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List of famous male orientalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male orientalists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being orientalists. There are thousand of males working as orientalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic orientalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a orientalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list has everything from Solomon Leon Skoss to William Ouseley.

While this isn't a list of all male orientalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male orientalists?" and "Who are the best male orientalists?"

Raphael Patai (Hebrew רפאל פטאי; November 22, 1910 − July 20, 1996), born Ervin György Patai, was a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, Orientalist and anthropologist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Sir Edward Denison Ross (6 June 1871 – 20 September 1940) was an orientalist and linguist, specializing in languages of the Far East. He could read 49 languages, and speak 30 of them. He was director of the British Information Bureau for the Near East. Along with Eileen Power, he wrote and edited a 26-volume series published by George Routledge & Sons, The Broadway Travellers. The series included the diary of the 17th century naval chaplain Henry Teonge. In 1934 Edward Denison Ross attended Ferdowsi Millenary Celebration in Tehran. Ross joined the staff of the British Museum in 1914, appointed to catalogue the collections of Sir Aurel Stein.He was the first director of the University of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1871-1940)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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William Ouseley

Sir William Ouseley HFRSE FSAScot (1767 – September, 1842), was a British orientalist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1767-1842)

Birthplace: Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Haafner lived in India and Sri Lanka for more than thirteen years (1773-1786). He wrote five travel accounts in Dutch about his stay there. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 55 (1754-1809)

Birthplace: Halle, Germany