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Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

French orientalist

Died when: 73 years 41 days (877 months)
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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