OERTEL, Hanns

OERTEL, Hanns. Geithain, Sachsen 20.4.1868 — Munich 7.2.1952. German Indologist, for a while in the U.S.A. Professor in New Haven and Munich. Son of Colonel Philipp Julius Oe. (1821–86) and Evelyn Lassnitzer. Gymnasium in Plauen and Meissen. After father’s death in 1886 moved with the family to the U.S.A., studied…

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NURMEKUND, Pent.

NURMEKUND, Pent. Kilingi near Pärnu 16.12.1906 — Tartu 26.12.1996. Estonian Linguist and Oriental Scholar, specialized in Chinese and Indian languages and literatures. Born in a poor family as son of an agrarian worker he could only proceed slowly with his studies and matriculated in 1928 from Viljandi Gymnasium. After military…

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NÈVE, Félix-Jean-Baptiste-Joseph

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

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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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NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard

NEUGEBAUER, Otto Eduard. Innsbruck 26.5.1899 — Princeton N.J. 19.2.1990. Austrian Historian of Astronomy and Mathematics in the U.S.A. Son of Rudolph N. In 1917 he left Akad. Gymnasium, Graz, to join the army and thus obtained his matriculation without examination in classical languages in which the mathematically and technically minded…

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MODE, Heinz

MODE, Heinz Adolf. Berlin 15.8.1913 — Halle 6.6.1992. German (East) Indologist and Art Historian. Professor in Halle. Son of pharmacist Hugo Mode and Erna Kassel. Gymnasium in 1919-31, then studies of art history, archaeology, ethnology, prehistory and Indology at Berlin. As jew forced to emigrate. From 1933 studies at Colombo…

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MEADER, Clarence Lindon

MEADER, Clarence Lindon. Battle Creek, Mich. 12.8.1868 — Garden Grove CA 1.7.1967. U.S. Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of John Murray M. and Maria A. Fredericks. Studies at University of Michigan: A.B. 1891, Ph.D. 1902. Further studies at American School in Athens in 1892, at Bonn in 1893, at Munich…

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LÜDERS, Heinrich

LÜDERS, Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Christian. Lübeck 25.6.1869 — Badenweiler 7.5.1943. German Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Husband of —> Else Lüders. Son of a factory owner, Friedrich L. and Hedwig Heym, he went to school and matriculated in 1888 in Lübeck. After one term of Germanic studies at Munich he studied…

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LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl

LIEBICH, Bruno Arthur Franz Karl. Altwasser, Kr. Waldenburg, Silesia (now Stary Zdrój in Poland)7.1.1862 — Breslau 4.7.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Heidelberg and Breslau. Son of a mill owner. In 1880-85 studies at Breslau, Munich and Göttingen. Ph.D. 1885 Göttingen. In 1886-88 worked as voluntary (Volontär) in Breslau University Library.…

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LEYEN, Friedrich von der

LEYEN, Friedrich von der. Bremen 19.8.1873 — Kirchseeon bei München 8.6.1966. German Germanist and Scholar of Folk Literature and Narrative Traditions. Son of Alfred v.d.L. (1844–1934, lawyer and official) and Luise Kapp (1852–1908). After gymnasium in Berlin studies at Marburg, Leipzig and Berlin. Ph.D. 1894 Berlin, in Old German literature.…

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