RISCH, Ernst

RISCH, Ernst. Moscow 9.10.1911 — Kilchberg, Zürich 1.9.1988. Swiss IE and Mycenaean Linguist. Professor in Zürich. Born in Russia in a Swiss family, son of Carl Theodor R. and Anna Mors. His father was commercial director of a cotton factory, when this was taken by the state the family moved…

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LEUMANN, Manu

LEUMANN, Manu. Strassburg 6.10.1889 — Zürich 15.7.1977. Swiss Indo-Iranian Linguist and Classical Philologist. Son of —> Ernst L. and Gertrud Siegemund. Matriculated from Protestant Gymnasium in Strassburg, studies at Strassburg, Göttingen and Berlin under F. C. Andreas, W. Schulze, Wackernagel, Wilamowitz-Möllendorf et al. Ph.D. 1914 Strassburg (under Thumb). Served in WW…

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KAEGI, Adolf

KAEGI, Adolf (orig. Kägi). Holderbaum bei Bauma, Canton Zürich 30.9.1849 — Rüschlikon, Canton Zürich 14.2.1923. Swiss Indologist, IE and Classical Scholar. Professor in Zürich. Son of the elementary school teacher Johann Jakob K. and Elisabetha Kündig. After gymnasium in Zürich, in 1868-71 studied at Zürich classical philology (under K. Bursian,…

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HORSCH, Paul

HORSCH, Paul. Oberegg, Canton Appenzell 9.9.1925 — Mahabalipuram, India 27.12.1971. Swiss Indologist. Professor in Zürich. Son of Otto H., a chemist, educated 1932-42 at local school, 1941-43 at Appenzell Gymnasium and 1943-46 at Cantonal School in Zug. Studies of Indology, history of religion and philosophy at Fribourg (under Regamey) and…

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HIRZEL, Bernhard

HIRZEL, Bernhard. Enge near Zürich 12.8.1807 — Paris 6.6.1847. Swiss Indologist, Priest and Politician. Priest and Docent in Zürich. Son of Johannes H., a wealthy industrialist, and Margaretha Bürkli. Studied theology at Carolinum in Zürich, where he learnt well Hebrew and Arabic. In 1831 further studies at Berlin, where Bopp…

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JAHN, Wilhelm

JAHN, Wilhelm. Stettin (Szczecin) 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…

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HAAG, Friedrich

HAAG, Friedrich. Diessenhofen (or Hüttwilen) in Thurgau 14.1.1846 — Bern 3.11.1914. Swiss Classical Philologist and Indologist. Son of Ulrich H. and Barbara Zimmermann. Studies at Zürich (Schweizer-Sidler), Göttingen and Berlin (Weber). Ph.D. Zürich 1869. In 1873 teacher in Frauenfeld (where —> E. Leumann was his disciple) and PD of Sanskrit…

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ELIADE, Mircea

ELIADE, Mircea. Bucharest 9.3.1907 (his own, others say rather 13.3., Old Era 28.2.) — Chicago 22.4.1986. Romanian Scholar of Comparative Religion in the U.S.A. Son of Gheorghe E., a captain in the Romanian army, and Ioana Stoenescu. The father had changed his original family name, Ieremia, in honour of the…

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DEBRUNNER-RUDIN, Albert

DEBRUNNER-RUDIN, Johann Albert. Basel 8.2.1884 — Bern 2.2.1958. Swiss Linguist. Professor in Bern and Jena. Son of Albert D., a potter, and Elisabeth Schaub, educated in Basel. From 1902 studies of classical philology and comparative linguistics at Basel (Sommer) and Göttingen (Wackernagel). Ph.D. 1907 Basel. In 1907-18 schoolteacher in Schiers,…

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CUENDET, Georges

CUENDET, Georges. Geneva 5.9.1897 — 1980. Swiss Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Educated at Collège de Genève, studies at universities of Geneva (Bally), Basel, and Paris (Meillet at É.P.H.É., also É.L.O.V.). Dr. ès lettres 1924 Geneva. In the 1930s teacher of Latin and Greek at Collège de Nyon and in 1938-63…

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