Filippo Sassetti (1540–1588) was a traveller and merchant from a long-established Florentine mercantile family, who was born in Florence in 1540. Though his father had sold family interests and he had to commence as a clerk in a merchant business, Sassetti enrolled in 1568 at the University of Pisa and was imbued with a humanist education; he was proficient in botany, geography, astronomy and cosmography and was curious about philology and the classical languages.

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  • Filippo Sassetti fue un comerciante que nació en 1540 en Florencia, Italia. Se destacó por sus viajes al subcontinente indio y por haber sido uno de los primeros europeos en estudiar el antiguo idioma indio, el sánscrito, y su relación con el italiano. En una carta escrita en el año 1585 notó algunas semejanzas entre ambos idiomas, como por ejemplo deva/dio: "Dios", sarpa/serpe: "serpiente", sapta/sette: "siete", ashta/otto: "ocho" y nava/nove: "nueve". Este análisis lo convierte en el precursor del posterior descubrimiento de la familia de lenguas indoeuropeas. Murió en Goa, India, en 1588. (es)
  • Filippo Sassetti (* 1540 in Florenz; † 1588 in Goa, Indien) war ein florentinischer Kaufmann, Sprachforscher und Reisender. (de)
  • Filippo Sassetti né en 1540 et décédé en 1588 était un marchand et érudit italien. Il est considéré comme l'un des pionniers du comparatisme linguistique et l'un des premiers sanskritistes européens. (fr)
  • Filippo Sassetti (1540–1588) was a traveller and merchant from a long-established Florentine mercantile family, who was born in Florence in 1540. Though his father had sold family interests and he had to commence as a clerk in a merchant business, Sassetti enrolled in 1568 at the University of Pisa and was imbued with a humanist education; he was proficient in botany, geography, astronomy and cosmography and was curious about philology and the classical languages. Settling in Lisbon in 1578-82, he travelled to the Indian subcontinent, reaching Cochin in November 1583, and remained in Cochin and Goa and the Malabar coast that joins the two, until his death. He is known to posterity from the thirty-two detailed letters he sent home to members of the Florentine patriciate and the Grand Duke of Tuscany; they were not published until centuries after his death. Sassetti, an attentive observer of people and customs, was among the first European observers to study the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit. Writing privately to fellow Florentine Bernardo Davanzati in 1585, he noted some word similarities between Sanskrit and Italian (e.g. deva/dio 'God', sarpa/serpe 'snake', sapta/sette 'seven', ashta/otto 'eight', nava/nove 'nine'). This unpublished observation is today credited to have foreshadowed the later discovery of the Indo-European language family. Sassetti died in Goa, India in 1588. (en)
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  • Filippo Sassetti fue un comerciante que nació en 1540 en Florencia, Italia. Se destacó por sus viajes al subcontinente indio y por haber sido uno de los primeros europeos en estudiar el antiguo idioma indio, el sánscrito, y su relación con el italiano. En una carta escrita en el año 1585 notó algunas semejanzas entre ambos idiomas, como por ejemplo deva/dio: "Dios", sarpa/serpe: "serpiente", sapta/sette: "siete", ashta/otto: "ocho" y nava/nove: "nueve". Este análisis lo convierte en el precursor del posterior descubrimiento de la familia de lenguas indoeuropeas. Murió en Goa, India, en 1588. (es)
  • Filippo Sassetti (* 1540 in Florenz; † 1588 in Goa, Indien) war ein florentinischer Kaufmann, Sprachforscher und Reisender. (de)
  • Filippo Sassetti né en 1540 et décédé en 1588 était un marchand et érudit italien. Il est considéré comme l'un des pionniers du comparatisme linguistique et l'un des premiers sanskritistes européens. (fr)
  • Filippo Sassetti (1540–1588) was a traveller and merchant from a long-established Florentine mercantile family, who was born in Florence in 1540. Though his father had sold family interests and he had to commence as a clerk in a merchant business, Sassetti enrolled in 1568 at the University of Pisa and was imbued with a humanist education; he was proficient in botany, geography, astronomy and cosmography and was curious about philology and the classical languages. (en)
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