SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜSKI, Hermann von

SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜSKI, Hermann von. Munich 13.5.1826 — Munich 19.1. 1882. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Brother of —> Adolf, Emil and Robert S. Studied medicine and science. Ph.D. 1848. In 1849 moved to Berlin, in 1851 in England. PD 1851 Berlin, in physical geography. In 1851 ascended Mount Rosa…

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PYRARD DE LAVAL, François

PYRARD DE LAVAL, François. Laval c. 1578 — Paris c. 1623. French Traveller in Maldives and India. In May 1601 he sailed on Corbin, one of the two ships equiped by the burghers of St.Malo, Laval and Vitre in order to compete with the Dutch E.I.C. Passing St.Helena and the…

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POLO, Marco

POLO, Marco. Venice 1254 (or 1250?) — Venice 1324. Famous Italian (Venetian) Traveller in the Middle Ages, spent many years in China. Born in a wealthy family of nobility, he left Venice in 1271 together with his father Niccolò and uncle Maffeo, who had returned from their earlier commercial visit…

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POLIER, Antoine-Louis-Henri

POLIER, Antoine-Louis-Henri. Lausanne ?.2.1741 — near Avignon 9.2.1795. Swiss Officer and Traveller in India. Son of Jacques H. E. Polier, a French Huguenot naturalized in Switzerland, he got a good education and showed interest in mathematics. Invited by his uncle Paul-Philippe Polier, a General-Major in Indian army, he joined British Indian army…

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PAES, D

PAES, D. 14?? — 15??. Portuguese Merchant in India. In c. 1520 wrote his account, characterized by reliable and exact observations and including important information about Vijayanagara. The manuscript came to Portugal and was used by Barros, but then forgotten. Publications: ed. together with the account of F. Nuniz by…

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ODORICO DI PORDENONE

ODORICO DI PORDENONE. 1265/74/86 — Udine 14.1.1331. Italian Franciscan and Traveller in Asia. From Pordenone in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Wrote a famous account of his journey to China and Central Asia. Started for his journey between 1314/18, together with James of Ireland, and remained several years in the East. By ship…

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NUNIZ, F.

NUNIZ (Nunes), Fernão. 1??? — 15??. Portuguese Merchant in India. In 1535-37 stayed in Vijayanagar and then wrote an account, including a short history of the Vijayanagara Empire. The manuscript came to Portugal and was used by Barros, but then forgotten for many years. Publications: Ed. together with the account…

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NOUETTE, Charles

NOUETTE, Charles. 1869 — Paris 2.5.1910. French Traveller, the photographer of the Pelliot expedition in Central Asia in 1906-09. After the cossack destruction of the 1920s his and Stein’s photographs are the only remaining document of many Dunhuang murals. Sources: *Pelliot, TP 11, 1910, 239; Wikipedia briefly.

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MUNDY, Peter

MUNDY, Peter. Before 1609 — after 1667. British Traveller. From Penryn in Cornwall. In 1611 he became a cabin boy in a merchantman, gradually arose to higher positions. Visited France, Constantinople and Spain. Three times in India in E.I.C.’s service in 1628-34, 1636, 1655. In the 1639-48 in Denmark, Prussia…

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MOORCROFT, William

MOORCROFT, William. Ormskirk, Lancashire 1765 — Andkhui 25.8.1825. British Veterinary Surgeon and Traveller in North-West India. Born as illegitimate son of Ann M., educated in “Liverpool as a surgeon, studied veterinary science in France. Made a fortune by his veterinary practice in London, but lost it over patents. Appointed in…

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