Franz Bopp

Bopp, Franz (fränts bôp) [key], 1791–1867, German philologist. A professor at the Univ. of Berlin from 1821 to 1864, he did research in many languages and earned a great reputation as a scholar by demonstrating the relationship of the Indo-European languages in his Vergleichende Grammatik [comparative grammar] (1833–52).

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