LAMOTTE, Étienne

LAMOTTE, Étienne. Dinant 21.2.1903 — Brussels 5.5.1983. Monseigneur. Belgian Indologist and Catholic Priest. Professor in Louvain. Born in a big family as the son of the court officer and historian Georges L. (1861–1952). After classical education in Dinant took ecclesiastic career like his brother. Now studied classical languages and scholastic…

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WINDEKENS, A. J. van

WINDEKENS, Albert Joris van. Mountain-Ash, Wales 23.4.1915 — Leuven 28.3.1989. Belgian Linguist. Professor in Louvain. Born in the U.K., after the war family returned to Belgium. Studies under Carnoy at Louvain, then under Filliozat in Paris. Dr. en philologie classique 1939, Dr. en philol. & histoire orientales 1941. From 1944…

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NÈVE, Félix

NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Ath 13.6.1816 — Leuven 23.5.1893. Belgian Indologist and Oriental Scholar. Professor in Louvain (Leuven). Son of merchant Auguste Nève and Marie Delwarde, family moved early to Lille where he went to school. From 1834 among the first students at Louvain, just reestablished as a Catholic French-speaking university, studied…

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HOFINGER, Marcel

HOFINGER, Marcel François Joseph Julien. Liège-Angleur 29.12.1913 — Liège 10.1.1997. Abbé. Belgian Indologist, Buddhist and Classical Scholar. Professor in Louvain-la-Neuve. In 1931-37 studies of philology and theology at Liège, then classical and Oriental philology at Louvain (Lamotte). Dr. en Philol. et Histoire Orientale 1946 Université Catholique Louvain. In 1942-49 worked…

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GHILAIN, Antoine

GHILAIN, Antoine. Petit-Rœulx-les-Braine, Hainaut 25.1.1901 — Arguennes, Hainaut 1.4.1947. Abbé. Belgian Catholic Priest and Schoolteacher, Iranian Scholar specialized in Parthian. After school in Soignies attended the seminaries of Bonne-Espérance near Binche (Hainaut) and Tournai. Ordained as priest in 1924. Studied at Leuven (cand.phil. 1926), then taught Latin and Greek at…

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EGGERMONT, Pierre Herman Leonard

EGGERMONT, Pierre Herman Leonard. Menado, Celebes 4.2.1914 — Linden, Belgium 11.4.1995. Dutch Indologist and Classical Scholar. Son of a government agent in Indonesia, Pierre August Leonard E., and Cornelia Johanna Margaretha van Houten. After school in Surabaya came to the Netherlands in 1931 and began studies of Classics, Sanskrit and…

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DANTINNE, Jean

DANTINNE, Jean. Liège 1930 — 1996. Belgian Buddhist Scholar (Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan). Studies of Buddhist philology, Chinese and Japanese at Louvain (i.al. under Lamotte) 1964-66, also Indology at Liège. From 1975 Lecturer in Modern and Classical Chinese at Liège, then Professor (?) at Louvain-la-neuve (1983). If he was born in…

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COLINET, Philémon

COLINET, Philémon. Alost (Aalst) 2.3.1853 — Sleydingen 3.12.1917. Belgian Indologist, Linguist and Scholar of Religion. Professor in Louvain (Leuven). Son of Felix Joannes C., a smith, and Maria Theresia Jolie. In 1877-82 student at Seminary of Ghent, in 1882 ordained as priest. In 1881-84 studied Oriental languages at Louvain under…

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CARNOY, Albert Joseph

CARNOY, Albert Joseph. Louvain (Leuven) 7.11.1878 — Louvain 12.1.1961. Belgian Linguist. Professor in Louvain. Son of a Professor of Philosophy. Studied at Louvain Romance and classical philology, wrote dr. dissertations in both (in 1901 and 1902). From 1902 Docent, from 1904 eo. Professor and from 1908 ord. Professor at Louvain,…

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BANG KAUP, Willy

BANG KAUP, Willy (Willi, Johann Wilhelm Max Julius Bang Kaup). Wesel 8/9.8.1869 — Darmstadt 8.10.1934. German Linguist, Turkic and Iranian Scholar. Professor at Louvain and Berlin. Born in Germany by the Rhine near to the Belgian border, son of notary (later mayor) Heinrich Bang and his wife Auguste, went to…

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