Hungarian archaeologist who uncovered the Silk Road in three expeditions.
He was a professor in India before setting off on his famous journeys.
He found many priceless artifacts during his exploration, including ancient Buddhist arts and tablets inscribed with ancient business deals.
His parents were Jewish, but baptized both him and his brother to increase their chances of success in life.
He was inspired by Sven Hedin 's writings on China to make his own expedition.