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Tomb of Dr Gottlieb William Leitner 1840 to 1899

A Grade II Listed Building in Woking, Surrey

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391041

English Heritage Legacy ID: 492729

Location: Woking, Surrey, GU24

County: Surrey

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

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Description


71/0/10025 Tomb of Dr Gottlieb William Leitner (1
23-JUL-04 840-1899), Brookwood Cemetery

GV II
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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