BONFANTE, Giuliano

BONFANTE, Giuliano. Milano 6.8.1904 — Rome 9.9.2005. Italian IE and Romance Linguist. Son of Pietro B. (1864-1932), Professor and scholar of the history of Roman law. Studies of literature and law in Rome. Professor from 1929 at Naples, in 1933-37 in Madrid, Spain, 1938-52 in Geneva, Switzerland, 1939-52 at Princeton,…

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TADDEI, Maurizio

TADDEI, Maurizio. Rome 3.3.1936 — Rome 5.2.2000. Italian Art Historian and Archaeologist of South Asia. Professor in Naples. Studies at La Sapienza in Rome, graduated 1961 (under Bussagli). In 1964-74 worked in Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale (Rome). From 1967 Professor incaricato of Indian Art and Archaeology at I.U.O.N. in Naples,…

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TAGLIABUE, Camillo

TAGLIABUE, Camillo. Milano 1838 — Milano 16.10.1905 (when 67). Italian Missionary and Urdu Scholar. Worked as missionary in Hyderabad, Deccan, in 1864-78. From 1879 to his death Professor of Hindustani at I.U.O.N. in Naples, in 1892-97 also professore incaricato of English. His grammar is based on that of Platts. Publications:…

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LIGNANA, Giacomo

LIGNANA, Giacomo. Tronzano Vercellese, Piemonte 19.12.1827 (hardly 1830) — Rome 10.2.1891 (or 10.1. or 10.12.). Italian Linguist and Indologist. Professor in Naples and Rome. Born in Piemonte, son of Giuseppe L. and Margherita Lebbole. Studies at Turin, then 1848-49 under Lassen at Bonn and Spiegel at Erlangen. For  while taught…

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LA TERZA (LATERZA), Ermengildo

LA TERZA (LATERZA), Ermenegildo. Putignano (Bari) 2.3.1866 — Naples 1939. Italian Indologist. Graduated at Naples as student of Kerbaker. In 1895-1911 schoolteacher of classical languages in several places (i. al. in Avellino). From 1904 Docent of Sanskrit at Naples (libero docente di filologia sanscrita), later Incaricato di filologia indoeuropea there.…

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KERBAKER, Michele

KERBAKER, Michele. Turin 10.9.1836 — Naples 20.9.1914. Italian Indologist. Professor in Naples. Lost early his mother and after the new marriage of father was educated by his ecclesiastic uncle. Studied classical philology at Turin (degree 1857), soon became interested in Indology and learnt it from Gorresio and Flechia. From 1866…

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DE VINCENTIS, Gherardo

DE VINCENTIS, Gherardo. 1845 — 19??. Italian Iranian (Persian) Scholar, also interested in Sanskrit. Professor of Persian at Regio Istituto Orientale di Napoli: incaricato 1878, eo. 1890, ord. 1904-07. Died before 1935. Publications: Il Gulistan, ossia il Roseto dello Scheich Sadi di Schiraz. Prima versione italiana … con commentario critico…

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CIMMINO, Francesco

CIMMINO, Francesco. Naples 6.1.1862 — Naples 2.3.1939. Italian Indologist and Poet. Studies at Naples under Kerbaker, graduated in 1886, then at Turin under Flechia. Teacher at Liceo Genovesi and from 1898 libera docenza di letteratura sanscrita at R. Università di Napoli. In 1914 succeeded Kerbaker as Professor (incaricato) of Sanskrit…

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BAUSANI, Alessandro

BAUSANI, Alessandro. Rome 29.5.1921 — Rome 11.3.1988. Italian Orientalist (Persian Scholar). Grew up in a stricly religious Catholic family, educated in Rome. Studies in Rome, graduated 1943. Ph.D. From 1944 incaricato di lingua e letteratura persiana, Università di Roma, 1951-56 lettore ordinario; 1956-71 prof. di lingua e letteratura persiana, I.U.O.N.…

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