Thomas Francis Wade

Thomas Francis Wade ( born August 25, 1818 in London, † July 31, 1895 in Cambridge ) was a British sinologist.

He was assistant to Lord Elgin and 1873/1874 British Minister in Imperial China. 1888 Wade was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge. There he developed his romanization for Chinese, which was later refined by his successor Herbert Giles and is known as the Wade- Giles today.

  • Sinologist
  • Person in the Second Opium War
  • Briton
  • Born in 1818
  • Died in 1895
  • Man