REICHELT, Hans

REICHELT, Hans. Baden bei Wien 20.4.1877 — Ibid. 11/12.5.1939. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Graz. Son of the owner of a printing press, educated in his home town. In 1896-98 studied IE, classical, Germanic and Indo-Iranian philology (Bühler et al.) at Vienna, then under Bartholomae at Giessen. Ph.D. 1900 Giessen.…

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RAU, Heimo

RAU, Heimo. Breslau 30.12.1912 — Filderstadt 30.12.1993. German Art Historian and Indologist. Long time in India. Son of Ernst Rau and Hedwig Czeschka (of Austria), both Steinerians. Studies of art history, archaeology and Indology at Vienna. In 1933 Assistant at excavations at Freistritz-Pulst. Ph.D. 1935 Vienna. In 1938-45 Assistant at…

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TRUBETZKOY, Prince Nikolai Sergeyevich

TRUBETZKOY, Prince Nikolai Sergeyevich (Russian Knjaz Nikolaj Sergeevič Trubeckoj). Moscow 4(16).4.1890 — Vienna 25.6.1938. Russian Phonetician, Slavic and IE Lin­guist. Son of a Professor of philosophy and Rector of Moscow University. Started early (1905) writing studies on Fenno-Ugric ethnology. In 1908-12 studied comparative linguistics, etc. at Moscow (under Porzezinski). Ph.D.…

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POSCH, Udo

POSCH, Udo. 1922 — 1965. Austrian Turcologist and Tibetologist in the U.S.A. Originally he was a student of Duda in Turcology at Vienna University, but had quarreled with his teacher. Then he wrote a Tibetological dissertation to R. Bleichsteiner and was conferred Ph.D. 1949 (Wien). In 1952 he taught at…

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POLEY, Karl August Ludwig (Louis)

POLEY, Karl August Ludwig (Louis). Crottorf, Halberstadt 180? — Deutsch-Altenburg 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 slightly…

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URAY, Géza

URAY, Géza. Budapest 16.8.1921 — 17.7.1991. Hungarian Tibetan Scholar. Professor in Budapest. Reluctantly following his father’s wish he enrolled the Military Academy in 1939, but in 1940 moved to university. First studied law, from 1942 Tibetan under Ligeti. In 1944 forced to take military service. In 1947 continued his studies.…

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OL’DENBURG, Sergeij Fedorovič

OL’DENBURG, Sergej Fedorovič (Serge d’Oldenbourg). Bjankino, Zabajkal’skoj obl. (now Tšita obl., Nerčinsk. raion) 14.(26.)9.1863 — 28.2.1934. Russian Indologist and Art Historian. Professor and Academician in St.Petersburg/ Leningrad. Son of an officer. Matriculated in 1881, was already interested in India and started studies at St.Petersburg: Sanskrit (Minaev), Persian and Arabic (Rosen…

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NEUMANN, Karl Eugen

NEUMANN, Karl Eugen. Vienna 18.10.1865 — Vienna 18.10.1915. Austrian Indologist (Buddhist Scholar) and Bauddha. Living in Vienna. Son of Angelo N., conductor of an orchestra, originally from Prague, Roman catholic. Went to school in Leipzig where his family was then living. After commercial school travelled in England and Italy in…

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MÜLLER, Friedrich

MÜLLER, Friedrich. Jemnick (Jemníky), Kr. Butzlau, Böhmen (Czech) 6.3.1834 — Vienna 25.5.1898. Austrian Indo-Iranian Scholar and Linguist. Professor in Vienna. Born in a poor family in Bohemia, where his father, Friedrich M., was the chemist of a small sulphuric acid factory, grew up in Rotz, Niederösterreich. Mother Ursula Köcina, brother…

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MLADENOW, Stefan

MLADENOW, Stefan. Vidin 27.12.1880 — Sofia 1.5.1963. Bulgarian IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor in Sofia. Studies in 1898-1902 at Sofia, 1903-04 at Vienna (under Kretschmar), 1904-05 at St.Petersburg (Baudouin de Courtenay). Ph.D. 1905 Prague (Czech University, on Slavic Studies). From 1910 PD, 1919 ao. and 1921 ord. Professor of General,…

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