JEDLIČKA, Jaromír

JEDLIČKA, Jaromír. Prague 11.10.1869 — Zinnowitz 14.8.1901. Czechoslovakian Student of IE Linguistics. Studies at Charles University in Prague under Zubatý, Ph.D. there 1893/94. Then worked in the university library. Publications: Diss. O zvláštnim případu parallelismu suffixu v jazycích indoevropských. Prague 1893/94. – Collaborated in the Czech encyclopedia Ottův slovník naučný.…

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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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JACOBI, Hermann Georg

JACOBI, Hermann Georg. Köln 11.2.1850 (or 1.2.?) — Bonn 19.10.1937. German Indologist. Professor in Bonn. Son of a steam mill owner, Friedrich Heinrich Otto J. (1803–1880) and Caroline Zeiz. Roman Catholic, educated in Köln. From 1868 studies of mathematics at Berlin, switched soon to Sanskrit and IE. Through Weber he…

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GUMILEV, Lev Nikolaevič

GUMILËV, Lev Nikolaevič. Carskoe Selo 18.9.(1.10.)1912 — St.Petersburg 15.6.1992. Russian Historian of Central Asia, Archaeologist and geographer, also writer and translator. Son of Nikolaj Stepanovič G. (d. 1921) and Anna Ahmatova, both well-known poets, divorce when he was still a child. Because of his parents he was not allowed to…

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GEBAUER, Jan

GEBAUER, Jan. Úbislavice (Auslauf) near Nová Paka 8.10.1838 — Prague 25.5.1907. Czech Slavic and IE Linguist. Professor of Slavic Philology at Charles University in Prague. Born in a poor family with German father in a small village, sent by local vicar to high school in Jičín. At university soon switched…

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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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EHRENFELS, Umar Rolf, Baron von

EHRENFELS, Umar Rolf, Baron von (born as Rolf Werner Leopold von E.). Prague 28.4.1901 — Neckargemünd 7.2.1980. Austrian (Czech) Anthropologist in India and Germany, converted Muslim (originally Catholic). Son of Christian von E,. Professor of Philosophy, and Emma André. In the twenties lived in Berlin trying to make a career…

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CURTIUS, Georg

CURTIUS, Georg. Lübeck 16.4.1820 — Hermsdorf bei Warmbrunn in Silesia (now Sobieszów, Poland) 12.8.1885. German Indo-Europaean and Classical scholar. Son of Carl Georg C. (1771-1857; Syndikus of Lübeck) and Dorothea Plessing (1783-1851), younger brother of Ernst C. (1814-96), famous classical archaeologist. After Gymnasium in Lübeck studied classical and IE philology…

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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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