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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SONNERAT, Pierre

SONNERAT, Pierre. Lyon 18.8.1748 — Paris 31.3.1814. French Naval Officer, Naturalist and Traveller in the East. Travels: 1768-71 Madagascar and neighbouring islands, 1772-74 Moluccas and Philippines, 1774-81 India and China. Correspondent of the French Academy. Details of his life, especially of early years, are defective. In his first travel collaborated…

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SHAW, Robert Barkley

SHAW, Robert Barkley. London 12.7.1839 — Mandalay, Burma 15.6.1879. British Traveller in Central Asia, then Civil Servant in Burma. Son of Robert Grant Shaw, “educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, became a tea-planter in Kangra. Travelled in 1868 as a merchant to Eastern Turkestan, reaching Yarkand and Kashgar, Jan.…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT, Robert von

SCHLAGINTWEIT, Robert von. Munich 27.10.1833 — Giessen 6.6.1885. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Brother of —> Adolf, Emil and Hermann S. Studied science. In 1851 ascended Mount Rosa with his brothers. In 1853 followed the example of his brothers launching own scientific study of mountains. In 1854 he…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜSKI, Hermann von

SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜSKI, Hermann von. Munich 13.5.1826 — Munich 19.1. 1882. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Brother of —> Adolf, Emil and Robert S. Studied medicine and science. Ph.D. 1848. In 1849 moved to Berlin, in 1851 in England. PD 1851 Berlin, in physical geography. In 1851 ascended Mount Rosa…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT, Adolf

SCHLAGINTWEIT, Adolf. Munich 9.1.1829 — Kashgar 27.8.1857. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Brother of —> Emil, Hermann and Robert S. Studied science. Ph.D. 1849. Followed his brothers to Berlin and England. In 1851 ascended Mount Rosa with his brothers. In 1854 he followed his brothers to India. Parting…

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