LEUMANN, Manu

LEUMANN, Manu. Strassburg 6.10.1889 — Zürich 15.7.1977. Swiss Indo-Iranian Linguist and Classical Philologist. Son of —> Ernst L. and Gertrud Siegemund. Matriculated from Protestant Gymnasium in Strassburg, studies at Strassburg, Göttingen and Berlin under F. C. Andreas, W. Schulze, Wackernagel, Wilamowitz-Möllendorf et al. Ph.D. 1914 Strassburg (under Thumb). Served in WW…

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LENTZ, Otto Hellmut Wolfgang

LENTZ, Otto Helmut Wolfgang. Hameln 23.2.1900 — Marburg 8.12.1986. German Iranian Scholar. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Dr. Alfred L., director of girls’ Gymnasium in Hameln, where he went to school. In 1918-23 studies of IE and classical languages, later also Iranian and Indo-Aryan and Semitic languages at Munich and…

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KÜHNEL, Wilhelm Ernst Paul

KÜHNEL, Paul Ernst Wilhelm Arthur. Neubrandenburg (Mecklenburg) 26.10.1882 — Berlin 5.8.1964. German Art Historian. Son of Paul K., a gymnasium teacher, and Eva-Hedwig Braun (d. 1885). Planned career as diplomat and studied in Paris and Vienna, but from 1902 art history and archaeology at Munich, then Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1906 Heidelberg (diss.…

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KREYENBORG, Clemens August Herman(n)

KREYENBORG, Clemens August Herman(n). Damme, Oldenburg 13.11.1889 — Münster 9.5. 1963. German Indologist. Librarian in Münster. Son of Carl Anton Kr., a judge. Matriculated 1910 from Münster, then studies at Münster and Berlin, continued after voluntary war service.. Ph.D. 1921 Münster (R. Schmidt). From 1922 worked at Münster University Library,…

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KÖRBER, Hans Nordewin von

KÖRBER, Hans Nordewin von. Treptow-Köpenick 23.7.1896 — San Diego ?.4.1979. German Tibetologist in the U.S.A. In 1914 expedition to Khotan with A. H. Francke, sent by Scherman from Munich Ethnographical Museum. Because of WW I interned in Ahmednagar (letter to B. Laufer 1916). Ph.D. 1921 (1922) Marburg. Retained during the war…

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KLIMKEIT, Hans-Joachim

KLIMKEIT, Hans-Joachim. Ranchi, India 22.7.1939 — 7.2.1999. German scholar of Comparative, Indian and Central Asian Religions. Professor in Bonn. Son of a mission­ary, Johannes Kl. Studies of ev. theology, soon also Indology and com­parative religion at Neuendettelsau, Tübingen, Bonn and Harvard. Ph.D. 1964 Bonn, under Mensching. PD ibid. from 1968.…

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KENT, Roland Grubb

KENT, Roland Grubb. Wilmington, Del. 24.2.1877 — Bryn Mawr, Pa. 27.6.1952. U.S. Latin, IE and Iranian scholar. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Lindley Coates Kent, a lumber merchant, and Anna Grubb. Educated at Swarthmore College. A.B. 1895, B.Litt. 1896, A.M. 1898. Further studies in 1899-1900 at Berlin, 1900 at Munich,…

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HUMMEL, Karl

HUMMEL, Karl. Weiler 25.4.1902 — Weiler 26.12.1987. German Pharmacist, Botanist and Student of Indology. Son of Max H., a pharmacist, and Philomena Wachter. After Benedictine Kloster­gymnasium in Augsburg studied Indology at Munich under Geiger. Ph.D. 1925 Munich. Planned a visit to Asia, but as this was not possible, worked in…

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HOFFMANN, Karl

HOFFMANN, Karl. Hof am Regen, Bavaria 26.2.1915 — Erlangen 21.5.1996. German Indo-Iranian and IE Linguist. Professor in Erlangen. Son of a railway officer. After school in Munich he studied from 1934 at Munich under Oertel, Sommer and Wüst. Ph.D. 1941 München (under Wüst). He had to join the army in…

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HOFFMANN, Helmut

HOFFMANN, Helmut. Flensburg 24.8.1912 — 8.10.1992. German Indologist and Tibetologist in the U.S.A. Professor in Munich and Bloomington. From 1931 studies of Sanskrit and classics ar Freiburg i.Br., soon Indology, Iranian and Central Asian languages at Berlin, student of Lüders. Tibetan he learned from F. Lessing, Iranian from Schaeder. Ph.D.…

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