Denis Sinor, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Denis Sinor

American academic

Date of Birth: 17-Apr-1916

Place of Birth: Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County

Date of Death: 12-Jan-2011

Profession: historian, orientalist, philologist, linguist

Nationality: Hungary, United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Denis Sinor

  • Denis Sinor (born Dénes Zsinór, April 17, 1916 in Kolozsvár (Austria-Hungary, now Cluj-Napoca, Romania) – January 12, 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana) was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Central Asian Studies at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University and a tenured lecturer at Cambridge University between 1948 and 1962, and was one of the world's leading scholars for the history of Central Asia.
  • Under his directorship, the Central Asian Studies at Indiana University became one of the world's foremost centers for Central Asian history, languages and linguistics.
  • He grew up in Hungary and Switzerland and went to university in Budapest.
  • During the Second World War, he was a member of the French resistance, served in the French army, and became a French citizen.
  • Sinor wrote eight books and edited an additional thirteen.
  • He authored more than 160 articles in several languages such as English, German, French, Hungarian, Russian and many other, more than 150 book reviews, and also contributed to Encyclopædia Britannica.
  • Sinor served as editor of the Journal of Asian History, starting with the publication's inception in 1967.

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