Johann Gottfried Wetzstein

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Johann Gottfried Wetzstein in 1884
Tales of Arabian Nights from the collection of Johann Gottfried Wetzstein, Syrian, 18th century CE Tales of Arabian Nights from the collection of Johann Gottfried Wetzstein, Syrian, 18th century CE.jpg
Tales of Arabian Nights from the collection of Johann Gottfried Wetzstein, Syrian, 18th century CE

Dr. Johann Gottfried Wetzstein (19 February 1815 – 18 January 1905) was an Orientalist and a Prussian diplomat. He was the Prussian consul in Damascus, Syria, Ottoman Empire, and he was an Orientalist academic. He was consul from 1848 to 1862. [1]

He interceded on behalf of the Syrian Christians in 1860.

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