Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Clement, Knut Jungbohn

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CLEMENT, Knut Jungbohn, Danish linguist, b. in the island of Amrom, Denmark, 4 Dec., 1803; d. in Bergen, N. J., 7 Oct., 1873. He was educated at Kiel and Heidelberg, and became Ph. D. in 1835. At the expense of the Danish government he made a three years' tour through the British islands and the continent, and on his return to Denmark became a professor in the University of Kiel, and delivered before large and enthusiastic classes lectures on history, politics, economy, and criticism. He had taken an active part in the question of the Sleswick-Holstein duchies, and, when they were given up, he emigrated to the United States in 1866. Dr. Clement published works on historical, linguistic, critical, and political subjects, among which were one on the “Origin of the Teutons” (Altona, 1836); “Introduction to the History of Denmark” (Hamburg, 1839); “The North German World” (Copenhagen, 1840); “The Salic Law” (Mannheim, 1843); “Travels in Ireland” (Kiel, 1845); “History of Friesland's Life and Sorrows” (1845); “Shakespeare's ‘Tempest’ Historically Illustrated” (Leipsic, 1846); “Journey through Holland and Germany” (1847); “The French and their Language” (1848); “The Best Means of Ameliorating the Condition of the Duchies of Sleswick and Holstein” (Altona, 1848); “The True Condition of the Language and Nationality of South Jutland” (Hamburg, 1849).