Pyotr Kozlov

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Birthday
3, 1863
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 26, 1935 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1863
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 26, 1935 (71)

About

Russian explorer of Mongolia, Tibet, and the Gobi Desert. In the early 1900s, he uncovered the lost Tangut city of Khara-Khoto.

Before Fame

His parents wanted him to enter the military, but he instead began traveling with explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky.

Trivia

His discovery of Khara-Khoto's ruins yielded hundreds of books.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth V. Kozlova, who accompanied him on his last expedition and published many of his papers.

Associated With

He met with the Dalai Lama during his travels through Tibet.