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Niebuhr, Carstenlocked

(b Lüdingworth, Hannover, March 17, 1733; d Meldorf, April 26, 1815).
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German traveller and scholar. The son of a small farmer, in 1760 he was invited to join the Arabian expedition of Frederick V of Denmark as surveyor and geographer, and in January 1761 a team set sail which included the philologist F. C. von Haven (...

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Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 56 vols (Leipzig, 1875–1912)