Franz Bopp

Person

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Date of birth
1791-09-14
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Deceased Person

Date of death
1867-10-23
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Disciplines
philologist
Connections from
franz bopp taught by antoine leonard de chezy (Antoine Leonard de Chézy)
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antoine leonard de chezy taught franz bopp (Antoine Leonard de Chézy)
william jones influenced franz bopp (William Jones, influenced)
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As a teenager, Bopp was enormously impressed with Friedrich Schlegel's "On the Language and Wisdom of India," which also influenced German philosophy as a whole, and he wondered if there might be a relationship between Sanskrit and other "Indo-European" l (Details)
In 1812 Bopp moved to Paris to study Sanskrit, partly under the famous Orientalist De Chezy. (Details)
After four years, Bopp produced his first major work: "On the System of Conjugation in Sanskrit," which compared the Indo-European languages (Sanskrit, Persian, Greek, Latin, and German) outlining the grammatical forms they share and assembling the first (Details)
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Assessment
Established the study of comparative grammar
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business and industry
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