RISCH, Ernst

RISCH, Ernst. Moscow 9.10.1911 — Kilchberg, Zürich 1.9.1988. Swiss IE and Mycenaean Linguist. Professor in Zürich. Came to Switzerland in 1918. Studies at Zürich (under M. Leumann) and Munich (F. Sommer). Ph.D. 1935 Zürich. Taught at Zürich University: PD from 1942, Titularprofessor from 1950, from 1956 ao. Prof., then ord.…

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MISTELI, Franz

MISTELI, Franz. Aesch, Solothurn 11.3.1841 — Brunnen 6.10.1903. Swiss IE, Indo-Iranian and Classical Scholar. Professor in Basel. Son of Clement Calixt M. and Margaritha Nikola Neumann. After Canton School of Solothurn studies at Zürich, Bonn, Geneva, and Paris. Schoolteacher at gymnasium in St.Gallen in 1865-72 and in Solothurn in 1872-77.…

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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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LEUMANN, Ernst

LEUMANN, Ernst. Berg, Thurgau 11.4.1859 — Freiburg i.B. 24.4.1931. Swiss Indologist and Pioneer of Khotan Saka Studies in Germany. German citizen 1884. Professor in Strassburg and Freiburg. Son of Konrad Leumann, a Swiss country priest, and Maria Schelling, brother of —> Julius L. At Frauenfeld Cantonal School in 1877-78 Fr.…

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KLEINHANS, Edmund

KLEINHANS, Edmund. Meran (now in Italy) 30.11.1870 — Zürich 23.8.1934. Austrian IE Linguist and Musician in Switzerland. Son of a physician, lost early his mother. Studies at Innsbruck (Fr. Solz) and Leipzig (Brugmann). Interrupted studies because of an illness. Divided his time between piano and linguistics. From 1912 living permanently…

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KAEGI, Adolf

KAEGI, Adolf (orig. Kägi). Holderbaum bei Bauma, Ct. Zürich 30.9.1849 — Rüschlikon, Kanton 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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HOFFMANN, Ernst Lothar

HOFFMANN, Ernst Lothar (Lama Anagarika Govinda). Waldheim, Sachsen 14.1.1898 — Mill Valley, California 14.1.1985. German Bauddha. Son of a German father, the owner of a cigar factory, and Bolivian mother, who died when he was three. Became early interested in Buddhism through Schopenhauer. Matriculated in Hannover, in WW I served…

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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 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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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 gis disciple) and PD of Sanskrit…

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