Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron


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A French scholar and traveller in India between 1754 and 1761. His Latin translation of the Upaniṣads (in fact a commentary based on a 17th-century Persian version of 52 Upaniṣads by Dārā Shukōh, entitled Oupnek'hat, and published in 1802, was the source of Arthur Schopenhauer's knowledge of these texts. From the same Persian source, Anquetil du Perron had published an earlier translation of just four Upaniṣads in 1786.

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