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Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

French orientalist

Died when: 73 years 41 days
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (7 December 1731 – 17 January 1805) was the first professional French Indologist. He conceived the institutional framework for the new profession. He inspired the founding of the École française d'Extrême-Orient a century after his death. The library of the Institut français de Pondichéry is named after him.
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