LÓCZY, Lajos

LÓCZY, Lajos. Pozsony (Bratislava) 2.11.1849 — Balatonarács/Balatonfüred 13.5.1920. Hungarian Geologist, Geographer and Traveller in Central Asia and China. Son of Sándor L. and Mária Kuhn. After Technische Hochschule, Zürich, worked in Hungarian National Museum. In the 1877-80 participated (like Bálint) in the Széchenyi Expedition. From 1889 Professor of Geography at Budapest. Married Eugenia Faur de Tövis, children. He was the first European to see the remains of Dunhuang in 1879 and to recognise its importance. It was his advice that ultimately brought M. A. Stein there.

Publications: A kinai birodalom természeti viszonyainak és országainak leirása. 14+884 p. Budapest 1886 (Description of the countries of the Chinese Empire); A mennyei birodalom története. 1901 (History of the Celestial Empire).

– “Beobachtungen im östlichen Himalaja”, Földrajzi Közlemények 1907, 95-134; geological publications.

Sources: Benda, Ö.B.L. 5/23, 1971, 267; Bethlenfalvy 1980, 23; *Hungarian Wikipedia with photo.

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