Louis de La Vallee Poussin

Francois Obrist Francois.Obrist at BCU.UNIL.CH
Thu Mar 4 13:01:30 UTC 1999

Notice biographique par Marcelle Lalou et Jean Przyluski dans :
Melanges chinois et bouddhiques, 6eme volume, 1938-1939, p. 5-10.
Par Paul Masson-Oursel dans :
Journal asiatique, tome 230, p. 287-289.
Tout de bon


At 10:47 03.03.99 +0000, you wrote:
>I have received the following request from Nicolas de la Vallee Poussin, a
>descendant of Louis, for information about his distingished ancestor. If
>any subscriber to Indology can help him, they can contact him direct by
>email at nlvp at yahoo.com.
>John Smith
>Dr J. D. Smith                *  jds10 at cam.ac.uk
>Faculty of Oriental Studies   *  Tel. 01223 335140 (Switchboard 01223 335106)
>Sidgwick Avenue               *  Fax  01223 335110
>Cambridge CB3 9DA             *  http://bombay.oriental.cam.ac.uk/index.html
>> Louis de La Vallee Poussin, an ancestor of mine, was very well known
>> in the field of Sanskrit translations, as well as Oriental Buddhism
>> and a variety of other related subjects.
>> I am having a lot of trouble finding his biography or resume.  All I
>> have is a list of publications, and even that is incomplete.
>> Would you know where I might go to find more information on him - not
>> just his achievements in his fields of research, but also where he
>> was, whom he taught, who he was taught by, where he lived, marriages,
>> children etc etc so that I can tie it back into the family tree?
>> Many thanks,
>> Nicolas
Francois Obrist
Section de langues et civilisations orientales
Bibliotheque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne
e-mail: Francois.Obrist at BCU.unil.ch

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