Rachewiltz, Igor de

Igor de Rachewiltz, April 11, 1929 – July 30, 2016, of Italy, born in Rome to a family with Longobard and Tatar ancestry, started his academic career with law, yet soon switched to Oriental studies (Naples, Italy) and earned his PhD in Australia (Australian National University, Canberra) in 1961.


  • 20th Meeting, 1977: Preliminary Survey of Turks in China in the Mongol period
  • 24th Meeting, 1981: The Use of Qan and Qa‘an among the Mongols in the Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries (not included in the Proceedings of that meeting).
  • 28th Meeting, 1985: Dante’s Aleppe: A Tartar Word in Tartarus?
  • 37th Meeting, 1994: The name of the Mongols in Asia and Europe: A reappraisal