Michel Breal

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Date of Birth March 26, 1832
Place of Birth Germany
Date of Death Nov 25, 1915 (83)
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Michel Bréal

Michel Jules Alfred Bréal, French philologist, was born at Landau in Rhenish Palatinate. He is often identified as a founder of modern semantics.

About Michel Breal

Philologist who was an important contributor to modern semantics and the creator of the marathon race. He was also a professor at the Collège de France.

Before Fame

He studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure.


He was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-letteres, and recipient of the Legion of Honour.

Family Life

He was born in Landau, Bavaria.


He was born in Bavaria, where director Werner Herzog is from.

Information related to Michel Bréal

  • Marathon running
  • French philologists
  • École pratique des hautes études faculty
  • Collège de France faculty
  • Members of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • École Normale Supérieure alumni
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