NOVIKOVA, Vera Aleksandrovna

NOVIKOVA, Vera Aleksandrovna. Moscow 16.2.1918 — 10.4.1972. Russian Indologist, specialist of Bengali. Daughter of an official, graduated 1940 from Leningrad. Kand. filol. nauk 1953, Docent 1956. Naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute, Leningrad, in 1949-50, taught Indian Philology at Leningrad University from 1952. Publications: At least 50 publications, i.al. – Kand.diss.…

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ORANSKIJ, Iosif Mihajlovič

ORANSKIJ, Iosif Mihajlovič. Petrograd 24.4./3.5.1923 — Leningrad 16.5.1977. Russian Iranian Scholar. Son of official. In 1941-45 in the army, wounded. Graduated 1948 from Leningrad, student of Frejman. Kand. filol. nauk 1951, Docent 1953, Dr. 1967, Professor 1973. In 1948-51 taught at Leningrad University and 1951-55 at Tadzhik University (where the…

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OL’DENBURG, Sergeij Fedorovič

OL’DENBURG, Sergej Fëdorovič (Serge d’Oldenbourg). Bjankino, Zabajkal’skoj obl. (now Tšita obl., Nerčinskij raion) 14.(26.)9.1863 — Leningrad 28.2.1934. Russian Indologist and Art Historian. Professor and Academician in St.Petersburg/Leningrad. Son of Fëdor Fëdorovič O., an officer, of Livonian nobility, and Nadežda Fëdorovna Berg. Matriculated in 1881, he was already interested in India…

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MINAEV (Minayeff), Ivan Pavlovič

MINAEV (Minayeff), Ivan Pavlovič. Tambov 9.(21.)10.1840 — St.Petersburg 1.(13.)6. 1890. Russian Indologist. Professor in St.Petersburg. Son of a modest official, educated at home and at gymnasium of Tambov. Studies of Chinese and Sanskrit at St.Petersburg (under Vasil’evand Kossovič) and then under Weber at Berlin.Also visited Paris and London for manuscript…

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MERVART, Aleksandr Mihailovič

MERVART, Aleksandr Mihailovič (Gustav-German Hristianovič M., born Gustav Hermann Christian Meerwarth). Mannheim (or Bruchsal) 1884 — Uhtpečlag 23.5.1932. Russian (German-born) Indologist (Tamil Scholar) and Ethnograph. Born in Germany, in Bruchsal (English Wikipedia) or rather Mannheim (all other sources).Studied at Heidelberg, Ph.D. 1907 (diss. on German history).From 1911 teacher of German in…

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LARIN, Boris Aleksandrovič

LARIN, Boris Aleksandrovič. Poltava 12.1.1893 — Leningrad 26.3.1964. Ukrainian Linguist in Russia, Specialist of Balto-Slavonian also interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Leningrad. Son of a schoolteacher. Educated in 1902-06 at Kamenec-Podol’skoj gimnazii and 1906-10 at Kievskoj Kollegij im. Pavla Galagana. In 1910-14 studies at Kiev University of Slavonian philology and…

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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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