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Csomade Koros

Csoma de Koros, Alexander, a Transylvanian traveller and philologist, was born in 1784 in the village of Koros, and after studying at Gottingen, started in 1820 on an eastern philological tour, visiting Egypt, Persia, and Tibet. On his arrival in Calcutta, in 1831, he devoted several years to the compilation of his Tibetan and English Dictionary and Tibetan Grammar, and after acting as librarian to the Asiatic Society, died at Darjeeling in 1836. He was indefatigable in his research after all that threw light upon the origin of the Magyar race.