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August Schleicher
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August Schleicher, by Friedrich Kriehuber
Born (1821-02-19)19 February 1821
Died 6 December 1868(1868-12-06) (aged 47)
Alma mater University of Tübingen, University of Bonn
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Indo-European studies

August Schleicher ( 19 February 1821 – 6 December 1868) was a German linguist. His great work was A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European Languages in which he attempted to reconstruct the Proto-Indo-European language. To show how Indo-European might have looked, he created a short tale, Schleicher's fable, to exemplify the reconstructed vocabulary and aspects of Indo-European society inferred from it.

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