STREITBERG, Wilhelm

STREITBERG, Wilhelm. Rüdesheim 23.2.1864 — Leipzig 19.8.1925. German IE Scholar. Professor in Munich and Leipzig. From 1884 studies at Münster, soon at Leipzig (Brugmann, Leskien and Windisch). Ph.D. 1888, PD 1889 Leipzig. In 1889-98 Professor für indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft at the new University of Freiburg (Fribourg) in Switzerland, in 1898 resigned…

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

STOROST, Wilhelmas (Vilius Storasta; 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. Annaberg/Sächs. Erzgebirge 7.9.1896 — Leipzig 2.8.1976. German (East) Tibetan and Mongolian Scholar. Professor in Leipzig. Educated in Plauen, participated in WW I and matriculated only 1920. In 1920-22 studies of theology and philology at Leipzig and, after a break, Sinology (under Conrady and Erkes), Tibetan (Weller) and Turcology (A.…

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SCHRÖDER, Leopold Alexander von

SCHRÖDER, Leopold Alexander von. Dorpat (Tartu) 12.(24.)12.1851 — Vienna 8.2.1920. German (of Estonia) Indologist in Austria. Professor in Vienna. Son of a school director (the 7th child in a large family), educated in Dorpat (Tartu), as a schoolboy started attending Leo Meyer’s Sanskrit classes at the university. In 1870-73 studies…

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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 (since 1888). British citizen (1904). Born to aged parents (mother 45, father more), the father M. Nathan Stein was a merchant, uncle Ignaz Hirschler, archaeologist, physician and politician. School in Budapest and Dresden, studied…

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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 and joined the army as voluntary, served in France, Lithuania and Transylvania. Even…

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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. Educated 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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