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Alexandra David-Néel (1868 - 1969)

Alexandra David-Néel (born Louise Eugenie Alexandrine Marie David; 1868 - 1969) was a Belgian–French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, opera singer, and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet, when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels, including Magic and Mystery in Tibet. Her teachings influenced many popularisers of Buddhism

Anagārika Govinda (1898-1985)

Anagārika Govinda (born Ernst Lothar Hoffmann, 17 May 1898 – 14 January 1985) was the founder of the order of the Ārya Maitreya Maṇḍala and an expositor of Tibetan Buddhism, Abhidharma, and Buddhist meditation as well as other aspects of Buddhism. Anagārika Govinda wrote several books on a wide variety of Buddhist topics. His most well-known books are on Tibetan Buddhism. He started in Theravāda Buddhism

Walter Evans-Wentz

Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (February 2, 1878 – July 17, 1965) was an American anthropologist and writer who was a pioneer in the study of Tibetan Buddhism, and in transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world, most known for publishing an early English translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1927. Evans-Wentz was a practitioner of the religions he studied & met Tibetan Teachers

Robert Chalmers, (1858-1938)

Robert Chalmers, (18 August 1858 – 17 November 1938) was a British civil servant, and a Pāḷi and Buddhist scholar. Robert Chalmers was appointed Governor of Ceylon, from 18 October 1913 to 4 December 1915. He attended the Pāḷi classes of T. W. Rhys Davids, and became a member of the Pāḷi Text Society. In almost 40 years, he translated more than 2000 Buddhist texts.

Fyodor Shcherbatskoy (1866-1942)

Fyodor Ippolitovich Shcherbatskoy (Stcherbatsky) (1866-1942) - was a Russian and Soviet Orientalist (Buddhist, Indologist and Tibetologist), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1918). F. I. Shcherbatskoy was one of the founders of the Russian school of Buddhology. He translated and published a number of monuments of Sanskrit and Tibetan literature both in Russian and English. His main work in English was Buddhist Logic

T. W. Rhys Davids

Thomas William Rhys Davids (12 May 1843 – 27 December 1922) was an English scholar of the Pāḷi language and founder of the Pāḷi Text Society. He took an active part in founding the British Academy and London School for Oriental Studies. T. W. Rhys Davids was an author of many books & articles on Buddhist teachings. Rhys Davids was Professor of Pāḷi Language.