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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Wesdin, Philip

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Carmelite missionary, philologist and Orientalist. Born Hoff, Lower Austria, 1748; died Rome, Italy, 1806. In 1774 he went as missionary to India (Malabar), and was appointed vicar-general of his order and Apostolic visitor. He has contributed much to the study and knowledge of Indian life and literature by his history of the missions in India. Composed an early European grammar of the Sanskrit tongue, using part of Hanxleden's manuscript. Wrote various works bearing on linguistics.

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Entry for 'Wesdin, Philip'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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