Friedrich Christian Diez

Diez, Friedrich Christian (frēˈdrĭkh krĭsˈtyän dēts) [key], 1794–1876, German philologist. A professor at Bonn, Diez is noted as one of the founders of the science of Romanic philology. His great works were a grammar of the Romanic languages (1836; later much enlarged) and a dictionary of the Romanic languages (1853; also much enlarged in later editions).

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