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Hugó Meltzl

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Name  Hugo Meltzl
Hugo Meltzl
Born  July 31, 1846 Szaszregen, Hungary (now Reghin, Romania) (1846-07-31)
Died  January 20, 1908(1908-01-20) (aged 61) Nagyvarad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania)

Hugó Meltzl of Lomnitz (31 July 1846 – 20 January 1908) was a Hungarian scholar who was a professor at, and later rector of, Franz Joseph University.



Hugó Meltzl was born in Szászrégen, Hungary (now Reghin, Romania). His native language was German. He studied at the University of Kolozsvár and in Germany. He was appointed as professor of German (later French, Italian) history and language of the newly founded Franz Joseph University. From 1880 to 1889 he was the leader of the Faculty, then in 1894 he became the rector of the University. He was abroad at several times, including visiting Algeria. One of his major successes was that he made well known the works of Sándor Petőfi and József Eötvös in abroad.

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He was an honorary member of the Freies Deutsches Hochstift of Frankfurt, the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society, the Akademisch-Philosophischer Verein of Leipzig and the Scientific Aceademy and Petőfi Institute of Palermo.

Between 1877 and 1888, with Sámuel Brassai he was the co-editor and publisher of the multilangual Összehasonlító Irodalomtörténeti Lapokat (Acta Comparationis Litt. et Fontes Compar. Litt. Universarum). He signed as Hugó Lomnitzi.

He died on 20 January 1908 in Nagyvárad (Oradea), and was buried in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), Austria-Hungary. He had a wife, called Hermine Berger.

Further information

  • Bányai Elemér: Meltzl Hugó (in Hungarian), Nyugat, 1908. 3. szám Online access
  • References

    Hugó Meltzl Wikipedia

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