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Latitude: 51.3005 / 51°18'1"N
Longitude: -0.6287 / 0°37'43"W
OS Eastings: 495698
OS Northings: 156602
OS Grid: SU956566
Mapcode National: GBR FBP.HVD
Mapcode Global: VHFV7.1KZW
Plus Code: 9C3X892C+6G
Entry Name: Tomb of Dr Gottlieb William Leitner 1840 to 1899
Listing Date: 23 July 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391041
English Heritage Legacy ID: 492729
Location: Woking, Surrey, GU24
Electoral Ward/Division: Heathlands
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Woking St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
71/0/10025 Tomb of Dr Gottlieb William Leitner (1
23-JUL-04 840-1899), Brookwood Cemetery
Memorial to Dr Gottlieb William Leitner (1840-1899). Carrara bust within a pink granite surround. Mason unknown. Leitner's bewhiskered bust is set within a curved niche: around it, in raised letters, is the inscription THE LEARNED ARE HONOURED IN THEIR WORK.
HISTORY: Leitner, born in Budapest, was a modern linguist specialising in oriental languages. Sometine professor at King's College London, he founded numerous establishments of learning in the Indian sub-continent, including Lahore University. He founded the Oriental Institute at Woking as a place of learning these languages for colonial administrators: as a result, Britain's first mosque was opened in Woking. Listed for its sculptural exuberance and as an interesting reflection of late imperial cosmopolitanism.
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