List of famous philologists who have made a valuable contribution in our understanding of development of languages.

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.
Max Müller Max Müller
German, British

Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
German

James PrinsepJames Prinsep
British
E. A. Wallis BudgeE. A. Wallis Budge
British

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
German
Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-FarahidiAl-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi
Iraqi

SibawayhSibawayh
Iranian

John PhiloponusJohn Philoponus
Egyptian

William F. AlbrightWilliam F. Albright
American

Justus LipsiusJustus Lipsius
Belgian
George Perkins MarshGeorge Perkins Marsh
American

Ludwig UhlandLudwig Uhland
German

Samuel ibn NaghrillahSamuel ibn Naghrillah
Spanish

Johann Jakob BachofenJohann Jakob Bachofen
Swiss
Isaac CasaubonIsaac Casaubon
Swiss
Motoori NorinagaMotoori Norinaga
Japanese

Charles du Fresne, sieur du CangeCharles du Fresne, sieur du Cange
French

Frederic W. H. MyersFrederic W. H. Myers
British

Eldad ha-DaniEldad ha-Dani
-
Leopoldo LugonesLeopoldo Lugones
Argentinian

Frederick James FurnivallFrederick James Furnivall
British
Eugene AramEugene Aram
British

William BarnesWilliam Barnes
British

Rasmus RaskRasmus Rask
Danish
Ulrich von Wilamowitz-MoellendorffUlrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff
German, Prussian

Fujiwara no TeikaFujiwara no Teika
Japanese
Friedrich Adolf TrendelenburgFriedrich Adolf Trendelenburg
German

Thomas CorneilleThomas Corneille
French

Louis Lucien BonaparteLouis Lucien Bonaparte
French
Al-AsmaʿiAl-Asmaʿi
Iraqi
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Ramón Menéndez PidalRamón Menéndez Pidal
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William Dwight WhitneyWilliam Dwight Whitney
American

Zhang BinglinZhang Binglin
Chinese

Antoine MeilletAntoine Meillet
French

Shao YongShao Yong
Chinese
Bogdan Petriceicu HasdeuBogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu
Romanian

Gu YanwuGu Yanwu
Chinese

Josef DobrovskýJosef Dobrovský
Czech, Hungarian

Franz CumontFranz Cumont
Belgian

Friedrich August WolfFriedrich August Wolf
German
Bedřich HroznýBedřich Hrozný
Czech

Sophus BuggeSophus Bugge
Norwegian
James MurrayJames Murray
Scottish

Matthias CastrénMatthias Castrén
Finnish, Swedish

Georg Friedrich GrotefendGeorg Friedrich Grotefend
German
Karl LachmannKarl Lachmann
German

Kuno MeyerKuno Meyer
German
Ibn DuraidIbn Duraid
Iraqi

Marcelino Menéndez y PelayoMarcelino Menéndez y Pelayo
Spanish

William JonesWilliam Jones
British

August Immanuel BekkerAugust Immanuel Bekker
German

Vincas Krėvė-MickevičiusVincas Krėvė-Mickevičius
Lithuanian
Johann Christoph AdelungJohann Christoph Adelung
German

Dámaso AlonsoDámaso Alonso
Spanish

Gaston ParisGaston Paris
French

Horatio HaleHoratio Hale
American
Paul MeyerPaul Meyer
French
Américo CastroAmérico Castro
Brazilian, Spanish

Theodor BenfeyTheodor Benfey
German

William Balfour BaikieWilliam Balfour Baikie
Scottish

Al-MubarradAl-Mubarrad
Iraqi
Germà ColónGermà Colón
Spanish

Gilles MénageGilles Ménage
French
Georg Friedrich CreuzerGeorg Friedrich Creuzer
German

Lucius Aelius Stilo PraeconinusLucius Aelius Stilo Praeconinus
Italian

Jean-Jacques AmpèreJean-Jacques Ampère
French
Jonathan BoucherJonathan Boucher
British

John of GarlandJohn of Garland
British
Menahem ben SaruqMenahem ben Saruq
Spanish

Hector Munro ChadwickHector Munro Chadwick
British

J.B. BuryJ.B. Bury
Irish
William CraigieWilliam Craigie
Scottish

Kamo no MabuchiKamo no Mabuchi
Japanese
Sigurður NordalSigurður Nordal
Icelander

Axel Olof FreudenthalAxel Olof Freudenthal
Finnish

Francis MarchFrancis March
American

George Oliver CurmeGeorge Oliver Curme
American
Friedrich Christian DiezFriedrich Christian Diez
German

Kazimieras BūgaKazimieras Būga
Lithuanian

Johann Jakob ReiskeJohann Jakob Reiske
German

Hans E. KinckHans E. Kinck
Norwegian

Wilhelm Meyer-LübkeWilhelm Meyer-Lübke
Swiss
Georg CurtiusGeorg Curtius
German

Claude Charles FaurielClaude Charles Fauriel
French
Georgios HatzidakisGeorgios Hatzidakis
Greek

Hermann HirtHermann Hirt
German

Janus DousaJanus Dousa
Dutch
Ovid DensusianuOvid Densusianu
Romanian

Johan Nicolai MadvigJohan Nicolai Madvig
Danish
Johann Jakob BreitingerJohann Jakob Breitinger
Swiss

Ferdinand SommerFerdinand Sommer
German
Peter Andreas HeibergPeter Andreas Heiberg
Danish

Helmuth Theodor BossertHelmuth Theodor Bossert
German

Nikolai FedorenkoNikolai Fedorenko
Russian
Franz Felix Adalbert KuhnFranz Felix Adalbert Kuhn
German

Ludwig FriedländerLudwig Friedländer
German
Richard GarnettRichard Garnett
British