Coeurdoux

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  • However, some converted to Christianity and their secret was revealed by a French Catholic priest, Father Coeurdoux.
  • Gaston Coeurdoux and others made observations of the same type.
  • Coeurdoux is best known today as an Indologist.
  • Coeurdoux made a thorough comparison of Sanskrit, Latin and Greek conjugations in the late 1760s to suggest a relationship between them.
  • In 1742, another Frenchman, Father Coeurdoux also supplied details of the chintz making process, while he was trying to convert the Indians to Catholicism.
  • And, for being, one of the first Orientalist to remark upon the close relationship between Indian and European languages - others were William Jones, Gaston-Laurent Coeurdoux, and more.
  • It was only recently, thanks to the work of J.J. Godfrey and Sylvia Murr (see Bibliography), that Coeurdoux's role in the discovery of the relationship between Sanskrit and the ancient languages of Europe was re-established.
  • From Father Coeurdoux the French Academicians learned the common origin of the Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin languages; to the initiative of Nobili and to the endeavours of his followers in the same line is due the first disclosure of a new intellectual world in India.
  • Finally, in a memoir sent to the French Academy of Sciences in 1767 Gaston-Laurent Coeurdoux, a French Jesuit who spent all his life in India, had specifically demonstrated the existing analogy between Sanskrit and European languages.
  • Coeurdoux entered the novitiate of the Jesuits in 1715, was ordained in 1725 and made his final religious profession as a Jesuit in 1731, at Orleans.
  • Gaston-Laurent Coeurdoux (1691-1779) sent in 1767 a Memoire to the Academy of Sciences (France) in which he demonstrated the similarity between the Sanskrit, the Latin, the Greek and even the German and Russian languages.
  • Coeurdoux first studied Telugu, a major language of the Dravidian group, so as to work in the region of present Andhra Pradesh, in particular Krishnapuram, Bukkapuram, and Darmavaram Madigubba (1736 to 1737).