STREITBERG, Wilhelm

STREITBERG, Wilhelm. Rüdesheim 23.2.1864 — Leipzig 19.8.1925. German IE Scholar. Professor in Munich and Leipzig. Son of Gustav Str., later Amtsgerichtsrat, and Wilhelmine Pauli. Gymnasium in Wiesbaden. From 1884 studies of Germanistics and comp. IE linguistics, firstat Münster (under Jacobi), soon at Leipzig (Brugmann, Leskien, Windisch andZarncke). Ph.D. 1888 Leipzig.…

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STOROST, Wilhelmas (Vilius Storasta; pseudonym Vydünas, Vîdûnas)

STOROST, Wilhelmas (Vilius Storostas; pseudonym Vydünas, Vîdûnas). Jonaten, Lith. Jonaičinose (Jonaičiai), Šilute, German East Prussia 22.3.1868 — Detmold 20.2.1963. Lithuanian (in Germany) Author and Theosophist interested in Sanskrit. Born in German East Prussia as member of the Lithuanian minority. In 1892 graduated from Ragnit (Ragainė) teachers’ seminary and 1896 from…

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SCHUBERT, Johannes

SCHUBERT, Johannes Siegfried. Annaberg/Sächs. Erzgebirge 7.9.1896 — Leipzig 2.8.1976. German (East) Tibetan and Mongolian Scholar. Professor in Leipzig. Son of Guido Emil S., a shop assistant, and Ida Brand. Gymnasium in Plauen, participated in WW I and matriculated only 1920. In 1920-22 studies of theology and philology at Leipzig and, after…

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SCHROEDER, Leopold Alexander von

SCHROEDER, Leopold Alexander von. Dorpat (Tartu) 12.(24.)12.1851 — Vienna 8.2.1920. German (of Estonia) Indologist in Austria. Professor in Vienna. Son of school director Julius v. S. and Marie Schrenck, the 7th child in a large family. Educated in Dorpat (Tartu), as a schoolboy started attending Leo Meyer’s Sanskrit classes at…

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STEIN, Mark Aurel

STEIN, Mark Aurel. Budapest 26.11.1862 — Kabul 26.10.1943. Sir. Hungarian Explorer, Indologist, and Archaeologist living in India (from 1888). British citizen (1904). Born to aged parents (mother 45, father more), M. Nathan Stein and Anna Hirschler. The father was a merchant, uncle Ignaz Hirschler, archaeologist, physician and politician. School in Budapest…

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STEDE, William Friedrich

STEDE, William F. (Wilhelm Friedrich Stede). 9.6.1882 — 5.7.1958. German Indologist in the U.K. University Teacher in London. Studies of Indology and comparative IE at Göttingen, Leipzig and Jena. Ph.D. 1913 Leipzig. Went to England and worked in 1908-11 as Assistant Lecturer of German, Gothic and Sanskrit at Liverpool University.…

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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 in 1914 and joined the army as voluntary, served in France, Lithuania and…

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WULFF, Kurt

WULFF, Kurt. Hellerup 4.9.1881 — 4.5.1939. Danish Linguist (Indologist, South-East and East Asian Scholar and Sinologist). Librarian in Copenhagen. Son of a cigar manufacturer in a Holsteinian (German, but politically on Danish side) family. Matriculated in 1900, studied classics at Copenhagen, also linguistics under Thomsen. Further studies in 1903 at…

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WINDISCH, Ernst Wilhelm Oskar

WINDISCH, Ernst Wilhelm Oskar. Dresden 4.9.1844 — Dresden 30.10. 1918. German Indologist and Celtic Scholar. Professor in Leipzig. Son of a schoolteacher. From 1863 studied at Leipzig classics, Germanic (under Zarncke), Sanskrit (Brockhaus) and Comparative Linguistics (Curtius). Ph.D. 1867 Leipzig. PD in Sanskrit and Comparative Linguistics 1869 Leipzig. From 1868…

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WHEELER, Benjamin Ide

WHEELER, Benjamin Ide. Randolph, Mass. 15.7.1854 — Vienna, Austria 3.5.1927. U.S. Classical and IE Scholar. Son of Benjamin W., a Baptist priest, and Mary E. Ide. Studies at Brown University 1871-75 (A.B. 1875, A.M. 1878), instructor at the same 1879-81. In 1881-85 further studies in Germany: Leipzig, Heidelberg, Jena, and…

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