JAHN, Karl Emil Oskar

JAHN, Karl Emil Oskar. Brünn (now Brno) 26.3.1906 — Utrecht 7.11.1985. Austrian/Czechoslovakian Persian Scholar in the Netherlands. Professor in Leiden. Born in an originally Silesian family, son of Oskar J., an Oberfinanzrat (a high revenue officer). Studies of chemistry at Brno, but after one year moved to Prague, where he…

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GAMPERT, Vilem (Wilhelm)

GAMPERT, Vilém (Wilhelm). Prague 29.6.1902 — Prague 14.3.1987. Czech Indologist. Studied Indology at German University of Prague under Winternitz and O. Stein. Ph.D. there 1928. From 1929 worked in university library, in 1939-45 in German army. In 1945-78 he was a scientific worker at Oriental Institute of the Charles University…

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FRIŠ, Oldřich

FRIŠ, Oldřich. Boskovice (Moravia) 7.5.1903 — Prague 14.1.1955. Czech Indologist. Professor in Prague. Born in a poor family as one of 12 children. Matriculated from Boskovice in 1922. Studies at Charles University in Prague in 1922-27, in the first place in order to qualify as a teacher, but also linguistics…

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BORGSTRØM, Carl Hjalmar

BORGSTRØM, Carl Hjalmar. Kristiania (Oslo) 12.10.1909 — Oslo 14.9.1986. Norwegian Celtic and IE Linguist. Professor in Oslo. Son of Hjalmar B., a composer, and Harriet Müller. From 1928 studies of Celtic and comparative IE at Oslo. M.A. 1936 Oslo. In 1932-35 Lecturer in Comparative Philology at Trinity College in Dublin.…

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BORECKÝ, Miloš

BORECKÝ, Miloš. Prague 28.12.1903 — Washington DC, U.S.A. 18.3.1954. Czech Oriental (Iranian) Scholar in the U.S.A. Son of —> J.B. In 1922-30 studies of Indo-Iranian at Charles University of Prague under Lesný and Rypka, further studies at Sorbonne and Oxford. Ph.D. 1930 Prague. Worked as a librarian in Prague university…

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BOGOSLOVSKIJ, Vasilij Alekseevič

BOGOSLOVSKIJ, Vasilij Alekseevič. Moscow 20.1.1932 — 25.4.1986. Russian Tibetologist. Son of a public servant. Studies at the Hist. Faculty of Moscow University, graduated 1954. Kand. ist. nauk 1961. Naučnyj sotrudnik at the Oriental Institute 1957-67, from 1968 at the Institut Dal’nego Vostoka in Moscow. Publications: At least 30 items, i.a.:…

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BARIĆ, Henrik

BARIĆ, Henrik. Dubrovnik 28.1.1888 — Beograd 3.4.1959. Yugoslavian (Croatian?) Linguist. Studies at Graz and Vienna. Ph.D. 1912 Vienna. From 1920 PD, then Professor of Comparative Grammar of IE Languages at Royal Yugoslavian University in Belgrad in the 1930s and till 1954, when he moved to Sarajevo University as Professor of…

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