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Georgios Hatzidakis
Georgios Nicolaou Hatzidakis ( el, Γεώργιος Νικολάου Χατζιδάκις; , in Myrthios, Ottoman Crete – 28 June 1941, in Athens) was a Greeks, Greek philologist, who is regarded as the father of linguistics in Greece. He was the first chair of Linguistics and Indian Philology at the University of Athens in 1890–1923. Life and work His family was traditionally part of the Cretan revolts against the Ottoman Empire. His grandfather Kyriakos had taken part as a captain in the Greek War of Independence, uprising of 1821. After his schooling at Rethymno, Georgios at the age of 18 fought himself by the side of his father in the Cretan revolt (1866–1869), uprising of 1866. After a three-year school visit in Athens, Chatzidakis was enrolled at the faculty of philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Athens for classical philology. In 1877, he won in a university competition a scholarship for linguistics study in Germany, w ...
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Karl Brugmann
Karl Brugmann (16 March 1849 – 29 June 1919) was a Germany, German linguist. He is noted for his work in Indo-European linguistics. Biography He was educated at the universities of University of Halle, Halle and University of Leipzig, Leipzig. He taught at the Gymnasium (school), gymnasium at Wiesbaden and at Leipzig, and in 1872-77 was assistant at the Russian Institute of Classical Philology at the latter. In 1877 he was lecturer at the University of Leipzig, and in 1882 became professor of comparative philology there. In 1884 he took the same position at the University of Freiburg, but returned to Leipzig in 1887 as successor to Georg Curtius; for the rest of his professional life (until 1919), Brugmann was professor of Sanskrit and comparative linguistics there. As a young man, Brugmann sided with the emerging Neogrammarian school, which asserted the inviolability of phonetic laws (Brugmann's law) and adhered to a strict research methodology. As well as in laying stress on t ...
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