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. 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 in…

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NEHRING, Alfons

NEHRING, Alfons. Bischwitz bei Trebnitz (Niederschlesien; now Biskupice-Oławskie near Trebnica) 12.8.1890 — Würzburg 9.12.1967. German IE Scholar. Professor in Würzburg, in 1938-52 in the U.S.A. Studies at Breslau and Berlin, Ph.D. 1915 under O. Schrader at Breslau. From 1923 PD at Breslau. From 1929 ao. there and from 1930 ord.…

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KOHL, Josef Friedrich

KOHL, Josef Friedrich. Katzengrün (Bohemia) 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 Winternitz and O.…

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JONES, William

JONES, William. Westminster 28.9.1746 — Calcutta 27.4.1794. Sir. British Pioneer of Indology. Judge in Calcutta. He was the youngest child of the mathematician William Jones (1675–1749), originally a Welshman from Anglesey, and Maria Nix. Educated from 1753 at Harrow, where he spent more than ten years. In free hours he…

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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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JAHN, Wilhelm

JAHN, Wilhelm. Stettin 7.4.1873 — 19??. German Indologist. Docent in Zürich. Son of a merchant, lost early his parents. After Gymnasium in Berlin and Wernigerode matriculated in 1893. Studied first art and literary history and philosophy, in 1895 at Berlin, 1895-97 at Marburg, 1897-98 at Rostock, and 1898-99 at Kiel,…

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FÜHRER, Alois Anton

FÜHRER, Alois Anton. Limburg an der Lahn 26.11.1853 — Binningen 5.11.1930. German Indologist and Archaeologist in India. Studies of Catholic Theology and Oriental lan­guages at Würzburg. Ordained priest 1877. Ph.D. 1879 Würzburg (apparently under Jolly), soon to India. After a while as Professor of Sanskrit at St. Xavier College in…

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FRANK, Othmar (orig. Johann Georg Frank)

FRANK, Othmar (born Johann Georg Frank). Bamberg 8.5.1770 — Vienna 16.9.1840. German Pioneer of Indology. Professor in Munich. Son of Konrad Frank, a master tailor, and Maria-Anna Köberlein. After school he entered the Benedictine monastery of Banz (now taking the new name Othmar Frank), and was ordained there as priest…

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EILERS, Wilhelm M. J.

EILERS, Wilhelm M. 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 law and Assyriology at Freiburg, Munich and Leipzig (Dr.iuris 1931 Leipzig, with a diss. on ancient Babylonian laws), then Oriental lan­guages (Cuneiform,…

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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 München, Leipzig, Berlin and Würzburg. Ph.D. 1923 Erlangen. From 1927 he was working at University Library (Staatsbibliothek an d. Universitätsbibl.) in Würzburg Würzburg, little before his death moved…

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