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Pompeu Fabra

Spanish linguist

1868   -   1948


country of citizenship: Spain
languages spoken, written or signed: Catalan, French, Spanish, English
occupation: linguist, philologist, engineer, university teacher, writer, chemist, tennis player
award received: doctor honoris causa
position held: president of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, rector, Regional Minister of the Government of Catalonia, chairperson

Pompeu Fabra i Poch (Catalan pronunciation: [pumˈpɛw ˈfaβɾə]; Gràcia, Barcelona, 20 February 1868 – Prada de Conflent, 25 December 1948) was a Spanish engineer and grammarian. He was the main author of the normative reform of contemporary Catalan language.
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