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Old September 1, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Default List of historical people who travelled to Bangladesh?

Any help on references would be appreciated. I am really curious about Marco Polo, The Buddha, Gandhi, Alexander....
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Me. End of thread!
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Messi (Whole Argentina team)
Zinadine Zidane
Bill Clinton
Barrack Obama
Hilary Clinton ?? not sure
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Okay I changed title...
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Okay I changed title...
good job my post looks retarded now... lol
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:48 PM
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I am really curious about Marco Polo, The Buddha, Gandhi, Alexander....

Great thread.

Well, Gandhi did come to Noakhali in 1946 to set up one of his ashrams.
I don't know about Polo, Buddha and Alexander, but would love to find out.

Robert Clive came to Meherpur in 1757, who arguably changed the face of the sub continent forever.


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Old September 1, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Huh? When did Obama visit BD, from what I know it only went as far as a 'desire to'.
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Old September 1, 2012, 07:58 PM
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How can one forget Ibn Batuta? He out poloed marco in his travels. A Moroccan Berber he traveled 75 thousand miles in a 30 year period including a visit to the then capital Sonragaon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Batuta
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Old September 1, 2012, 08:13 PM
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How can one forget Ibn Batuta? He out poloed marco in his travels. A Moroccan Berber he traveled 75 thousand miles in a 30 year period including a visit to the then capital Sonragaon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Batuta
I didn't actually. But it's hard to find a general list though.
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Did Megasthenes actually visit 'Gangaridai' or did he just report on it from Pataliputra?

Megasthenes was a Greek traveler from the Hellenic period (300+ BC) and was also Selecus I's ambassador to Chandragupta Maurya's court.
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Old September 1, 2012, 08:42 PM
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By the by, thanks to Navo, I know Neil Armstrong visited Dhaka. Among contemporary or recent ones, surely George Harrison.
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Oh, I have got another one for you.

The greatest himself, Muhammad Ali!

Went on a world tour after his famous rumble in the jungle in 1974, and met with Bongobondhu in Dhaka.
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Oh, I have got another one for you.

The greatest himself, Muhammad Ali!

Went on a world tour after his famous rumble in the jungle in 1974, and met with Bongobondhu in Dhaka.
And was given honorary Bangladeshi citizenship.

He also came later in 1979.
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Old September 1, 2012, 10:57 PM
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How about Nelson Mandela? Did he visit BD?
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Old September 1, 2012, 11:23 PM
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How about Nelson Mandela? Did he visit BD?
Yes he did along with Yasir Arafat back in 93-94 I think
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Then you have the seventh century Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang who has written much India and Bengal. He wrote a fairly long account of the countries of Central and South Asia, Xiyu Ji (Hsi-yu Chi). He is reputed to have visited Pundranagar - the oldest urban citizen in what is now Bangladesh dating back to 4-5th century BC.

Bonus point question: Where is Pundranagar today?
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Yes he did along with Yasir Arafat back in 93-94 I think
1996 I believe. 25th anniversary of Independence. Also with them was the then Turkish president Suleiman Demyriel (sp).
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Then you have the seventh century Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang who has written much India and Bengal. He wrote a fairly long account of the countries of Central and South Asia, Xiyu Ji (Hsi-yu Chi). He is reputed to have visited Pundranagar - the oldest urban citizen in what is now Bangladesh dating back to 4-5th century BC.

Bonus point question: Where is Pundranagar today?
Paharpur.
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So to organize thoughts out of presidents just Clinton? How about Jimmy Carter?
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^ That's not a historical figure.
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Old September 1, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
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Old September 1, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Of course this never gets old.
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1996 I believe. 25th anniversary of Independence. Also with them was the then Turkish president Suleiman Demyriel (sp).
That's right Doc.
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