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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SCHUBRING, Walter

SCHUBRING, Julius Hermann Walther (Walter). Lübeck 10.12.1881 — Hamburg 13.4.1969. German Indologist. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Julius S., a classical scholar and the director of Realgymnasium Katharineum in Lübeck, and Anna Nagel, learnt classical languages at home and Sanskrit as a schoolboy. Matriculated in 1900 from Katharineum and began…

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STRAUSS, Otto

STRAUSS, Otto. Berlin 18.10.1881 — Bloemendaal, Netherlands 20.10.1940. German Indologist. Professor in Breslau. Son of a banker. Studied Indology, philosophy and art history at Munich, Berlin and especially Kiel (Oldenberg, Deussen). From Deussen got the interest in Indian philosophy. Ph.D. 1905 Kiel. PD 1911 Kiel. From 1913 Professor of Comparative…

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SCHIERLITZ, Ernst

SCHIERLITZ, Ernst. Schleissheim near Munich 13.1.1902 — München 11.2.1940. German Indologist and Sinologist in China. Son of Josef S., a post employee, and Franziska S. Educated in Bamberg and Munich. After military service 1917-19 matriculated in 1921 from Munich. The studied at Munich literature and art history, soon Asian Ethnology…

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SCHERMAN, Lucian

SCHERMAN, Lucian. Posen 10.10.1864 — Hanson, Mass. 29.5.1946. German Indologist and Anthropologist. Professor in Munich. Husband of —> Chr. S. Son of a merchant. After school in Posen studies at Breslau (Stenzler) and München (E. Kuhn). Ph.D. 1885 München. PD 1892 München, for Indology, but soon seems to have turned to…

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ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy) Keltse

ŠČERBATSKOJ, Fëdor Ippolitovič (Theodor Scherbatskoy) Keltse, Poland 19.9.(1.10.)1866 — Borovoe, Kazakhstan 18.3.1942. Russian Indologist, specialist of Buddhism. Name is somewhat problematic, but according to Russian colleagues (Vasil’kov) -koj (instead of -kij) seems well attested. Born in Poland where his father was a civil servant of the Russian Government, he grew…

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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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WIKANDER, Oscar Stig

WIKANDER, Oscar Stig. Norrtälje 27.8.1908 — 20.12.1983. Swedish Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Uppsala. Son of a pharmacist, educated in Uppsala. Studies in 1925-38 at Uppsala under Charpentier and Nyberg, also at Copenhagen under Christensen, and at Paris and Berlin. Degrees at Uppsala: 1927 phil.mag. in classics, 1937 phil.lic., 1938 phil.dr.…

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RISCH, Ernst

RISCH, Ernst. Moscow 9.10.1911 — Kilchberg, Zürich 1.9.1988. Swiss IE and Mycenaean Linguist. Professor in Zürich. Came to Switzerland in 1918. Studies at Zürich (under M. Leumann) and Munich (F. Sommer). Ph.D. 1935 Zürich. Taught at Zürich University: PD from 1942, Titularprofessor from 1950, from 1956 ao. Prof., then ord.…

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VOIGT, Wolfgang

VOIGT, Wolfgang. Friedenau/Berlin 17.7.1911 — Berlin 30.8.1982. German Indologist. Editor of the VOHD. Studied at Berlin Indology (Lüders, Breloer), Iranian (Schaeder) and Theology, then at Marburg Sanskrit and Tibetan (Nobel), Religion (Heiler) and Theology. Ph.D. 1936 Marburg. First Theological examination 1937. From 1937 worked in Berlin University Library, from 1939…

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