CAPUS, Guillaume

CAPUS, Guillaume. Esch-sur-Alzette 25.8.1857 — Boulogne-sur-Seine 27.4.1931. Luxemburgian Scientist and Explorer in France (naturalized 1882). Worked in Musée d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. Dr.-ès-sciences 1879. Travelled as Bonvalot’s assistant in Caucasus and Russian Central Asia (1882) and in Iran, Afghanistan, Pamir and Kashmir (1886-87), later in Balkan (1894). In 1897-1907 in French Indochina as director of agriculture and commerce. Back in France taught at École coloniale and Institut d’agnonomie coloniale.

Publications: “Vocabulaires des langues pré-pamiriennes”, Bull. de la Soc. d’Anthropologie de Paris 12, 1889, 203-2??; “Le Kafiristan et les Kafirs Siahpouches”, Revue scientifique 43, 1889, 1-8, 237-241 & 44, 424-432; “Kâfirs-Siahpouches”, Bull. de la Soc. d’Anthropologie de Paris vol. 4, sér. 1:2, 1890, 251-272.

Le Toit du monde (Pamir). 15+289 p. P. 1890.

A Travers le royaume de Tamerlan. Voyage dans la Sibérie occidentale, le Turkestan, la Boukharie, aux bords de l’Amou-Daria, à Khiva et dans l’Oust-Ourt. 16+434 p. P. 1892.

Further travel books, etc.

Sources: *L’Anthropologie 1932, 190-193; A. Chevalier, Annales de Géographie 40, 1931, 438f.; French Wikipédia with photo.

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