Paulinus a San Bartholommo; Philip Wesdin
Carmelite missionary, philologist and Orientalist.
Born Hoff, Lower Austria, 1748; died Rome, Italy, 1806.
In 1774 he went as missionary to India (Malabar), and was appointed vicar-general of his order and Apostolic visitor.
He has contributed much to the study and knowledge of Indian life and literature by his history of the missions in India.
Composed an early European grammar of the Sanskrit tongue, using part of Hanxleden's manuscript.
Wrote various works bearing on linguistics.
New Catholic Dictionary