The New International Encyclopædia/Breymann, Hermann

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BREYMANN, brī'mȧn, Hermann (1843—). A German philologist. He was born at Oker, near Harzburg, and studied philology at the universities of Göttingen, Bonn, Marburg, and Paris. In 1875 he was appointed professor of the French and English languages at the University of Munich. He is one of the foremost authorities on pedagogical questions affecting instruction in modern languages. In addition to the Münchener Beiträge zur romanischen und englischen Philologie, of which he is the editor, Breymann has published the following important works: Les deux livres des Macchabées (1868); Marlowe's Dr. Faustus (1889); Bearing of the Study of Modern Languages on Education at Large (1872); Diez, sein Leben, seine Werke; On Provençal Literature (1875); Die neusprachliche Reform-Litteratur 1876-93 (1895).