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Julius von Klaproth (1783–1835)

Klaproth, Heinrich Julius von (kläp’rōt). A celebrated German Orientalist; born in Berlin, Oct. 11, 1783; died in Paris, Aug. 20, 1835. He was sent by the Russian government on a mission to Central Asia, and acquired valuable information concerning Oriental languages and customs. Among his numerous works may be noticed: ‘Travels in Caucasus and Georgia’ (1812–14); ‘Geographico-Historical Description of Eastern Caucasus’ (1814); ‘Asia Polyglotto’ (1823–29); ‘Historical View of Asia’ (1824).