Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon

Portrait of Marie   de Ujfalvy-Bourdon

Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon (18 Jan. 1842, Chartres, France — 31 Aug. 1904, Firenze, Italy), and her spouse Károly Jenő Ujfalvy de Mezőkövesd, also known as Charles Eugene de Ujfalvy (1) (16 May 1842, Székelykövesd/​Cuieşd, Transylvania – 31 Jan. 1904, Firenze, Italy) were pioneer travelers who traveled extensively in Central Asia, Kashmir and the Himalayas. 

While her husband was a noted Austro-Hungarian ethnographist and linguist, Marie de Ujfalvy took part in many of his expeditions, and was one of the first women travelers of the 19th century who published several accounts of their journeys, for instance De Paris à Samarkand, le Ferghanah, le Kouldja et la Sibérie occidentale : impressions de voyage d’une Parisienne (Hachette et Cie, 1880). email hidden; JavaScript is required.

(1) According to Marie herself, this Hungarian surname is to be pronounced Ouifalvi’ (French transcription, English should be Wefalvy’, and comes from Magyar Uj’, new, novel, and falvy’ from falu’, village.

Ujfalvy-Bourdon_Marie.jpg#asset:4435Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon in 1878 (drawing F. Boniat)