORMICHI, Carlo. Naples 14.2.1871 — Rome 13.12.1943. Italian Indologist. Professor in Rome. Son of a stockbroker, mother of Greek origin. Studied at Naples law and letters (Indology under Kerbaker), laureatosi in Giurisprudenza 1891, in Lettere 1893. In 1894-95 taught at Ginnasio di Reggio di Calabria. In 1896-97 further studies of…

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FICK, Richard

FICK, Richard Friedrich. Schwartau near Lübeck 7.2.1867 — Göttingen 18.12. 1944. German Indologist. Son of merchant Adolf Fick and Maria Loewe, went to school in Lübeck and from 1883 in Kiel, matriculated in 1885. Studies of German, English, philosophy and especially Indology (under Pischel and Jacobi) at Kiel. Ph.D. 1888…

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