MEIER, Ernst

MEIER, Ernst Heinrich. Rusbend, Schaumburg-Lippe 17.5.1813 — Tübingen 2.3.1866. German Semitic Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Son of a teacher of village school. Studied from 1834 first at Jena and Göttingen, in 1838 followed his teacher —> Ewaldto Tübingenand became his successor there, although seriously fell out with him. At Tübingen…

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MCKENZIE, John

MCKENZIE, John. Turriff, Aberdeenshire 13.6.1883 — Edinburgh 30.10.1955. Rev. British (Scottish) Teacher and Scholar in India. Son of Andrew McK., educated at Gordon’s College in Aberdeen and at Aberdeen University (M.A. 1904), at New College, Edinburgh and at Tübingen University. Ordained as priest in 1908. From 1908 Professor at Wilson…

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Kapff, Ludwig Heinrich

KAPFF, Ludwig Heinrich. Göppingen near Stuttgart 5.9.1802 — Kennenburg near Esslingen 26.2.1869. German Lutheran Priest and Oriental Scholar. Son of Gottfried K. (d. 1815) and Eberhardine Hehl. Educated and studied in Tübingen. After a brief vicariate in Urach returned to the university in 1826, lecturing on the Old Testament and…

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HUTH, Otto

HUTH, Otto. Bonn 9.5.1906 — Tübingen 1998. German Scholar of Religion. Professor in Tübingen. Son of a neuropathologist. From 1925 studied theology at Bonn, Kiel and Marburg. Ph.D. 1932 Bonn (under C. Clemen in comparative religion). Joined the NSDAP in 1928. In 1935 met Hermann Wirth, collaborated with him and…

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HUMMEL, Karl

HUMMEL, Karl. Weiler, Kr. Lindau (Bodensee) 25.4.1902 — Weiler 26.12.1987. German Pharmacist, Botanist and former Student of Indology. Son of Max H., a pharmacist, and Philomena Wachter. After Benedictine Kloster­gymnasium in Augsburg studied Indology at Munich under Geiger. Ph.D. 1925 Munich. Planned a visit to Asia, but as this was…

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HEIMANN, Betty

HEIMANN, Betty. Wandsbeck bei Hamburg 29.3.1888 — Sirmione at the Lake Garda 19.5.1961. German Indologist in Sri Lanka. British citizen 1939. Daughter of a banker. After school in Hamburg studied classical philology and Indology at Kiel (Deussen, Sieg), briefly also at Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1920 Kiel, now further studies at Göttingen…

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HAUSCHILD, Richard

HAUSCHILD, Richard Wilhelm. Roschütz, Kr. Gera 2.12.1901 — Jena 15.2.1972. German (East) Indologist. Professor in Jena. Son of a farmer, matriculated from the Gymnasium of Gera, where Rudolf Rau (the father of Wilhelm Rau) inspired him with Indology. Studies of classical, German and Oriental philology at Tübingen, Leipzig (Hertel) and…

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HAUG, Martin

HAUG, Martin. Ostdorf bei Balingen, Württemberg 30.1.1827 — Ragaz, Switzerland 3.6.1876. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. Son of a farmer, Martin H., who only reluctantly allowed his talented son to pursue studies, and Anna Maria Jetter. At the age of 16 he worked as an auxiliary teacher. On his own he learned…

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HATFIELD, James Taft

HATFIELD, James Taft. Brooklyn, NY 15.6.1862 — Cook county, Illinois 3.10.1945. U.S. Linguist (Germanic and IE) and Indologist. Professor in Evanstown. Son of a Methodist minister, Robert Miller H. and Elizabeth Ann Taft. A.B. 1883 Northwestern University, A.M. 1886 ibid. (and 1937 Litt.D.). In 1883-84 travelled in Japan, China and…

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HAEBERLIN, Johannes

HAEBERLIN (Häberlen), Johannes. Tuttlingen, Württemberg 19.8.1808 — Hooghly near Calcutta 12.11.1849. German Missionary and Indologist, in India 1832-37 and 1839-49. Son of Joh. Konrad H., a shoemaker, and Regina Ruoff. Learned his father’s craft and worked as shoemaker from 1826, but was since childhood interested in missionary work and studied…

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