Nikolay Przhevalsky

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1839 – 1888

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Who was Nikolay Przhevalsky?

Nikolai Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky April 12 [O.S. 31 March] 1839 – November 1 [O.S. 20 October] 1888, was a Russian geographer and a renowned explorer of Central and Eastern Asia. Although he never reached his ultimate goal, the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet, he traveled through regions then unknown to the West, such as northern Tibet, modern Qinghai and Dzungaria. He contributed significantly to European knowledge of Central Asia and was the first known European to describe the only extant species of wild horse, which is named after him.

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Born
Apr 12, 1839
Smolensk
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
Died
Nov 1, 1888
Karakol

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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