MACHEK, Václav

MACHEK, Václav. Úhlejov, okr. Jičín/Neupaka 8.11.1894 — Brno 26.5.1965. Czechoslovakian Slavic, Vedic and IE Scholar. Professor in Brno. From 1914 studied at Prague Slavic, IE and Sanskrit (under Zubatý). After interruption caused by WW I Ph.D. there 1921. In 1921-24 librarian of Slovakian Library in Paris, also studied further under…

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LINGAT, Robert

LINGAT, Robert. Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes) 1892 — Paris 7.5.1972. French Lawyer, Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar, long time in South-East Asia. After school in Charleville and law degree in Paris studied Sanskrit, Pāli (under H. Smith) and Thai (Lorgeou). In the WW I he served as interpreter for forces sent by…

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LIGETI, Lajos (Louis)

LIGETI, Lajos (Louis). Balassagyarmat/Nógrád 28.10.1902 — Budapest 24.5.1987. Hungarian Mongolian and Central Asian Scholar. Professor in Budapest. Studies of classical philology and of Turkish at Budapest. Ph.D. 1924 Budapest. After further studies in Paris, of Sinology (Maspéro), Tibetan (Bacot), Turkic (Dény) and Mongolian (Pelliot), he conducted fieldwork in Inner Mongolia…

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LA VALLÉE POUSSIN, Louis Étienne Marie de

LA VALLÉE POUSSIN, Louis Étienne Marie de. Liège 1.1.1869 — Bruxelles 18.2.1938. Belgian Indologist, a specialist of Buddhism and History. Professor in Ghent. Son of a French father, Gustave de La VP, and Belgian mother, Marie Pauline de Monge, both of families with great scholarly interests. Educated in Liège from…

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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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KOSSOVIČ, Kaetan Andreevič

KOSSOVIČ, Kaetan Andreevič. (Cajetan Kossovich). Polotsk (now Polack in Belarus) 2.(14.)5.1815 (or 1814, see Vigasin 2008, 94) — St.Petersburg 7.2.(26.1.)1883. (Bela-)Russian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in St.Petersburg. Brother of —> Ignatij K. Son of a Belarusian priest, educated in Polock and at Vitebsk Gymnasium. In 1836-39 studied classical philology and philosophy (Plato) at…

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KOSEGARTEN, Johann Gottfried Ludwig

KOSEGARTEN, Johann Gottfried Ludwig. Altenkirchen, Rügen 10.9.1792 — Greifswald 18.8.1860. German Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Greiswald. Son of the minister and poet Ludwig Gotthard K. (1758–1818) and Katharina Linde, born in what was then Swedish Pomerania.Educated at home. In 1808-12 studies of theology and history at Greifswald, where his…

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KLAPROTH, Heinrich Julius von

KLAPROTH, Heinrich Julius von. Berlin 11.10.1783 — Paris 28.8.1835. German Oriental Scholar in Russia and France. Son of the mineralogist and chemist Martin-Heinrich Kl. As a fifteen years old schoolboy he started the study of Chinese from Bayer’s book. From 1801 student at Halle, but moved soon disappointed to Dresden…

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KING, Winston Lee

KING, Winston Lee. Avilla Ind. 30.8.1907 — Madison Wisc. 15.2.1975. U.S. Scholar of Com­parative Religion. Methodist priest. Born in a farm, son of Alfred Hiram K. and Alberta Bodenhafer. Educated at Ashburry College (A.B. 1929), Andover Newton Theological Seminar (B.D. 1936) and Harvard (S.M.T. 1938). Ph.D. 1940 Harvard. After four…

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KELLGREN, Abraham Herman August

KELLGREN, Abraham Herman August. Kuopio 21.1.1822 — Helsinki 25.9.1856. Finnish Indologist and Orientalist. Professor in Helsinki. Son of Johan August Kellgren (1792–1859), an apothecary of Swedish origin, and Maria Magdalena Nylander (1798–1826). Educated at Helsingfors Lyceum in 1833-38 and from 1838 at Helsinki University. His original intention was to become…

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