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Georgios Hatzidakis

Greek linguist and university professor

1843   -   1941

country of citizenship: Greece
languages spoken, written or signed: Modern Greek
educated at: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Leipzig University, University of Jena, Humboldt University of Berlin
occupation: linguist, university teacher
position held: President of the Academy of Athens, Member of the Athens Academy, dean

Georgios Nicolaou Hatzidakis (Greek: Γεώργιος Νικολάου Χατζιδάκις; 23 November [O.S. 11 November] 1843, in Myrthios, Ottoman Crete – 28 June 1941, in Athens) was a 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.
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