BECKER, Christophorus Edmund

BECKER, Christophorus (born Edmund B.). Elsoff near Frankfurt 22.10.1875 — Würzburg 30.3.1937. S.D.S. German Catholic Missionary in India and Scholar of Missiology and Indian Ethnography. Dr.phil. and Dr.theol. A Salvatorian, ordained priest 1898. Docent 1900. From 1906 Apostolic Prefect of Assam in Shillong, India, formally until 1921, but interned in…

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BASTIAN, Philipp Wilhelm Adolf

BASTIAN, Philipp Wilhelm Adolf. Bremen 26.6.1826 — Port-of-Spain, Trinidad 2.2.1905. Catholic German Anthropo­logist, Psychologist, and Traveller, a pioneer of South-east Asian studies. Born in a merchant family, studied biology and medicine at Berlin, Jena, Würzburg (under Virchow) and Prague (dr. med. 1850). In 1851 left as a ship’s physician for Australia,…

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