LUDOVICI, Leopold

LUDOVICI, Leopold. Matara 11.4.1833 — 1???. Sri Lankan (with Dutch background) Journalist. Son of Johan Hendrik L. and Sophia Vilhelmina Veenekam. Worked in Ceylon Survey Department, later journalist, editor and finally proprietor of the Ceylon Examiner. Married 1859 Henrietta Ernst.

Publications: Rice cultivation its past history and present condition; with suggestions for its improvement. 187 p. Colombo 1867.

– Lapidarium Zeylanicum, being a collection of monumental inscriptions of the Dutch churches and churchyards of Ceylon. 5+20 p. 98 pl. Colombo 1877.

– “Translation of certain Documents, Family and Historical, found in the possession of the Descendants of Mons. N. de Lanerolle, French Envoy to the Court of Kandy”, JRAS-CB4:15, 1870-71, 149-167; “The Sports and Games of the Sinhalese”, JRAS-CB5:16, 1873, 17-41, 5 pl.

Sources: Ludovici genealogy in Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union 36 & 45 (in https://thedutchburgherunion.org/genealogy/ancestry-l/JDBU%201967%20Vol%2057%20No%201-4%20p33-46%20-%20Ludovici%20Ancestry%281%29.pdf).

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