GUIMET, Émile-Étienne

GUIMET, Émile-Étienne. Lyon 2.7.1836 — Fleurieu-sur-Saône 12.10.1918. French Industrialist, Traveller and Collectioner, the Founder of Musée Guimet. Son of Jean-Baptiste G., chemist and founder of the family industry, and Zélie (Rosalie) Bidault, a paintress and musician. In early years he concentrated on art and music, but in 1871 inherited the…

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FRASER, James Baillie

FRASER, James Baillie. Edinburgh 11.6.1783 — Reelig (Moniack) near Inverness 23.1.1856. 15th Laird of Reelig. British (Scottish) Artist and Traveller. Son of Edward Satchell Fr., grandson of James Fraser. Educated at hime and in Edinburgh. In 1799-1811 in Guyana in care of the family’s sugar and cotton plantations. In 1813…

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EFREMOV, Filipp Sergeevič

EFREMOV, Filipp Sergeevič. 1750 — after 1811. Russian Traveller. From Vjatka. He was Sergeant of Russian army, taken prisoner by a band of Cossacks and sold as slave in Bukhara in 1774. Having succefully escaped two years later he travelled through Kashgar and Ladakh to Kashmir and via Delhi to…

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DANIBEGOV, Rafail

DANIBEGOV, Rafail (Rap‘iel Danibegašvili). 1775 — 18??. Georgian Traveller. Son of Osefa (Joseph) D. A wealthy merchant in Tbilisi, he made two journeys to India, in 1795–98 and 1799–1813, in the first time carrying the presents of King Heraclius II of Georgia to Iakov Shahamirian of Madras, the second time…

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CORSALI, Andrea

CORSALI, Andrea. Florence 29.6.1487 — 15??. Italian Traveller. Son of Giovanni C., had good education. In the service of de Medicis he went to India in a Portuguese ship in 1515 and sent to Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici two letters describing the lands and people. First in Goa, visited…

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UHTOMSKIJ, Esper Esperovič,

UHTOMSKIJ, Esper Esperovič, Prince. Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) 26.8.1861 — Detskoe Selo 26.11.1921. Russian Scholar, Collector, Traveller, Political Thinker, Entrepreneur and Publisher. Son of Esper Alekseevič U., a naval officer. Studies of philosophy and Slavonic at St.Petersburg, graduated 1884. Entered the Ministry of Interior Department of Foreign Creeds, now studied Buddhism…

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SILVERSTONE, Marilyn

SILVERSTONE, Marilyn (Bhikshuni Ngawang Chödrön). London 9.3.1929 — near Kathmandu 28.9.1999. U.S. Photojournalist and Buddhist Nun. Daughter of Murray Silverstone, a film director and the son of Polish immigrant to the U.S.A., for a while working in London. Grew up in Scarsdale NY, graduated from Wellesley College. From 1955 worked…

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PITTMAN, Richard Saunders

PITTMAN, Richard Saunders. Streator, Ill. 19.2.1915 — Waxhaw, Union NC 21.8.1998. U.S. Linguist and Dravidologist. Son of Edwin John P. Graduated 1936. In 1940-50 lived in Tetelcingo, Mexico, but also continued his studies in the U.S.A. M.A. 1948 and Ph.D. 1953 at University of Pennsylvania, in Linguistics. From 1952 lived…

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LANDOR, Arthur Henry Savage

LANDOR, Arthur Henry Savage. Florence 1865 — Florence 26.12.1924. British Traveller. Son of Charles Savage L. and grandson of the poet Walter S.L., he spent his childhood in Florence, studied art in Paris and as a painter travelled around the world. In 1897 he made an attempt to go to…

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SCHULZ, Friedrich Eduard

SCHULZ, Friedrich Eduard. Darmstadt 12.7.1799 — Kurdistan, near Başkale fall 1829. German Oriental Scholar and Asian traveller. Studies at Giessen and Göttingen. In 1822 PD and 1823 Professor Professor of Philosophy at Giessen. Now further studies in Paris under Silvestre de Sacy. From 1826 travelled in Iran and Turkey, i.…

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