Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Meyer, Kuno
Jump to navigation Jump to search
MEYER, KUNO, a German scholar of Celtic literature. In 1894 he became professor of Teutonic languages at the University College, Liverpool, and in 1911 profesor of Celtic at Berlin. He founded a school in Dublin for the study of Celtic, and the Irish patriots, anxious to make it the language of Ireland, accepted him with enthusiasium. His important contributions to Celtic literature led to an invitation from Harvard to lecture there, which he finally declined because of the strong pro-Ally leaning of that institution.