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Author (s): Marie Brosset
Birth Date: 1802-02-05
Language: Eng
Gender: მამრობითი

About Author

Marie-Félicité Brosset (January 24, 1802 – September 22, 1880) was a French orientalist who specialized in Georgian and Armenian studies. He worked mostly in Russia. Marie-Félicité[1] Brosset was born in Paris into the family of a poor merchant who died a few months after Marie-Félicité's birth. His mother destined him to the Church. He attended the theological seminaries in Orléans, where he studied Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Back in Paris, he attended lectures delivered at the Collège de France by Carl Benedict Hase (Greek), Antoine-Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (Arabic) and Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (Chinese). He was elected to the Asiatic Society in 1825. Eventually, says his son Laurent, "after five years of unceasing effort, he suddenly gave up" and burned all the material he had painfully built.[2] From 1826 he devoted himself to the Armenian and Georgian languages, history and culture. He had found his true vocation. However, books, teachers, documents were scarce. For Armenian he was helped by Antoine-Jean Saint-Martin.[3] For Georgian he had to create his own dictionary from the Georgian translation of the Bible, which was faithful to the Greek text.

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