MODAVE, Louis Laurent de Féderbe, Count de (Fayd’herbe de Maudave)

MODAVE, Louis Laurent de Féderbe, Count de (Fayd’herbe de Maudave).Château du Fayet, Barraux (Isère) 22.6.1725 — Masulipatam 22.12.1777. French Nobleman, Officer and Traveller. Son of colonel Jean Charles Nicolas F., C. de M. and Marie Thérèse Maniquet du Fayet. As young officer participated in many European wars. Came to India as adjutant…

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METHWOLD (Methold), William

METHWOLD (Method), William. Baptized South Pickenham near Swaffham, Norfolk 1590 — Kensington 5.3.1653. British Merchant and Traveller in India. Son of Thomas M. and Susanna Hogan. Aged 16 he was apprenticed to a merchant, served four years in London and five in Middelburg, the Netherlands. In 1615 accepted as Persian linguist in…

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MANTEGAZZA, Paolo

MANTEGAZZA, Paolo. Monza 31.10.1831 — San Terenzo 28.8.1910. Italian Physician, Author and Traveller, also a Darwinian Anthropologist. Studies at Pisa and Milano. Worked as physician in Milano, the Professor of Pathology at Pavia, from 1870 Professor of Anthropology at Florence, finally member of the Italian Senate. He visited South America…

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MACGREGOR, Charles Metcalfe

MACGREGOR, Charles Metcalfe. Agra 12.8.1840 — Cairo 5.2.1887. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer, Geographer and Explorer in India. Son of Major Robert Guthrie M. Educated at Marlborough College. At the age of 16 joined Indian army and had immediately to fight the 1857 uprising. Further military service in China, Bhutan and…

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LE GOUZ DE LA BOULLAYE, François

LE GOUZ DE LA BOULLAYE, François. Baugé, Anjou 1623 (or 1610?) — Isfahan 1668. French Traveller. Born in a family of English origin, he served in the French troops of Charles I. Back in France in 1644 he soon left via Constantinople to Persia, posing himself as Ibrāhīm Bey. He continued…

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LANDON, Perceval

LANDON, Perceval.Hastings 29.3.1869 — 23.7.1927. British Author, Traveller and Journalist. Son of Rev. Edward Henry L., of Huguenot descent, and Caroline Perceval. From 1888 studies at Hertford College, Oxford, graduated 1892. Called to the bar from Inner Temple. In 1899-1900 war correspondent of The Times in South African war, then started with…

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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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