Ferdinand Ossendowski

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Ferdinand Ossendowski
Born Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski
27 May 1876(1876-05-27)
Ludza, Russian Empire
Died 3 January 1945 (68)
Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Occupied Polish Region, Greater German Reich

Ferdinand Antoni Ossendowski (May 27, 1876 - January 3, 1945) was a Polish scientist and explorer who spent long periods of time in northern Asia, including Manchuria, Siberia, Tibet, and Mongolia, and Africa. Ossendowski was notably a member of the anti-Communist counterrevolutionary forces under Aleksandr Kolchak and later Roman von Ungern-Sternberg during the Russian Revolution from 1917 into the 1920s.

Selected Bibliography

Many of Ossendowski's books on his time in Mongolia and later Africa were translated in the 1920s by Lewis Stanton Palen, who also served as the English translator for Christian Swanljung, a fellow counterrevolutionary who likewise fought in Siberia and Central Asia.

on Central Asia

on Africa