SCHULZ, Friedrich Eduard

SCHULZ, Friedrich (Fritz) Eduard (Christoph Friedrich Ludwig Schulz). Darmstadt 12.7.1799 — Kurdistan, near Başkale fall 1829. German Oriental Scholar and Asian traveller. Son of cavalry officer Hermann Christian S. and Felicie Foerster. Studies at Giessen and Göttingen. Ph.D. 1820 Giessen. In 1822 PD and 1823 ao. Professor of Philosophy at…

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STEIN, Mark Aurel

STEIN, Mark Aurel. Budapest 26.11.1862 — Kabul 26.10.1943. Sir. Hungarian Explorer, Indologist, and Archaeologist living in India (from 1888). British citizen (1904). Born to aged parents (mother 45, father more), M. Nathan Stein and Anna Hirschler. The father was a merchant, uncle Ignaz Hirschler, archaeologist, physician and politician. School in Budapest…

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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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SIMPSON, William

SIMPSON, William. Glasgow 28.10.1823 — London 17.8.1899. British (Scottish) Artist. Of modest origin, became famous as newspaper illustrator. He illustrated Crimean war and travelled in 1859-62 in India preparing sketches (like Daniell). Also visited Ladakh. The book project was a failure and the publisher went bankrupt. Further travels in Russia…

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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 and Martha Barkley. “Educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, became a tea-planter in Kangra. Travelled in 1868 as a merchant to Eastern Turkestan, reaching Yarkand…

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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. Son of oculist Joseph Schl. and Rosalia Seidl, 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…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜNSKI, Hermann von

SCHLAGINTWEIT-SAKÜNLÜNSKI, Hermann von. Munich 13.5.1826 — Munich 19.1. 1882. German Traveller in India and Central Asia. Son of oculist Joseph Schl. and Rosalia Seidl, 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,…

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SCHLAGINTWEIT, Adolf

SCHLAGINTWEIT, Adolf. Munich 9.1.1829 — Kashgar 27.8.1857. German Natural Scientist and Traveller in India and Central Asia. Son of oculist Joseph Schl. and Rosalia Seidl, brother of —> Emil, Hermann and Robert S. Studied science. Dr.med. 1849 Landshut, PD 1850 Munich. Followed his brothers to Berlin and England. In 1851…

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SASSETTI, Filippo

SASSETTI, Filippo. Florence 26/28.9.1540 — Goa 3.9.1588. Italian Traveller. Son of a wealthy merchant, he studied at Pisa 1568-73 and thus knew Latin and Greek. In 1578 he went to Spain and Poetugal and then 1583 to India as an agent of Florentine spice syndicate. On way to India also…

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WOOD, Mark

WOOD, Mark. Perth, Scotland 1747 — London 6.2.1829. Sir (Bart.). British (Scottish) Military Engineer and Traveller in India. Son of Alexander Wood. Cadet 1770, in 1772 joined Bengal Engineers, his two brothers were also in E.I.C.’s military service. Surveyor-General 1787, Chief Engineer in Bengal 1790, retired as Colonel and returned…

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