Ferdinand Blumentritt

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Ferdinand Blumentritt
Map of the Philippines, designed by Ferdinand Blumentritt, edited and autographed by Bruno Domann

Ferdinand Blumentritt (born September 10, 1853 in Prague , † September 20, 1913 in Leitmeritz , Bohemia ) was an Austrian ethnographer , teacher and high school director in Leitmeritz.

Ferdinand Blumentritt was one of the best experts on the Philippines during his lifetime , although he never set foot on it. A street and a light rail station in Manila are named after him. Blumentritt was friends with the Filipino national hero José Rizal .


  • The "Tratado Anonimo" about the Cumuneros uprising against King Carl V. Leitmeritz in 1878.
  • The Chinese in the Philippines. Leitmeritz 1879.
  • The July 1880 earthquake in the Philippines. 1880.
  • Dutch attacks on the Philippines in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Leitmeritz 1880.
  • The gold discovery sites in the Philippines and their exploitation. 1881.
  • An attempt at an ethnography of the Philippines. Gotha 1882.
  • Vocabulary of individual expressions and expressions peculiar to the Spanish of the Philippine Islands. Leitmeritz 1882–1885.
  • The linguistic areas of Europe at the end of the Middle Ages, compared with the conditions of the present. Prague 1883.
  • El noli me tangere de Rizal. Barcelona 1889.
  • JC Labhart-Lutz. An obituary. Leitmeritz 1889.
  • Some things about Juan Valera. Leitmeritz 1894.
  • Diccionario mitologico de Filipinas. Madrid 1895.
  • The imperial image. Leitmeritz 1899.
  • America and the Philippines. 1900.
  • The Philippines. A clear presentation of the ethnographic and historical-political conditions of the archipelago. Hamburg 1900.
  • Some manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries. Leitmeritz 1904.
  • Alphabetical register of school leaving examination regulations. Leitmeritz 1909.
  • Alphabetical index of the most common watercolors. Leitmeritz 1910.


Web links

Commons : Ferdinand Blumentritt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "The revolutionary from Leitmeritz" - Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt. Apostle of the Philippines or "Czech Patriot"?