Simon, Walter

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Simon, Walter Gender: M
Ernst Julius Walter Simon
born on 10 June 1893 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°58' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°21 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°47'


German sinologist, teacher and librarian who made great contributions to historical Chinese phonology and Sino-Tibetan linguistics. As a sinologist, he had a Chinese name, Ximen Huade (西門華德, Xīmén Huádé).

He lived in Berlin until he fled from the Nazis to London in 1934, where he spent the rest of his life except for brief periods as a visiting professor in various countries. He taught Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London from 1947 to 1960.

He died on 22 February 1981, aged 87, in London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Fled from Nazi Berlin to London)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist (Sinologist)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Sino-Tibetan)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages