ROERICH, Georg N. (Jurij Nikolaevič Rerih)

ROERICH, Georg N. (Jurij Nikolaevič Rërih, George Nicolas de Roerich). Okulovka, Valdajskij raion, obl. Novgorod 3.(16.)8.1902 — Moscow 21.5.1960. Russian Tibetologist, lived long time in India. Professor in Moscow. Son of —> N. K. R., grew up in St.Petersburg. Studied Mongolian at St.Petersburg (under Rudnev). Left Russia in 1919, pursued Indological studies…

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RIVARA, Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha

RIVARA, Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha. Arraiolos 23.6.1809 — Évora 20.2.1879. Portuguese Physician, Colonial Civil Servant and Oriental Scholar, Specialist of Konkani and Marathi. Son of Italian father, Dr. António Francisco R. and and Maria Isabel da Cunha Feio Castelo Branco, of Spanish origin. Educated in Évora, then studies of medicine…

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REUTER, Julio Natanael

REUTER, Julio Natanael. Turku 7.1.1863 — Helsinki 9.1.1934. Finnish Indologist. Professor in Helsinki. Son of the school director Edvin Titus Feodor R. (1824–1899) and Aline Procopé (1828–1916), brother of the biologists (entomologists) Odo Morannal R. (1850–1913) and Enzio Rafael R. (1867–1951). After matriculation in 1880 from Åbo Svenska Klassiska Lyceet…

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REHATSEK, Edward

REHATSEK, Edward (Ede). Illack (now Ilok in Croatia) 3.7.1819 — Bombay 11.12.1891. Hungarian Oriental Scholar in India. Son of the forest inspector of princess Odescalchi, educated in Budapest and graduated as civil engineer from Budapest University. Leaving Hungary in 1842 spent founr months in Paris and four years in the U.S.A.…

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REGNAUD, Paul

REGNAUD, Paul. Mantoche (Haute-Saône) 19.4.1838 — Sanary-sur-Mer (Var) 18.11.1910. French Indologist. Professor in Lyon. Studies at Paris under Bergaigne and Hauvette-Besnault. Diplom of É.P.H.É. 1873, worked as journalist. Ph.D. 1884 Paris. From 1879 maître de conférence and from 1887 the first occupant of the newly founded Sanskrit chair at University…

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REGAMEY, Constantin

REGAMEY, Constantin (Konstanty). Kiev (now Kyiv in Ukraina) 15.(28.)1.1907 — Lausanne 27.12.1982. Polish/Swiss Indologist, Tibetan and Buddhist Scholar and Componist. Professor in Lausanne and Fribourg. Born in Ukraina (then part of Russia) in a Polish-Swiss family. Father, Konstanty Kasimierz R. was pianist, componist and music teacher, mother, Lydia Slavitsch, also a…

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RASK, Rasmus Christian

RASK, Rasmus Kristian (bapt. Rasmus Christian Rasch). Brændekilde near Odense 22.11.1787 — Copenhagen 14.11.1832. Danish Linguist and Traveller, also interested in Sanskrit and Old Iranian. Professor in Copenhagen. Son of Niels Hansen Rasch, a smallholder and tailor, and Birthe Rasmusdatter. Educated at home and in Odense, became early interested in…

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RAHDER, Johannes

RAHDER, Johannes. Loeboeg Begalong (Lubuk Begalung), Sumatra 27.12.1898 — 3.3.1988. Dutch Japanologist and Buddhist Scholar in the U.S.A. Born in Indonesia where his father was the governor of bWestern Sumatra. Studies in 1917-24 at Leiden, then 1924-28 at Brussels (La Vallée Poussin) and Paris (Pelliot). Ph.D. 1926 Utrecht (under Caland).…

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PRZYLUSKI, Jean

PRZYLUSKI, Jean (Jan Przyłuski). Le Mans 17.8.1885 — Mareil-sur-Loir 27.10.1944. French Indologist, South East Asian scholar and Linguist. Professor in Paris. Born in an originally Polish family, educated in Rennes and Paris. In 1907-13 at E.F.E.O. in Indochina, 1912 visited China. Dr.-ès-lettres 1923. He was in 1923-33 Professor of Annamite (Vietnamese) at E.L.O.V.…

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POLEY, Karl August Ludwig (Louis)

POLEY, Karl August Ludwig (Louis). Crottorf, Halberstadt 180? — Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria 14.8. 1885. German Indologist. Illegitimate son of German judicial officer Poley and, according to his own, perhaps not too reliable, account, a Frenchwoman. He also gave his year of birth as 1812, but this was probably because he was…

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