LEXER, Mattias (Ritter von)

LEXER, Mattias (Ritter von). Liesing im Lesachtal 18.10.1830 — Nürnberg 16.4.1892. Austrian Germanist in Germany. Son of Andreas L., a mill owner, and Elisabeth Goller. After gymnasium in Klagenfurt studied first law at Graz, but soon switched to German, then also at Vienna. After two years (1855-57) as teacher in Cracow…

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VALLAURI, Mario

VALLAURI, Mario. Viareggio (Lucca) 31.7.1887 — Dronero (Cuneo) 19.9.1964. Italian Indologist. Professor in Turin. Born in an old Piemontese family, studied Indology at Naples under Kerbaker(degree 1911). Further studies in 1912 at Florence under Pavolini and 1913-14 at Würzburg under Jolly, concentrating on Dharma- and Arthaśāstra and Āyurveda. In 1915-19…

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NEHRING, Alfons

NEHRING, Alfons. Bischwitz bei Trebnitz, Niederschlesien (now Biskupice-Oławskie near Trebnica in Poland) 12.8.1890 — Würzburg 9.12.1967. German IE Scholar. Professor in Würzburg, in 1938-52 in the U.S.A. Son of Nicolaus N., a trader, and Paula Riesenfeld. Studies at Breslau and Berlin, Ph.D. 1915 under O. Schrader at Breslau. From 1923…

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KRONASSER, Heinz

KRONASSER, Heinz. Marburg (now Maribor, Slovenia) 24.2.1913 — Lipovica, Serbia 24.3.1968. Austrian Hittite and IE Linguist. After Graz Gymnasium studies at Graz, Ph.D. 1937. Worked as teacher, served in WW II and was briefly Russian war prisoner. PD 1952 Graz. From 1953 ao. Professor at Vienna, from 1959 ord., then…

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KRAHE, Hans

KRAHE, Hans. Ückendorf/Kr. Gelsenkirchen 7.2.1898 — Tübingen 25.6.1965. German IE Scholar. Professor in Würzburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen. Son of a merchant Friedrich Kr. and Mathilde Bertelmann. In 1915-18 served voluntary in the war, matriculated in 1919 in Gelsenkirchen. Studies of IE (under Sommer) and Romanistics at Jena. Ph.D. 1924 Jena.…

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KOHL, Josef F.

KOHL, Josef Friedrich. Katzengrün (now Kaceřov in Czech) 22.7.1908 — ?.1.1998. Austrian Indologist in Germany. Professor at Würzburg. Son of a Catholic estate steward from Bohemia, educated at German Gymnasium in Eger. In 1927-31 studies of biology, paleontology, physics and mathematics at German University of Prague, in 1931-33 Indology under…

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JOLLY, Julius E

JOLLY, Julius E. Heidelberg 28.12.1849 — Würzburg 25.4.1932. German Indologist. Professor in Würzburg. Born in a family with strong academic traditions, son of Philipp von Jolly, later Professor of Physics at Munich, and Luise Wüstenfeld. In 1867-71 studies of Oriental, Indo-Iranian and IE linguistics at Munich (Haug), Berlin (Weber) and…

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GRASBERGER, Lorenz (Laurentius)

GRASBERGER, Lorenz (Laurentius). Grosshartpennig, Upper Bavaria 9.6.1830 — Würzburg 23.1.1903. German Classical Philologist interested in Sanskrit. Studies of classical philology at Munich. Ph.D. 1856 Munich (diss. on Lucretius). From 1856 worked as schoolteacher in Würzburg. PD 1860 Würzburg (hab.diss. on Elder Pliny). From 1864 ao., 1868 ord. Professor at Würzburg.…

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EILERS, Wilhelm

EILERS, Wilhelm Max J. Leipzig 27.9.1906 — Würzburg 3.7.1989. German Oriental (Semitic) and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Würzburg. Son of a Gymnasium Professor, matriculated from Zwickau. Studies of musicology, law and Assyriology at Freiburg, Munich and Leipzig (Dr.iuris 1931 Leipzig, with a diss. on ancient Babylonian laws), then Oriental lan­guages…

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BLATT, Heinrich

BLATT, Heinrich. Steinbach am Glan 10.3.1894 — 1.4.1949. German Indologist. Librarian in Würzburg. After gymnasium in Speyer studies of classical philology at Munich, Leipzig, Berlin and Würzburg. Ph.D. 1923 Erlangen. From 1927 he was working at University Library (Staatsbibliothek an d. Universitätsbibl.) in Würzburg, little before his death (1946) moved…

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