GEHRICH, Georg

GEHRICH, Georg. 18?? — 19??. German Priest interested in Oriental Religions. Pastor in Stellichte (Hannover). Publications: Translated Cumont’s, Pettazzonis and Tiele’s works into German (1895/1909). – “Zur Frage nach dem Alter des Avesta”, Archiv f. Rel.wiss. 1, 1898, 337-360. Sources: Internet is full of references to his translations (one briefly mentioning his position),…

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KOHLBRUGGE, Dina Johanna

KOHLBRUGGE, Dina Johanna (Hanna). Utrecht 25.7.1911 — Utrecht 13.12.1999. Dutch Indologist and Iranian scholar. Gymnasium in Utrecht. Studies of Indology at Utrecht under Gonda. Ph.D. 1938 Utrecht. During the war participated in the resistance movement, during free hours learned Persian and Arabic. After the war further studies in London and…

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KLÍMA, Otakar

KLÍMA, Otakar. Prague 15.11.1908 — Prague 29.11.1988. Czech Iranian Scholar. Research Director in Prague. After school in Prague, in 1927-32 studies of Slavic, Germanic and Oriental languages at Prague, i.al. under Hrozný, Lesný and Rypka, Ph.D. 1931. In 1931-53 taught German at secondary schools (Gymnasium). In 1953-73 Director of the…

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HYDE, Thomas

HYDE, Thomas. Billingsley near Bridgnorth, Shropshire 29.6.1636 — Oxford 18.2.1703. English Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar, a Pioneer of Zoroastrian Studies. Professor in Oxford. Son of Ralph Hyde, vicar of Billingsley, educated at Eton. In the age of 16 began Arabic studies at Cambridge under Wheelock. He also learned Persian…

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HOVELACQUE, Abel

HOVELACQUE, Alexandre Abel. Paris 14.11.1843 — Paris 22.2.1896. French Iranian Scholar, Linguist and Anthropologist. Born of a family active in textile industry in Lille. Studied first law and took comparative grammar as an additional subject under H. Chavée. In 1869-77 editor of the Revue de linguistique. He became interested in anthropology…

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HINZ, Walther

HINZ, Walther. Stuttgart 19.11.1906 — Göttingen 12.4.1992. German Oriental and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Göttingen. Son of a merchant, lost early his parents. Studied first journalism, but soon switched to East European history, Slavistics, Turkish and Persian (under Schaeder and Massé), in 1926-30 at Leipzig, Munich and Paris. Ph.D. 1930…

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HERZFELD, Ernst E.

HERZFELD, Ernst Emil. Celle 23.7.1879 — Basel 21.1.1948. German Archaeologist, later in the U.S.A. Professor in Berlin and Princeton. Son of Joseph H., Prussian military doctor, and Margarethe Rosenthal. After gymnasium in Verden and Berlin and one year military service he studied at Technische Hochschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg, 1903 architect. Then…

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JACKSON, A. V. Williams

JACKSON, Abraham Valentine Williams. New York 9.2.1862 — New York 8.8.1937. U.S. Indo-Iranian scholar. Professor in New York. Son of David S. Jackson, a merchant, educated in New York. From 1879 studies at Columbia College, began with classics and Anglo-Saxon, but soon also took Sanskrit and Iranian (Perry and Hopkins).…

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HARTMAN, Sven Samuel

HARTMAN, Sven Samuel. Högbo, Gävleborgs län 22.6.1917 — 2.4.1988. Swedish Scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Åbo (Turku) and Lund. Son of Carl August H. and Anna Victoria Karlsson. Matriculation from Stockholm in 1937, studies at Uppsala (M.A. 1944, M.Th. 1947, Lic.phil. 1949, Lic.theol. 1953, Th.D. 1954). In Iranian student…

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DARMESTETER, James

DARMESTETER, James. Château-Salins (Meurth, Lorraine) 28.3.1849 — Maisons-Laffitte near Paris 19.10.1894. French Iranian Scholar. Professor in Paris. Son of Calmann D., a Jewish bookbinder, and Rosalie Brandeis, younger brother of the philologist Arsène D. (1846–1888). Educated in Paris, matriculated from Lycée Concordet in 1866. Then studied philology (lic. 1868) and law…

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