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Alain Daniélou was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism.
Born: October 4, 1907, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: January 27, 1994, Lonay
Film music credits: India: Matri Bhumi
Parents: Charles Daniélou, Madeleine Clamorgan
Siblings: Jean Daniélou

Alain Daniélou was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism. He and his partner, Swiss photographer Raymond Burnier, whom he met in the early '30s, first went to India as part of an adventure trip, and they were fascinated with the art and culture of the nation. Daniélou and Burnier were among the first Westerners to visit India's famed erotic temples in the village of Khajuraho and Burnier's stunning photographs of the ancient temple complex launched the site internationally. Raymond Burnier was married to Radha Burnier, the General Secretary of the Indian Section of the Society between 1960 and 1978. In Europe once more after nearly 20 years in India, Alain Daniélou found a large 11-hectare property for his friend, at Colle Labirinto, Zagarolo, where Burnier came to live in 1958 after his divorce. Mrs. Burnier went on to become the international chairman of the Theosophical Society. Raymond Burnier died at Zagarolo in 1968 and is buried in the village cemetery. Daniélou inherited part of his estate and extended his own property, which he transferred to the Swiss foundation he had just created, giving it his friend’s Indian name.
Together from (around) 1930 to 1968: 38 years.
Alain Daniélou (October 4, 1907 – January 27, 1994)
Raymond Burnier (1912-1968)

Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, author and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.
Born: January 8, 1941, Stoneygate, Leicester, United Kingdom
Died: October 4, 1989, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Height: 1.88 m
Partner: David Sherlock (1966–1989)
Books: A Liar's Autobiography, The Pythons, more
Lived: 89 Southwood Lane, N6
Studied: University of Cambridge
King Edward VII School, Melton Mowbray
Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Buried: in Wales during a fireworks display on New Years Day, 2000

Graham Chapman (1941–1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, “Holy Grail” and “Life of Brian.” Chapman was openly homosexual and a strong supporter of gay rights, and was in a relationship with David Sherlock for most of his adult life. Chapman died of tonsil and spinal cancer on October 4, 1989, on the eve of Monty Python's 20th anniversary, and his life and legacy were commemorated at a private memorial service at St Bartholomew's with the other Pythons. Graham Chapman lived with his partner David Sherlock at 89 Southwood Lane, N6, from the late 1960s until his death in 1989. Ten years after Chapman's death, his ashes were first rumoured to have been "blasted into the skies in a rocket" with assistance from the Dangerous Sports Club. In a second rumour, Chapman's ashes had been scattered on Snowdon, North Wales. Since Chapman's death, subsequent gatherings of the Pythons have included an urn said to contain Chapman's ashes. At the 1998 Aspen Comedy Arts festival, the urn was "accidentally" knocked over by Terry Gilliam, spilling the "ashes" on-stage. The apparently cremated remains were then removed with a dust-buster. Idle recalled meeting Sherlock saying "I wish he [Chapman] was here now" and Sherlock replied "Oh, but he is. He's in my pocket!"

Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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