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|Schlagintweit-Hermann, Adolf und Robert von|
|Hermann:1826, Adolf:1829, Robert:1833|
|Hermann:1882, Adolf:1857, Robert:1885|
|Germany / München|
|Oriental Studies ; Geography|
|German orientalists, geographers and explorers. Tthe five Schlagintweit brothers, Hermann（1826～82),Adolf（1829～57), Eduard (1831～66), Robert（1833～85) and Emil (1835～1904), were born in Munich, Germany. All five went on to become respected orientalists. Three of the brothers--, Hermann, Adolf and Robert—were active in Central Asian exploration and studied geography under the great scholar Baron Alexander von Humboldt. These brothers had already made a name for themselves in academic achievement and in Alpine climbing before they had even left for Central Asia. In 1857, Hermann and Robert returned back to Germany after their expedition in Kharakhorum and the Kunlun Mountains, and thereafter published several papers on their discoveries . Adolf remained in Central Asia to continue his exploration and was unfortunately killed in Kashgar in August 1857. Hermann and his younger brother Robert were the first Europeans who succeeded in crossing the Kunlun Mountains, and Herman was awarded the title of Sakünlünski for this achievement in 1864.|
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