Ignacy Żagiell

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Ignacy Żagiell (Lithuanian: Ignotas Žagelis) (February 14, 1826, Pavirinčiai, Anykščiai district, Lithuania - 21 June 1891, Warsaw or Vilnius) was a physician, traveler and Polish-language writer, descended from Lithuanian nobility.


Żagiell served as an army physician in Great Britain from 1859, and as a civilian physician in Turkey from 1864.

He travelled in India, Egypt and the Near East.

Notable works[edit]

  • Historja starożytnego Egiptu (History of Ancient Egypt, 1880);
  • Podróż historyczna po Abissynii, Adel, Szoa, Nubii, u źródeł Nilu, z opisaniem jego wodospadów, oraz po krajach podrównikowych; do Mekki i Medyny, Syryi i Palestyny, Konstantynopolu i po Archipelagu (1884; reprint published in 2012; some of the descriptions in this book are probably not authentic).

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