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JOSEPH,) PRINCE, an Austrian musician, known as a friend tronomer and writer, born at Guben in 1694. He was a
and patron of Beethoven. Died November 2, 1812. member of the Academies of Science at Paris and Saint

Kinaky, kin'skee, (FRANZ JOSEPH,) COUNT, an Aus- Petersburg, and director of the Observatory in Berlin,
trian general, born at Prague in 1739, served with dis- Died in 174'
tinction against the French in 1793-96. Died in 1805. Kirch, (GOTTFRIED,) father of the preceding, was

Kinson, kin'son, or Kinsoen, kin'soon, (FRANS,) a born in Lower Lusatia in 1639. He was appointed di-
skilful Flemish portrait-painter, born at Bruges in 1774 rector of the Observatory and royal astronomer at Berlin,
or 1770, worked in Paris and Brussels. Died in 1839. He wrote " Observations upon the Comet that appeared

Kip, (WILLIAM INGRAHAM,)D.D., an American prel-i in Italy in 1676," (1677,) "Astronomical Tables," and
ate, born in New York in iSll. He graduated in 1831! "Christian, Jewish, and Turkish Calendar to the Year



at Yale College, and was consecrated in 185^ missionary
bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in California,
He published "Early Conflicts of Christianity," "The
Double Witness," "The Catacombs of Rome," "Domes-
tic and Religious Life in Italy," etc. Died April 7, 1893.
Kip'ling, (RUDYARD,) an English author, born at
Bombay, India, in 1865. He was educated in Eng-
land, but returned to India in 1880, where he became
engaged as an editor on the "Civil and Military Ga-



zette" 1882-89. His journalistic contributions in verse



1685." Died in 1710.

Kirch, (MARIE MARGARETHE WINCKELMANN,) an
astronomer, wife of the preceding, was born in Upper
Lusatia in 1670. She assisted her husband in his astro-
nomical labours, and published almanacs. Died in 1730.

Kirchbach, von, fon keSRK'baK, (Huco EWALD,) a
German general, born May 23, 1809. He entered the
Prussian army in 1826, was a lieutenant-general in the
Austrian war of 1866, and a corps-commander and full
general in the French war of 1870-71.

Ktr'her, [Ger. pron. kggR'Ker ; Lat. KIRCHE'RUS,]



and prose were published as "Departmental Ditties,"



graphic style the pope to fill the chair of mathematics in the Roman




war. Kipling attained a rapid and extreme popularity, Ancient and Modern Aspect," ("Latium, id est nova et
too much so to promise long continuance. parallela Latii, turn veteris, turn novi, Descriptio," 1669.)

Kipling, (THOMAS,) D.D., professor of theology at : He also published several valuable scientific treatises;
Cambridge, and Dean of Peterborough, born in England and . to , him ls S? 1 "" 11 * ascnbed th e invention of the
about 1 755. He wrote " The Article's of the Church of "'"' Dled '" l -

England proved not to be Calvinistic," and various other
works. Died in 1821

Kipping, kip'ping, [Lat. KIPPIN'GIUS,! (HEINRICH,)



, ' (CONRAD,) a German philologist and writer,

born In Augsburg. His chief work is a Greek and He-
( COrdance of the Oid Testament, (1607.) Died



, , . , , , 6

was^heTuthor of rfumerous work's onphnolo^'his'tory' KuchhoS, kggRK'hof, (GusTAV ROBERT,) a German



and antiquities. Died in 1678



astronomer, born at Komgsberg, M,arch 12, 1824. He



, , , .

vt , , . . r ,. , .. neld professorships of physics at Breslau, Heidelberg,

Kip pis, (ANDREW ) an English dissenting minister and Berlin, and became distinguished for his observations
and eminent biographer, born at Nottingham in 1725. and discoveries with the sptctroscope. He published
Me preached for some years in London, whither he , ' Researches on the Solar Spectrum." Died in 1887.

as */ 9 as s; g hard; g as/'; o, H, K, guttural '; N, nasal; R, trilled; s as z; th as in this. ( J[^=See Explanations, p. 23.)

9'



KIRCHMAIER



KIRKWOOD



Klrchmaier or Kirchmayer, ke^RK'mT'er, (GEORG ' court and army of Henry II. After his return to Scot-
KASPAR,) a German chemist and scholar, born in Fran- land, he became a leader of the Protestants. He fought
conia in 1635. He wrote commentaries on several classic bravely against the French, who had been sent over to
authors. The discovery of the art of etching on glass assist the Catholics, and made Queen Mary prisoner. He
with fluoric acid is attributed to him. Died in 1700. vainly attempted to capture Bothwell, whom he pursued

See J8CHER, "Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon ;" " Nouvelle as far as the coast of Norway. About 1570 Kirkaldy
Biographic Generale." espoused the cause of the queen, of whose party he

Kirchmaier, (THOMAS,) a Lutheran minister, born in became the leader. He refused to obey the mandates
Havana about 1511. He toolc the Greek name of Nao of the regentj and after several months of fighting, in
Georgos. He is the author of numerous Latin poems ^j^ g,. eat ( eroc \ty was d j s p] ay ed on both sides, sus-
and theological and polemical works, mostly written in tained a siege in Ed i n burgh Castle. He was, however,
the Latin language. He preached at Stuttgart, Esslmgen, final]y ob ljg e d by his soldiers to make an unconditional
and Wisloch. Died m 1563. surrender. He, with several of his friends, was hung

See BAYLE, "Historical and Critical Dictionary;" SAX, " Ono- m August, 1573. John Knox. who had formerly been

his intimate friend and fellow-sufferer in the Protestant

Kirchman, ke^RK'man, a Russian electrician, of Ger- causej deep ly deplored his change of principles and his
man extraction, was professor of philosophy at Saint untimely end.

Petersburg. He was killed by the electric fluid, in the. See .. Memoirs and Adventures of Sir Wm. Kirkaldy." Edmburgh,

1849 ; ROBERTSON, " History of Scotland ;" CHAMBERS, " Biographi-



lilstory
ninent S



icotsmen :" FROUDE, " History of Eng-



He was killed by the electric fluid, in the.
act of attracting it from the clouds, in 1753.

Kirchmann, kSERK'man, (JoHANN,) a German au- cal Dictionary of Emir

thor and scholar, born at Lubeck in 1575, became in land; ' 'Blackwood's Magazine" for January, i

1603 professor of poetry at Rostock. He wrote a"Dis- Kirktride, (THOMAS S.,) M.D., an American phy-

sertation on the Funeral Ceremonies used among the sician, born m Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1809.

Romans," (1605,) and " De Annulis," a treatise on an- Having graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, he

cient rings Died in 1643 Decame resident physician of the Pennsylvania Hospital,

" See BAVLE, "Historical and Critical Dictionary;" N.ciRON, at Philadelphia, and in 1840 superintendent of the Hos-

"Memoires " pital for the Insane. He published " Rules i.nd Regula-

Kirchmann, von, fonkeeRK'man, (JULIUS,) a German, tions for the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane,"

philosopher and jurist, born at Schafstedt, near Merse- (185.) " Th( = Construction, Organization, and General

burg, in 1802. He was educated at Leipsic and Halle, Arrangements of Hospitals for the Insane," (1854,) etc.

and became prominent as a Liberal Prussian legislator, but He died December 17, 1883.

in 1866 was deprived of his right to act as a legal coun- Kirke, kerk, (PERCY,) COLONEL, a British officer,

sellor. Besides important legal works, (" Prussian Code notorious for cruelty, lived in the reigns of James II. and

of Civil Procedure," " Penal Code for North Germany," William III. His men were called " Kirke's Lambs."

" Penal Code for the Empire," etc.,) he published " Phi- See PEPVS, " Diary ;" MACAULAY, " History of England."

losophy of Science," " On Immortality," " Esthetics Kirke White. See WHITE.

based on Realism," "Catechism of Philosophy," etc, Kirk'land. (Mrs. CAROLINE MATILDA STANSBURY,)

Though opposed to idealism, his system is considered in- an American writer, born in the city of New York, was

compatible with absolute materialism. Died in 1884. ' married about 1830 to Professor William Kirkland, of

Kirchner, k<5SRK'ner, (THEODOR,) a German musical Hamilton College. After a residence of nearly three

composer, born at Neukirchen, in Saxony, in 1824. His years in Michigan, she published, under the assumed

" genre pieces" for the piano-forte, in which the influence name of " Mary Clavers," " A New Home Who'll Fol-

of Schumann is manifest, are his best performances. low?" (1839,) "Forest Life," (1842,) and "Western Clear-



Kirgener, keRzh'naiR', (JOSEPH,) a French general,
born in Paris in 1766, was killed at Markersdorf in 1813.

K|rk, (EDWARD N.,) an American general, born in
Ohio. He was a citizen of Illinois when the civil war
began. He commanded a brigade of the Union army at
the battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862, and was wounded
at the battle of Stone River. Died July 29, 1863.

Kirk, (EDWARD NORRIS,) D.D., an American Con-
gregationalist divine, was born in New York in 1802.
He graduated at Princeton College, New Jersey, and
became in 1828 pastor of a church at Albany. He was
afterwards appointed secretary of the Foreign Evangelical
Society, and in 1842 settled as pastor of the Mount Ver-
non Church, Boston. Died March 27, 1874.

Kirk, (ELLEN W.,) an American novelist, second wife
of J. F. Kirk, was born in 1842. She was a daughter
of Jesse Olney. Among her writings are " Love in Idle-



(1846,) which soon obtained a wide popularity.
Mr. Kirkland's delineations of Western pioneer-life



ings,



are among the most admirable of their kind, abound-
ing in humourous incidents, shrewd sense, and pic-
turesque descriptions. Died in 1864.

Kirkland,(JoHN THORNTON,) D.D., LL.D., an Amer-
ican scholar and divine, born at Little Falls, New York,
in 1770. Having graduated at Harvard in 1789, he
became pastor of the Congregational church in Summer
Street, Boston. He was elected, in 1810, president of
Harvard College. He wrote a " Life of Fisher Ames,"
and several other works. Died in 1840.

Kirkland, (JOSEPH,) an American author, born at
Geneva, New York, in 1830, son of Caroline, above
noticed. He took part in the war, engaged in legal
practice in Chicago, and wrote a number of novels, of



ness," " A Lesson in Love," " Through Winding Ways," which the best known is " Zury : The Meanest Man in
"A Midsummer Madness," etc. j Spring County," (1887,) a striking study of pioneer-

Kirk, (JoHN FOSTER,) an American historian, born at | life in Illinois. Died April 29, 1894.
Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1824. His education Kirk'man, (MARSHALL MONROE), an American rail-
was obtained in Nova Scotia. He was secretary and wav expert, born in Illinois, July 10, 1842. He in early
assistant to the historian Prescott from 1847 to 1859. ! |jf e became connected with the Chicago and Northwest-
His principal work is the "History of Charles the Bold," | ern Railroad of which road and certain of its subsidiary
(3 vols., 1863-68.) He also edited a new edition of Pres-
cott's works, with notes, and later a " Supplement to
Allibone's Dictionary of Authors," (2 vols., 1891,) for
the period 1850 to 1890. He edited " Lippincott's
Magazine" 1871-86, was lecturer on history at the
University of Pennsylvania 1885-88, and subse-
quently engaged in literary work. technical works.

Kirkaldy, ker-kau'de, (Sir WILLIAM,) of Grange, Kirk-pat'rick, ( WILLIAM JAMES, ) an Oriental
one of the earliest Protestants of Scotland, was the son scholar, born about 1760, was a member of the Asiatic



lines he has long been an officer. Among his works are
" Railway Revenue," " The Officer's Hand-Book," " Bag-
gage, Parcel, and Mail Traffic of Railroads," " Railway
Expenditures," (2 vols.,) "Hand-Book of Railway Ex
penditures," " Railway Train and Station Service, '
"Track Accounts of Railroads," and various other




He finally escaped to France, where he was distinguished and several other works. Died in 1812.

as one of the most valiant and chivalrous knights in the Kirk'wood, (DANIEL,) LL.D.. an American astrono-

a, e, I, o, u, y, long; A, e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6, u, y, short; a, e, j, 9, obscure; fir, fill, fit; met; not; good; moon;



KIRK1VOOD



'4-43



KITTO



mer, born in Harford county, Maryland, September z/, the beautiful Rosalia Szegedy, who rejected him. He

1814, was principal of the high school of Lancaster, subsequently served against Napoleon in Italy, and was

Pennsylvania, 1843-48, professor of mathematics in Dela- taken prisoner by the French. While a captive in the

ware College, 1851-56, in Indiana University, 1856-66, place where Petrarch had poured forth his immortal

and again was called to that position in 1867. His prin- strains to Laura, the young Hungarian resolved to ad-

cipal works are "Meteoric Astronomy," (1867,) and dress the object of his love in a similar poem. In 1800

"Comets and Meteors," (1873.) He made important dis- he regained the affections of the lady Rosalia, to whom

coveries in astronomical science. Died June 11,1895. h^ was married. He left the army and retired to his

Kirkwood, (SAMUEL J.,) an American Governor, p.iternal estate. The same year the anonymous publica-

born in Harford county, Maryland, December 20, 1813. ti in of his poem, under the title of " Himfy," produced

In 1843 he was admitted to the bar in Ohio, and in 1856 a sensation among men of letters never equalled in

he was elected a State Senator of Iowa. He was Gov- Hungary. In 1807 he made himself known in publish-

ernor 01 .Iowa, 1860-63, and again in 1875, United States ln S a Pem entitled "Happy Love." He afterwards

Senator, 1860-67, and 1876-81. He was Secretary of wrote several other poems and dramas, of which "John

he Interior (1881) under Garfield. Died Srpt. i, 1894. lluniades" and "Ladislaus the Rumanian" were greatly

Kirnberger, kde'Rn'be'RG'er, (JoHANN PHII.TPP,) a admired. Died in 1844. Three years later his complete

German musician and writer on art, born in Thuringia works were published at Pesth, in 6 vols. Several

in 1721 ; died in 1783. extracts from " Himfy" have been translated into English.

Kirsten, keT>R'sten, or Kirchstein, keSRK'stin, See T. MUNDT, "Geschichte der Literatur der Gegenwart,"

(GEORG,) a physician and writer on surgery and anatomy, L ,. ei P sic .', l8 S3 : $? * he . a"" '? on r, the "Language and Literature

, j- j c.c. of the Magyars" in the Foreign Quarterly Review" for September,

born at Stettin, in Pomerama, in 1613 ; died in 1660. l82g

Klrsten, (MICHAEL,) a learned physician and scientific Kiss.kis, (AUGUSTUS,) a distinguished Prussian sculp-

wnter, bom in Moravia in 1620 ; died in 1678. t born at p , esSj in ,j Silesia, in 1802. He studied

Kiraten,[Lat. KIRSTE'NIUS,] (PETER,) a distinguished under the celebrated Rauch . He was professor in the

physician and Oriental scholar, born at Breslau in 1577. Academy of Fine Arts of Berlin . Among his most

He studied at the most celebrated universities of Ger admirab]e wor k s are an equestrian statue of Freda

many, and travelled extensively in Europe. He was sub- rick the Great> and two colossal ^^s, in bronze, an

sequently invited to Sweden by Chancellor Oxenstiern, , .. Amazon attac ked by a Tiger," and "Saint George

where he was appointed physician to Queen Christina and the tj ra g un ." Died in 1865.

and medical professor in the University of Upsal. He Kitch'n-r, (HORATIO HERBERT,) BARON, an

is said to have been master of twemy^six languages. English soldier) born in lSso . He entered the army



He wrote, among other works,_an " Arabic Grammar,

(1608-10,) and

from the Colla

and Latin Text

Kirstenius. See KIRSTEN, (PETER.)
Kiit 'land. (WILLIAM A.,) an American



in 1871, was in civil life 1874-82, took part in the



*j_ , f^ . f r. jif ti , ' ill JLU/II vv aa til i~ivii me 10/4 u^, luutv unit 111 LUC

Notes on the Gospel of Saint Matthew, XT -, , , r ,

ation of Arabic, SyrL, Egyptian, Greek^ Nl e , expedition 1884-85, and commanded a brigade

ts,"(i6u.) Died at Upsal in 1640. '" l e ^ uakl ca ^P al | n f of l88



of Suakim 1886-88, adjutant-general of the Egyptian
nava j army 1888-92, and sirdar of the Egyptian army



officer, born in North Carolina in 1836. He entered



90. He commanded the Khartum expe-
dition of 1898, his brilliant success therein winning



the navy in 1850, served through the civil war, and ?

was made captain in 1880, commodore in 1893, and h ' m , the tltle of Baron Kitchener of Khartum After

rear-admiral in 1895. He retired July 3, 1898, and 'he disasters ,n Natal ,n the British- Boer war of 1899-



died August 12, 1898.



1900, he went with Lord Roberts to South Africa, and



Kirw^n,ker"'wan, (RICHARD,) a distinguished chemist aided efficiently in the subsequent successful opera-

and geologist, born at Galway, in Ireland, about 1733, u Ji!' ,

or, as othere say, in 1750. He was elected president of Kitch'en- ? r, (WILLIAM,) an English physician and

the Royal Irish Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society writer on g astronomyj)orn in London abputj 775. He




by Lavoisier and refuted by him, "EtememsfMne" works on various sheets Died in 1827.

.."Essay, on the Analysis ^Mineral "'' '"**'



Waters," " An Estimate of the Temperature of Different
Latitudes," and other scientific works. Died in 1812.

Kis, k!sh, (STEPHEN, ) a Hungarian theologian, born at
Szegedin in 1505, was a disciple of Luther. He preached



Kit/chin, (GEORGE WILLIAM,) D.D., an English
author, born at Naughton, in Suffolk, December 7, 1827.
He graduated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1850, and
remained connected with the university until 1883, when



he became Dean of Winchester, and Dean of Dur-
ham in 1894. He issued editions of Bacon's works,
and of the "Faerie Queene," and wrote a " History
of France," (1873,) " Life of Pius II.," (iSSi,) etc.
Kite, (CHARLES,) an English physician and writer



at Temesvar, and published several works. Died in 1572.

Kischtasp. See GusHTisp.

Kisfaludy, klsh'foh-loody, almost kish'foh-looj,
(KXROLY,) a celebrated dramatist, the founder of Hun-
garian comedy was born at Tete in March, 1790. On ^ ^^^^,, ... ^.. s ..-.. r . v -

account of his fiery and turbulent disposition, he was born at Gravesend about 1 768 ; diediniSn.

placed in the Austrian army at an early age. He served Ka-Tseu or Ki-Tse. See KEE-TsE.

as an officer in Italy in 1805 against Napoleon, and was Klt'to, (JOHN,) an English writer, distinguished as a

afterwards taken prisoner by the French. Having been b jblical scholar, born at Plymouth in 1804. He suffered

exchanged, he fought in Germany in 1809. He left the muc h privation and neglect in his childhood in conse-

army in 1810, and fixed his residence at Vienna, where q uen ce of the intemperance of his father. About the

he gained a In ing as an artist. In 1819 he acquired a age of t^]^ he was rendered incurably deaf by a fall

sudden celebrity by his play "The Tartar in Hungary." from the roof of a house. He became an inmate of the

Soon after he produced " Ilka," a tragedy, " Stiber the poor-house, where he manifested such an earnest desire

Chieftain," and several other plays, all of which were to improve his mind that some persons procured for



improve his mind tat some persons procured

Among the most him admission to a college in Islington. As tutor to the
children of Mr. Grove, he travelled in Russia, Arme-
n ' la ^ an( j Persia in 1829-32. About 1833 he was engaged
by Charles Knight to write for the " Penny Magazine."
He edited " The Pictorial Bible" published by Charles
Knight, (1838,) and produced numerous valuable and

Kiafaludy, (SANDOR,) an elder brother ot Ihc pre- successful works, among which are "The Cyclopedia
ceding, and one of the most eminent of the poet; cf of Biblical Literature," (4 vols., 1845-50,) "The Lost
Hungary, was born in the county of Szalad in 1772. He Senses Deafness and Blindness," which contains an
entered the army in 1793, and formed an attachment for autobiography, and " Daily Bible Illustrations," (7 vols.,



received with the greatest applause.
popular of his comedies are the "Student Matthias,"
of which the emperor Matthias Corvinus is the hero,
"The Suitors," and "The Insurgents." Kisfaludy es-
tablished an able and successful literary annual, entitled
the "Aurora." Died in November, 1830.



c as k; 5 as s; g hard; g as/; G, H, ^guttural; N, nasal; R, trilled; s as z; th as in this,



Explanations, p. 23.)



KIUPERLI



1444



KLEBER



1849-53.) He was married about 1833. He died at
Cannstadt, \Viirtemberg, in 1854.

See I. E. RYLAND, "Memoirs of John Kittp," 1856; "Brief
Biographies," by SAMUEL SMILES; "North British Review" fo'
February, 1847.

Kiuperli. See K6PRILL

Kjoping or Kjoeping, cho'ping, (NIKOLAUS MAT-
SON,) a Swed'sh traveller, born in 1630. In 1648 he
sailed to the East Indies, and afterwards visited Persia,
Farther India, Arabia, and Egypt An account of his
travels was published after his death. Died in 1667.

Klaczko, klitch'ko, (JULIAN,) a distinguished publi-
cist, born at Wilna, in Russian Lithuania, November 6,
1828. He graduated in 1846 at Konigsberg, after which
time he lived in Germany, Italy, and Austria, but chiefly
at Paris. Among his principal books are " Etudes de
Diplomatic," (1866,) and " Les deux Chanceliers," which
was translated into various languages. He also wrote
"La Poesie polonaise," (1862.)

Klapka, klop'koh, (General GEORGE,) born at Te-
mesvar, in Hungary, in 1820. He became a cadet in
an artillery regiment about 1838, and lieutenant-colonel
in 1847. 1 1848 he joined the Hungarian revolutionists,
and greatly distinguished himself by his daring courage
and his ability as a commander. He soon after received
a general's commission and was appointed secretary of
war. In 1849, while defending the fortress of Comorn,
he made a sally at midnight, totally routed the Austrian
army, and took several pieces of artillery. He forced
his enemies to evacuate Raab, and cut off their commu-
nication with Austria. A few days after he received the
information that the Hungarian army in the South had
surrendered to the Austrians, and also a command from
Gorgey to yield up the fortress of Comorn. This man-
date General Klapka refused to obey ; but two months
later, having obtained honourable terms from Haynau,
he capitulated and went into exile. He strove unsuccess-
fully to bring about a revolution in Hungary in 1866. He
wrote "Memoirs of the War of Independence in Hun-
gary," (1850,) and a work upon the war in the East and
the siege of Sebastopol, (1855.) Died May 17, 1892.

Klaproth, kllp'rot, sometimes Anglicised in pronun-
ciation as klap'roth, (HEINRICH JULIUS,) an eminent
German Orientalist and traveller, born at Berlin, October
1 1, 1 783, was a son of Martin H. Klaproth, noticed below.
At an early age he acquired, without a teacher, consid-
erable knowledge of the Chinese language, and in 1802
founded the " Asiatisches Magazin" at Weimar. On the
recommendation of Count Potocki, he was invited in 1805
to Saint Petersburg, where he was made adjunct for the
Oriental languages and literature at the Academy ot
Sciences. In the capacity of interpreter to the Russian
embassy to China, he travelled through Siberia as far as
Iikootsk in 1805, and collected valuable books and docu
ments, which he used in the composition of his " Asia
Polyglotta." In 1807 he was sent by the Russian govern-
ment on a scientific expedition to the Caucasus, and on
his return, in 1809, was appointed aulic councillor, and
received a title of nobility and other distinctions. He
resigned his offices in Russia in 181-2. In 1816, through
the influence of William von Humboldt, Klaproth re-
ceived from the King of Prussia the honorary title of
professor of Oriental languages and literature at Berlin,
together with a large pension, and permission to reside
in Paris. Among his numerous works we may mention
"Travels in the Caucasus and Georgia," (2 vols., 1812-
14,) "Geographical and Historical Description of the
Eastern Caucasus," (1814,) " Historical Pictures of Asia
from the Monarchy of Cyrus to the Present Time,"
(1824,) "Asia Polyglotta," or a classification of Orien-
tal nations according to their languages, (1829,) and
" On the Origin of Paper Money in China." Besides
these productions, which enjoy the highest reputation
throughout Europe, he published a number of excellent
maps and geographical treatises, and wrote valuable
articles for the " Biographic Universelle." Died in
Paris in 1835. Klaproth was one of the greatest linguists
of his time. His sagacity, judgment, and memory were
extraordinary. " Since Klaproth's death," says the " En-
cyclopaedia Britannica," " his fame has continued to rise.
Ilia merits as a philologer are very great ; but his merits



as a linguist are greater still. . . . His memory, both for
comprehensiveness and accuracy, was unrivalled."

See LANDRESSE, " Notice historique et litteraire sur Klaproth "


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