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Bopp, Franz (Franz)

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Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Linguist, Philologist

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1791 - He was born on the 14th of September in Mainz, archbishopric of Mainz (Germany.)

1816 - Bopp's first important work, Über das Conjugationssystem der Sanskritsprache (On the System of Conjugation in Sanskrit), foreshadowed his major achievement.

1820 - He extended the study to include the other grammatical parts.

1821 - Professor of Oriental literature and general philology at the University of Berlin.

1822 - He was elected member of the Royal Prussian Academy.

1827 - Bopp published a Sanskrit grammar and a Sanskrit and Latin glossary.

1840-1854 - He also produced a number of monographs, including studies of several European language groups, papers on the relation of the Malayo-Polynesian and Indo-European languages and on the accent in Sanskrit and Greek.

1867 - He died on the 23rd of October in Berlin, Prussia (Germany.)

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