FAVRE, Pierre Étienne Lazare. Janville (Eure-et-Loir) 12.2.1812 — Paris 17.3.1887. Abbé. French Missionary and South-East Asian (Malay) Scholar. Ordained 1838 in Orléans, 1842 joined Missions étrangères in Paris. In 1845-50 worked in Malacca, then in South America. Because of illness returned to France in 1854, 1855-57 again in Penang collaborating with Bigandet. Then vicar in Orléans and in 1864-87 Professor of Malay at É.L.O.V. in Paris (taught there from 1860). Died after long illness. Teacher of the Malay scholar Aristide Marre.
Publications: An Account of the Wild Tribes Inhabiting the Malayan Peninsula, Sumatra and a few Neighbouring Islands, with a Journey in Johore and a Journey in Menangkabaw States of the Malayan Peninsula. 189 p. Paris 1865.
– “Notice sur un curieux rapporté de l’Inde”, Congrès provincial des orientalistes. Compte-rendu de la troisième session. Lyon 1878. Lyon 1878, 222-231.
– Grammars and dictionaries of Malay and Javanese.
Sources: Ch. Schefer, TP 1, 1890, 72-74; https://lettresdemalaisie.com/2018/12/10/pierre-favre-un-beauceron-extraordinaire-1/ with photo; French Wikipédia.
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