WEISSBACH, Franz Heinrich

WEISSBACH, Franz Heinrich. Chemnitz 25.11.1865 — Markkleeberg 20.2.1944. German Assyriologist. Librarian in Leipzig. Son of a hat maker. From 1885 studies of classical and Oriental (F. Delitzsch) Philology and theology at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1889 Leipzig. From 1888 working in Leipzig University Library, first Hilfsarbeiter, from 1900 Librarian, from 1917 Head…

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RYDER, Arthur William

RYDER, Arthur William. Oberlin, Ohio 8.3.1877 — Berkeley 21.3.1938. U.S. Indologist. Professor in Berkeley. Son of William Henry R. and Mary Elizabeth Bushnell (d. 1878). Began studies at Ann Arbor, but graduated 1894 from Phillips Academy in Andover Mass., then studies at Harvard (A.B. 1897, under Lanman) and in 1898-1901…

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ROSEN, Friedrich August

ROSEN, Friedrich August. Hannover 2.9.1805 — London 12.9.1837. German Indologist and Oriental Scholar in the U.K. Professor in London. Son of Friedrich Ernst Ballhorn-R. (1774–1845), a lawyer and juridical author, and Charlotte Eisendecher (d. 1818), half-brother of the diplomat and Arabic scholar Georg Rosen (1820–1891), the father of the younger…

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TUXEN, Poul

TUXEN, Poul. Frederiksberg 8.12.1880 — Copenhagen 29.5.1955. Danish Indologist. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of Søren Ludvig T. (1850–1919), teacher and classical philologist, and Johanne Margarethe Jørgensen. Educated at Bergerydskolen in Copenhagen, where his father was rector. Started Sanskrit as a schoolboy, matriculated 1899. Studied at Copenhagen Music (played violin), Germanistics…

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TRUBETZKOY, Prince Nikolai Sergeyevich

TRUBETZKOY, Prince Nikolai Sergeyevich (Russian Knjaz Nikolaj Sergeevič Trubeckoj). Moscow 4(16).4.1890 — Vienna 25.6.1938. Russian Phonetician, Slavic and IE Lin­guist. Son of Sergej Tr. (1862–1905),a Professor of philosophy and Rector of Moscow University, of high nobility. Educated at home, became early interested in ethnology. Linguistics came as a help for…

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TRAUTMANN, Reinhold

TRAUTMANN, Felix Kurt Reinhold. Königsberg 16.1.1883 — Jena 4.10.1951. German IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Leipzig and Jena. Son of a merchant. In 1889-1900 at Gymnasium in Königsberg. In 1900 started study of exegesis at Königsberg, but in 1901 moved to Freiburg i.Br. to study modern languages. Under the…

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TORP, Alf

TORP, Alf. Stryn 27.9.1853 — Kristiania (Oslo) 26.9.1916. Norwegian Linguist and IE Scholar. Professor in Kristiania (Oslo). Son of a captain of infantry, Fredrik Torp, and Gjerthruf Ravn. Educated in Bergen (matriculation 1877), then studies at Kristiania (Bugge). From 1878 studied at Leipzig Sanskrit, Greek and IE under Curtius and…

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PORZIG, Walter

PORZIG, Walter. Ronneburg/Thüringen 30.3.1895 — Mainz 14.10.1961. German IE Scholar. Professor in Bern, Jena and Mainz. Son of judge Max P. and Hedwig Brauer. After school in Jena and Leipzig studied in 1913-14 at Jena and Leipzig (under Windisch et al.) and again, after military service, in 1919-21, now also…

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PEDERSEN, Holger

PEDERSEN, Holger. Gjelballe near Lunderskov, Kolding prov. 7.4.1867 — Hellerup 25.10. 1953. Danish Linguist. Professor in Copenhagen. Born in a teacher family in Jutland. After school in Ribe he studiedfrom 1885at Copenhagen classical philology, Danish and linguistics under Verner, Thomsen, Møller and Wimmer. Graduated in 1890 he immediately started research…

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NEUMANN, Karl Eugen

NEUMANN, Karl Eugen. Vienna 18.10.1865 — Vienna 18.10.1915. Austrian Indologist (Buddhist Scholar) and Bauddha. Living in Vienna. Son of Angelo N., conductor of an orchestra, originally from Prague, Roman catholic. Went to school in Leipzig where his family was then living. After commercial school travelled in England and Italy in…

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