Vambery, Arminius or Hermann (vämˈbārĭ) [key], Hung. Ármin Vámbéry ärˈmĭn, 1832–1913, Hungarian philologist and traveler. In Constantinople (1857–63) he learned several languages and dialects of Asia Minor and then traveled through Armenia and Persia in the dress of a native. He was a professor of Oriental languages at the Univ. of Budapest from 1865 to 1905 and wrote many books on his travels and on languages and ethnology.
See his autobiography (1884) and his memoirs, The Story of My Struggles (1904), both in English.