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Francis Younghusband

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British explorer, remembered chiefly for his exploits in the Far East and his writings on the subject.

He was born at Murree[?] in India to a British family. In 1886 he made an expedition into Manchuria, and was responsible for discovering the Mustagh Pass[?] as a route between Kashgar and India. In 1902, he explored Tibet, about which very little was known in the western world. He subsequently settled in Kashmir for several years.

Younghusband is also known as the founder of the World Congress of Faiths[?] (1936).

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