SMITH, Emil

SMITH, Emil. Kristiania (Oslo) 7.5.1887 — Oslo 16.5.1957. Norwegian Philologist and Linguist. Son of judge Hjalmar Smith and Ovidia Ellefsen. Grew up in Kristiansund and Kristiania. From 1905 studies, mainly of Greek, in Kristiania and 1910-11 at Berlin. Graduated 1914, from 1915 Docent at Kristiania. Never took Ph.D. Taught as Docent…

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MORGENSTIERNE, Georg

MORGENSTIERNE, Georg  Valentin von Munthe af. Christiania (Oslo) 3.1.1892 — Oslo 3.3.1978. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Son of Professor (lawyer) Bredo von Munthe af M. and Bertha Ludwigsen Schjelderup. Matriculated from Christiania 1909. Studies at Christiania, of classical philology, comparative linguistics and Indology (under Konow), then at Bonn…

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SIMONSSON, Nils

SIMONSSON, Nils. Offerdal, Jämtland 12.11.1920 — Uppsala 22.5.1994. Swedish Indologist. Professor in Oslo and Uppsala. Son of a farmer, Simon S., and Helena Olofsson. Educated in Offerdal and Östersund. From 1941 studies at Uppsala under H. Smith, passed fil.kand. 1945 and fil.lic 1951. In 1949 further studies in Paris under…

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TORP, Alf

TORP, Alf. Stryn 27.9.1853 — Kristiania (Oslo) 26.9.1916. Norwegian Linguist and IE Scholar. Professor in Kristiania (Oslo). Son of a captain of infantry, Fredrik Torp, and Gjerthruf Ravn. Educated in Bergen (matriculation 1877), then studies at Kristiania (Bugge). From 1878 studied at Leipzig Sanskrit, Greek and IE under Curtius and…

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VOGT, Hans Kamstrup

VOGT, Hans Kamstrup. Fredrikstad, Norway 1.6.1903 — Oslo 25.9.1986. Norwegian Linguist. Professor in Oslo. Son of Nils Anton Vogt, a medical officer, and Jenny Sofie Kamstrup. Educated at Lycée Corneille in Rouen, studies at the universities of Paris and Oslo. Graduated in classics at Oslo in 1928, also studied Sanskrit.…

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KRISTIANSEN, Knut

KRISTIANSEN, Knut. 16.5.1928 — Oslo Early July 1999 (when 71). Norwegian Indo-Iranian Linguist. Grew up in Raufoss. Student of Morgenstierne at Oslo. From 1971 until his retirement in 1998 taught Hindi, Urdu and other South Asian languages as Universitetslektor at University of Oslo. Several visits to South Asia. Murdered by…

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KONOW, Sten

KONOW, Sten. Søndre Aurdal, Valdres 17.4.1867 — Oslo 29.6.1948. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Born in Central Norway as the son of minister Wollert Otto K. (of a merchant family from Bergen) and Anne Heyerdahl. Educated in Lillehammer, matriculated in 1884. Studies of classical and Germanic philology (under S.…

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HUJER, Oldřich

HUJER, Oldřich. Paceřice, Liberec region 25.11.1880 — Prague 4.6.1942. Czech IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Prague. Student of Zubatý at Prague, Ph.D. 1910. Also studied at Leipzig under Leskien. PD 1911 Prague, 1919 ao, Professor and then succeeded Zubatý as the ord. Professor of Comparative IE Linguistics at Charles…

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HOLMBOE, Christopher Andreas

HOLMBOE, Christopher Andreas. Vang/Valdres, Oppland 19.3.1796 — Christiania (Oslo) 2.4.1882. Norwegian Orientalist and Numismatician. Professor in Christiania. Son of Rev. Jens H. and Cathrine Holst. Matriculated from Cathedral School of Christiania in 1814. Studies of theology at the new university of Christiania. graduated cand.theol. 1818. Sent by Professor Hersleben he…

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BUGGE, Sophus

BUGGE, Elseus Sophus. Larvik 5.1.1833 — Tønset 8.7.1907. Norwegian Linguist, mainly Scandinavian, but also IE, Anatolian and Etruscan Scholar. Professor in Christiania (Oslo). Son of Alexander B. (1790–1854), a merchant and former lieutenant, and Maren Kirstine Sartz (1799–1836). After school in Larvik he started 1848 studies of classical philology at…

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