KOPPERS, Wilhelm

KOPPERS, Wilhelm. Menzallen, Rheinland 8.2.1886 — Vienna 23.1.1961. German Ethnologist, Catholic Priest and Theologian in Austria. Professor in Vienna. He joined early the Missions­gesellschaft vom Göttlichen Wort and was educated at its gymnasium in Steyl, Netherlands. Studies of philosophy and theology at Missionshaus St.Gabriel in Mödling, Niederösterreich, and in Rome.…

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KEAY, Frank Ernest

KEAY, Frank Ernest. Richmond-on-Thames, Surrey 1879 — Knutsford, Cheshire 28.12.1974. Rev. British Anglican Missionary in India. Son of John Oliver Keay, a grocer and Alderman and JP, and Naomi Barrat. Studies in London (B.A. 1900). Started in civil service, but in 1906 joined the Church Missionary Society. Now theological education…

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HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand, Freiherr von

HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand, Freiherr von. Potsdam 22.6.1767 — Tegel bei Berlin 8.4.1835. German Diplomat and Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of the Prussian Kammerherr and Major Alexander Georg von H. (1720–1779, his father Johannes Paul von H. had obtained the Prussian title of nobility in 1738) and…

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HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor

HULTZSCH, Eugen Julius Theodor. Dresden 29.3.1857 — Halle 16.1.1927. German Indologist and Epigraphist. 20 years in India, then Professor in Halle. Son of Theodor H., a businessman, and Anna Greif, nephew of philologist Friedrich H. Educated in Dresden, from 1874 studied classical and Oriental languages (Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic) at…

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HEINE-GELDERN, Robert, Freiherr von

HEINE-GELDERN, Robert, Freiherr von. Grub, Niederösterreich 16.7.1885 — Vienna 25.5.1968. Austrian Anthropologist. Professor in Vienna. Born in a rich Jewish family. Studied at Munich and then under W. Schmidt at Vienna. In 1910 travelled in India and Burma. Ph.D. 1914 Wien. The WW I, in which he participated as a…

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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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JAGIĆ, Ignati Vatroslav, Ritter von Varaždin

JAGIĆ, Ignati Vatroslav, Ritter von Varaždin. Varaždin, Croatia (then Austria) 6.6.1838 — Vienna 5.8.1923. Croatian Slavic Linguist and Philologist. Son of Vinko J., a boot maker master, and Ana Kraijek. After gymnasium in Zagreb, studies of classical, Slavic, etc. languages at Vienna (under Miklosich, et al.) in 1856-60. Then teacher…

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HANUSZ, Jan

HANUSZ, Jan. Kołodziejówka near Stanislawów (then in Austrian Galicia, now Kolodiivka in Ukraina) 13.7.1858 — Paris 26.7.1887. Polish (Austrian) Indo-Iranian, Slavic, Armenian and Gipsy Scholar. Born in a village in the east of Lesser Poland (Małopolska), son of Józef H. Matriculated from Gymnasium 1877. In 1877-81 studies of classic and…

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HALBFASS, Wilhelm

HALBFASS, Wilhelm. Northeim/Niedersachsen 11.5.1940 — Bryn Mawr PA 25.5.2000. German Indologist and Philosopher in the U.S.A. After 20 years in the U.S.A. still German citizen. Son of Willi and Ilse-Marie H. Studies of philosophy, Indology (Waldschmidt) and classical philology 1959-61 & 1962-66 at Göttingen, 1961-62 at Vienna. Ph.D. 1966 Göttingen…

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HACKER, Paul

HACKER, Paul. Seelscheid/Bergisches Land (Kreis Sieg) 6.1.1913 — Münster/ Westfalen 18.3.1979. German Indologist. Professor in Bonn and Münster. After matriculation from Siegburg Gymnasium studied Indology, modern literature (English, French and Russian) and philosophy at Bonn, Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Berlin. In Indology student of Kirfel, Losch, Zimmer, Ruben, and Breloer. Ph.D.…

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