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Klaproth, Heinrich Julius von (1783-1835), traveller and writer on Oriental subjects, was the son of a professor of chemistry at Berlin. Having been sent as interpreter on a Russian embassy to

China, he explored Siberia. After travelling in the Caucasus he returned to Germany in 1812, but spent the rest of his life in Paris, where he was appointed in 1816 professor of Asiatic languages. He published many works in French and German on Oriental philology, Egyptology, etc., and was an accomplished Chinese scholar.