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Friedrich Christian Diez (1794–1876)

Diez, Friedrich Christian (dēts). A German critic and historian of literature, founder of Romance philology; born in Giessen, March 15, 1794; died in Bonn, May 29, 1876. At twenty-seven he achieved celebrity with his philological studies of ‘Old Spanish Romances’ (1821), etc.; but his masterpieces in this field are ‘The Poetry of the Troubadours’ (1826) and ‘Lives and Works of the Troubadours’ (1829). ‘An Etymological Dictionary of the Romance Languages’ (1853), and editions of Romance poems and other works, sustain his pre-eminence.