CHRISTOPHER, Willmott

CHRISTOPHER, Willmott. 1??? — Multan, buried 9.10.1848. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant, in 1834-35 participated the British Admiralty Survey of the Maldives, with A. Young remained in there, when the ship returned and spent several weeks in Male. Beside other notes he collected the vocabulary which he then sent…

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PYRARD DE LAVAL, François

PYRARD DE LAVAL, François. Laval c. 1578 — Paris c. 1623. French Traveller in Maldives and India. Son of a trader. In May 1601 he sailed on Corbin one of the two ships equiped by the merchants of St.Malo, Laval and Vitré in order to compete with the Dutch E.I.C. in…

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GEIGER, Wilhelm

GEIGER, Wilhelm Ludwig. Nürnberg 21.7.1856 — Neubiberg near Munich 2.9. 1943. German Iranian Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Munich. Husband of —> M. Geiger. Son of Johannes Leonhard G. (1820–1894), a Lutheran minister, and Emma Paur (1832–1918). Studied classical philology and Oriental languages at Berlin, Bonn and Erlangen…

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