Auguste Barth

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Auguste Barth
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Born (1834-05-22)22 May 1834
Died Paris

Auguste Barth (born in Strasbourg 22 May 1834; died in Paris 15 April 1916) was a French orientalist.


He is best known by his work in connection with the religions of India. His volume, Les religions de l'Inde (Paris, 1879), was translated into English (London, 1882). Mention may also be made of his Inscriptions sanscrites du Cambodge (Sanskrit inscriptions of Cambodia; Paris, 1885) and of numerous monographs and reviews in Journal Asiatique, in Mélusine, and in the Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique. His annual reports on researches into the history of Indian religions, in Revue de l'Histoire des Religions (1880) are especially valuable. He was a member of the French Institute.