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Engelbert Kaempfer (1651–1716)

Kaempfer, Engelbert. A German physician and historian; born at Lemgo, Westphalia, in 1651; died there, Nov. 2, 1716. As secretary of legation in the Swedish diplomatic service he visited Russia and Tartary; and later, having joined the Dutch East India Company, visited Arabia, Siam, and Japan. The results of his investigations are given in his accurate and reliable ‘History of Japan and Siam,’ published in English (1727), and afterwards in Latin, Dutch, French, and German.