MENDOZA, Gumersindo

MENDOZA, Gumersindo. Aculco 1829 — Ciudad de México 1883. Mexican Physician interested in Languages. Dr.med. In 1868 one of the founders of Natural History Society of Mexico. In 1876-83 Curator of National Museum of Archaeology. An enthusiastic layman.

Publications: Estudio comparativo entre el Sanskrito y el Nágüatl. México 1878.

diss. on Otomi language, 1872; on the similarities between Mexican and Sino-Japanese art.

Sources: De Mora in www.indologica.com/volumes/vol15-16/vol15-16_art20_demora.pdf (much too positive); www.bib.uia.mx/tesis/pdf/014508/014508.pdf; French Wikipédia (giving dates as 1829/34–1886).

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