Philologists

Philologists study the history of language. We have compiled a list of prominent philologists, living and dead, from all over the world. The list includes famous philologists like Max Muller, James Prinsep, E.A. Wallis Budge, John Philoponus and many more.

 1 James Murray

James Murray
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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: February 7, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Scottish
Died: July 26, 1915

 2 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 1, 1646
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: November 14, 1716
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 3 Max Müller

Max Müller
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Famous As: Scholar, Philologist
Birthdate: December 6, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German, British
Died: October 28, 1900

 4 Friedrich Schlegel

Friedrich Schlegel
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 10, 1772
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: January 12, 1829
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 5 James Prinsep

James Prinsep
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Famous As: Antiquarian
Birthdate: August 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: April 22, 1840

 6 Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi

Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: 0718 AD
Nationality: Iraqi
Died: 0791 AD
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 7 Frederick James Furnivall

Frederick James Furnivall
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Famous As: Philologists
Birthdate: February 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 2, 1910
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 8 Sibawayh

Sibawayh
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Famous As: Grammarian
Birthdate: 0760 AD
Nationality: Iranian
Died: 0796 AD
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 9 E. A. Wallis Budge

E. A. Wallis Budge
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Famous As: Egyptologist
Birthdate: July 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: November 23, 1934

 10 Justus Lipsius

Justus Lipsius
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 18, 1547
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Belgian
Died: March 23, 1606
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 11 John Philoponus

John Philoponus
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0490 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0570 AD

 12 William F. Albright

William F. Albright
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 1971

 13 George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh
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Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: March 15, 1801
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1882

 14 J.B. Bury

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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: October 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish
Died: June 1, 1927
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 15 Samuel ibn Naghrillah

Samuel ibn Naghrillah
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0993 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Died: 1056 AD

 16 Johann Jakob Bachofen

Johann Jakob Bachofen
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Famous As: Antiquarian
Birthdate: December 22, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 25, 1887
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 17 Motoori Norinaga

Motoori Norinaga
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: June 21, 1730
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
Died: October 5, 1801

 18 William Jones

William Jones
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: September 28, 1746
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: April 27, 1794

 19 Isaac Casaubon

Isaac Casaubon
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: February 18, 1559
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 1, 1614

 20 William Barnes

William Barnes
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1801
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: October 7, 1886

 21 Frederic W. H. Myers

Frederic W. H. Myers
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 6, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 17, 1901

 22 Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange

Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 18, 1610
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: October 23, 1688

 23 Eldad ha-Dani

Eldad ha-Dani
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Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: 0851 AD
Nationality:
Died: 0900 AD

 24 Eugene Aram

Eugene Aram
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: 1704 AD
Nationality: British
Died: August 16, 1759

 25 Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff

Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 22, 1848
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German, Prussian
Died: September 25, 1931

 26 Rasmus Rask

Rasmus Rask
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: November 22, 1787
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 14, 1832

 27 Fujiwara no Teika

Fujiwara no Teika
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1162 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Died: September 26, 1241

 28 Leopoldo Lugones

Leopoldo Lugones
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: February 18, 1938

 29 Al-Asmaʿi

Al-Asmaʿi
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0740 AD
Nationality: Iraqi
Died: 0828 AD

 30 Zhang Binglin

Zhang Binglin
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Famous As: Philologists
Birthdate: January 12, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Chinese
Died: June 14, 1936

 31 Louis Lucien Bonaparte

Louis Lucien Bonaparte
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 4, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: November 3, 1891

 32 Josef Dobrovský

Josef Dobrovský
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: August 17, 1753
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Czech, Hungarian
Died: January 6, 1829

 33 Ramón Menéndez Pidal

Ramón Menéndez Pidal
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: March 13, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality:
Died: November 14, 1968

 34 Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg

Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 30, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: January 24, 1872

 35 Ludwig Uhland

Ludwig Uhland
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 26, 1787
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: November 13, 1862

 36 Pedro Henriquez Urena

Pedro Henriquez Urena
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Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: June 29, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Dominican
Died: May 11, 1946

 37 Georg Friedrich Grotefend

Georg Friedrich Grotefend
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: June 9, 1775
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: December 15, 1853

 38 Friedrich August Wolf

Friedrich August Wolf
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: February 15, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: August 8, 1824

 39 Bedřich Hrozný

Bedřich Hrozný
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Famous As: Orientalist
Birthdate: May 6, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Czech
Died: December 12, 1952

 40 Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu

Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Romanian
Died: September 7, 1907

 41 Matthias Castrén

Matthias Castrén
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: December 2, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
Died: May 7, 1852

 42 Henri II Estienne

Henri II Estienne
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 1528 AD
Nationality: French
Died: 1598 AD

 43 Franz Cumont

Franz Cumont
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: January 3, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian
Died: August 20, 1947

 44 Pavel Josef Šafařík

Pavel Josef Šafařík
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 13, 1795
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Slovak
Died: June 26, 1861

 45 Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius

Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Lithuanian
Died: July 7, 1954

 46 Kanybek Isakov

Kanybek Isakov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Kyrgyz
Died: November 12, 2020

 47 Shao Yong

Shao Yong
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 20, 1012
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Chinese
Died: July 27, 1077

 48 Sophus Bugge

Sophus Bugge
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: January 5, 1833
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Norwegian
Died: July 8, 1907

 49 Antoine Meillet

Antoine Meillet
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: November 11, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: September 21, 1936

 50 William Dwight Whitney

William Dwight Whitney
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: February 9, 1827
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 7, 1894
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