- Category : Travel-Explorer
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
Swedish explorer and map maker who provided the first maps and information about areas in Central Asia, as he led expeditions to and through Persia, Turkestan, Tibet, China and Mongolia. He was the author of more than 30 books, including "Through Asia," 1898 "Overland to India," 1910 and "The Silk Road," 1936.
Hedin died on 26 November 1952, Stockholm, Sweden. The posthumous publication of his "Central Asia Atlas" marked the conclusion of his life’s work.
Hedin never married and had no children, rendering his family line now extinct.