Oltramare, P.

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Paul Oltramare(1854 - 1930)

Paul Oltramare was a Sanskritist and historian of religious ideas of Ancient India. Born in Geneva in 1854 to a protestant family of university scholars, he was a lecturer who held the chair for Latin literature and language and the chair for religions at the University of Geneva. He had studied under Louis Havet and Michel Bréal during the 1870s in Paris where he had published his thesis on L'histoire des idées théosophiques en Inde (The history of theosophical ideas in India) in a Musée Guimet collection. Source: Roland Lardinois, Scholars and Prophets: Sociology of India from France in the 19th-20th Centuries (London: Routledge, 2018), 16.

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