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Zamenhof, [Lazarus] Ludwig (also Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof; pseudonym Dr. Esperanto, Doktoro Es)

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1917 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Doctors


1859 – He was born on the 15th of December in Bialystok. Poland under the Russian rule Russian Empire.He was an eye Doctor and Philologist, which can speak fluently and understand several languages, His main language was native Polish, Russian And Yiddish. He realized that lack of common languages is the cause of quarrels between people of different ethnic and languages. 1878 – During school, his project was Lingwe Uniwersala that was almost finished but he was not able to publish it. He then began to study Medicine. 1885 – He graduated and began his practice as an Opthalmologist while continuing his practice he decided to finish his project in languages. 1879 – He wrote the Yiddish Language first grammar, which he also published in part years in Yiddish Magazines. 1910 – He was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. 1917 – Died in Warsaw on the 14th of April and he was considered a God by the Oomoto religion.


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