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Younghusband, Francis Edward, Sir

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Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Military Officer

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1863- Born on May 31; birth of a British explorer and military officer

 

1882 -He joined the army and traveled extensively through northern India and Tibet searching for trade routes.

-His explorations of these areas and of china added greatly to the existing geographical knowledge.

 

1904 -Lord Curzon, viceroy of India; sent Younghusband with a military expedition to Lhasa, Tibet, where he forced the Dalailama, Tibet's leader; to sign a trade treaty.

-Younghusband later surveyed the Brahmaputra and sutlej rivers.

 

1942- Died on July 31


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