Schlagintweit Brothers

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Schlagintweit Brothers


German geographers and mountaineers.

Adolf Schlagintweit was born on Jan. 9, 1829, in Munich. He was executed on Aug. 26,1857, in Kashgar, China.

Hermann Schlagintweit was born on May 13,1826, in Munich and died there on Jan. 19,1882.

Robert Schlagintweit was born on Oct. 27, 1833, in Munich and died on June 6,1885, in Giessen.

From 1854 to 1857, on the initiative of A. von Humboldt and with the backing of the Prussian government and the British East India Company, the Schlagintweit brothers traveled about India and Central Asia, exploring the Deccan Plateau, the Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Kunluns, Sinkiang, and the Tibetan Highlands. Before 1853, Adolf and Hermann also explored the Alps. In 1868 and in 1880, Robert climbed mountains in the USA.


Reisen in Indien und Hochasien, vols. 1–4. Jena, 1869–80.
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