- Category : 1893-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 2
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.