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Scheler, Jean Auguste Ulric

SCHELER, JEAN AUGUSTE ULRIC (1810-1890), Belgian philologist, was born at Ebnat, Switzerland, in 1819. His father, a German, was chaplain to King Leopold I. of Belgium, and Jean Scheler, after studying at Bonn and Munich, became King's librarian and professor at the Brussels Free University. His investigations in Romance philology earned him a wide reputation. He died at Ixelles, Belgium, in 1890.

The most important of his numerous philological works are: Memoire sur la conjugaifon franfaise ccnsideree sous le rapport itymologique (Brussels, 1847), Dictionnaire d'etymologie franc,aise d'apres les resultats de la science moderne (Brussels, 1862), Etude sur la transformation française des mots latins (Ghent, 1869). He also edited the fourth edition of Diez's Etymologisches Worterbuch der romanischen Sprachen (Bonn, 1878), and completed Grandgagnage's Dictionnaire etymologique de la langue ivallonne (Louvain, 1880). He also published several critical editions of middle ages texts, including one of Les Patsies de Froissart (Brussels, 1870-1872), and a monograph Sur le sejour de I'apdtre saint Pierre d Rome (Brussels, 1845), which was translated into German and English.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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