STEIN, Mark Aurel

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

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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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SKRINE, Francis Henry Bennett

SKRINE, Francis Henry Bennett. 1847 — 1933. British Civil Servant in India. “Son of Captain Clarmont Skrine retired officer in Wimbledon], educated at Blackheath School; entered the I.C.S. 1868. Collector of Customs, Calcutta, 1895; Commissioner of Chittagong Division, 1896; retired 1897.” In Central Asia with E. D. Ross. Married, at least…

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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-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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TURNER, Samuel

TURNER, Samuel. Gloucestershire 19.4.1759 (hardly 1749) — London 2.1.1802. British Civil Servant in India, a Traveller and Diplomat. “Connected with Warren Hastings; entered the military service of the E.I.Co., 1780, and was Captain in 1799. Was sent by Warren Hastings on an embassy to Tibet, from Jan. 1783 to March…

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TREBECK, George

TREBECK, George. Middlesex 1800 — Shah Merdon, Afghanistan 1825. British Traveller in Central Asia. Son of Charles Tr. In 1815 arrived at Calcutta and in 1819 became Moorcroft’s assistant on his travels in tn Kashmir and Afghanistan. Died a few days after Moorcroft. Publications: With W. Moorcroft: Travels in the…

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THÉVENOT, Jean de

THÉVENOT, Jean de. Paris 16.6.1633 — Mianeh, Persia 28.11.1667. French Traveller in Persia and India. Nephew of Melchisédek Th. (1620–1692), librarian and Oriental scholar. First several travels in Europe (1652-55), Levant (1655-59) and Persia (1663-66). In January 1666 came by sea from Persia to Surat, from there went to Ahmedabad…

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TERRY, Edward

TERRY, Edward. Kent 1590 — 8.10.1660. Rev. British Traveller in India. After school in Rochester studied from 1608 at Oxford, Christ Church: B.A. 1611, M.A. 1614. In 1616 Sir Thomas Roe asked for a new chaplain after the death of John Hall and Terry took the offer. In 1617 he…

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TAVERNIER, Jean Baptiste

TAVERNIER, Jean Baptiste (1669 baron d’Aubonne). Paris 1605 — Moscow 1689. French Jeweller and Traveller in India. Son of Gabriel T., a Huguenot merchant and geographer. Early travels in England, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy and Hungary. Also worked as guide and translator as he had learned several European languages. He…

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