LÓCZY, Lajos

LÓCZY, Lajos. Pozsony (Bratislava) 2.11.1849 — Balatonarács/Balatonfüred 13.5.1920. Hungarian Geologist, Geographer and Traveller in Central Asia and China. In the 1870s participated (like Bálint) in the Széchenyi Expedition. 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. Professor of Geography at Budapest.

Publications: A kinai birodalom természeti viszonyainak és országainak leirása. 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.

Sources: Bethlenfalvy 1980, 23; *Hungarian Wikipedia with photo.

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