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. Graduated 1894 from Phillips Academy in Andover Mass., then studies at Harvard (A.B. 1897) and in 1898-1901 at Leipzig and Berlin. Ph.D. 1901 Leipzig, under Windisch (other teachers Lanman and Geldner). In 1897-98 Instructor in Latin…

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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 Ballhorn R. (1774–1845), a lawyer and juridical author, and Charlotte Eisendecher (d. 1818), brother of the diplomat and Arabic scholar Georg Rosen (1820–1891). After gymnasium in Göttingen started…

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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, educated at Bergerydskolen in Copenhagen, where his father was rector. Started Sanskrit as a schoolboy, matriculated 1899. Studied at Copenhagen Music (played violin), Germanistics (Møller) and Sanskrit (Andersen),…

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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 a Professor of philosophy and Rector of Moscow University. Started early (1905) writing studies on Fenno-Ugric ethnology. In 1908-12 studied comparative linguistics, etc. at Moscow (under Porzezinski). Ph.D.…

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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 — Christiania (Oslo) 26.9.1916. Norwegian Linguist and IE Scholar. Professor in Christiania (Oslo). Son of a captain of infantry. Educated in Bergen (matriculation 1877), then studies at Christiania (Bugge). From 1878 studied at Leipzig Sanskrit, Greek and IE under Curtius and Windisch. Ph.D. 1881 Leipzig. Back…

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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 a judge. 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. Ph.D. 1921 Jena (under F. Sommer).…

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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, he studied at Copenhagen classical philology, Danish and linguistics under Verner, Thomsen, Møller and Wimmer. Graduated in 1890 he immediately started research work. Further studies in…

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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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