Bell Album 9 - Tibet

Name: 13th Dalai Lama
Date of birth: 1876
Date of death: 1933
Biography: Thubten Gyatso - Temporal and spiritual ruler of Tibet
Description: The Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobzang Thubten Gyatso, was born in 1876. He was the son of peasants who lived in Langdun, a district of Takpo (or Dagpo), in Southern Tibet. He was recognised as the reincarnation of the 12th Dalai Lama in 1877 and... more
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Name: 9th Panchen Lama
Date of birth: 1883
Date of death: 1937
Biography: Thubten Choekyi Nyima - Tibetan spiritual leader
Description: Thubten Choekyi Nyima was the 9th Panchen Lama and head of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, southern Tibet. In the early years of the 20th century, the Panchen Lama was courted by the British Indian government. Having been rebuffed by the Dalai La... more
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Name: Bell, Charles Alfred
Date of birth: 1870-10-31
Date of death: 1945-03-08
Biography: Diplomat and Tibetologist
Description: Charles Alfred Bell was born in Calcutta, India, on 31 October 1870 to Henry and Anne Bell. As one of six children he would eventually follow in his father's footsteps and take up a post in the Indian Civil Service (ICS). Bell first studied at Winche... more
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