Max Muller

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Birthday
6, 1823
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 28, 1900 (76)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1823
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 28, 1900 (76)

About

Remembered for his scholarship in the fields of Near and Far Eastern studies and philology, this German-born academic and author published a number of important works, including Chips from a German Workshop and The Sacred Books of the East.

Before Fame

After abandoning his early interest in music, he studied philology at Leipzig University and went on to teach in the languages department at Oxford University.

Trivia

In the late 1880s, the University of Glasgow appointed Muller to the position of Gifford Lecturer. His popular lectures were later compiled as a four-volume published work.

Family Life

His marriage to Georgina Grenfell resulted in a son named John and daughters named Beatrice, Ada, and Mary. His father, Wilhelm Muller, was a popular poet whose texts had been used by composer Franz Schubert.

Associated With

In the early 1880s, Muller translated a portion of philosopher Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.