Laurence Waddell, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Laurence Waddell

British explorer

Date of Birth: 29-May-1854

Date of Death: 19-Sep-1938

Profession: writer, explorer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Laurence Waddell

  • Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell, CB, CIE, F.L.S., L.L.D, M.Ch., I.M.S.
  • RAI, F.R.A.S (1854–1938) was a British explorer, Professor of Tibetan, Professor of Chemistry and Pathology, Indian Army surgeon, collector in Tibet, and amateur archaeologist.
  • Waddell also studied Sumerian and Sanskrit; he made various translations of seals and other inscriptions.
  • His reputation as an Assyriologist gained little to no academic recognition and his books on the history of civilization have caused controversy.
  • Some of his book publications however were popular with the public, and he is regarded by some today to have been a real-life precursor of the fictional character Indiana Jones.

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