The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Müller, Friedrich (philologist)
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MÜLLER, Friedrich, a German philologist, born at Jemnik, Bohemia, March 5, 1834. He completed his studies in Vienna from 1853 to 1857, and was employed as a librarian there from 1858 to 1866, when he became extraordinary and in 1869 ordinary professor of comparative philology and of Sanskrit at the university and a member of the academy of sciences. Benfey regards him as the highest authority on comparative philology and ethnology, and he has written extensively on these subjects for periodicals. His principal works are Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara: Linguistischer Theil (Vienna, 1867), and Ethnographischer Theil (1868); and Allgemeine Ethnographie (1873).