Michel Bréal

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Michel Jules Alfred Bréal (26 March 1832 – 25 November 1915), French philologist, was born at Landau in Rhenish Palatinate.wikipedia
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Semantics

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He is often identified as a founder of modern semantics.
The word semantics was first used by Michel Bréal, a French philologist.

Marathon

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Michel Bréal can also be credited with the invention of the marathon race.
The idea of a marathon race came from Michel Bréal, who wanted the event to feature in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.

Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

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In 1864 he became professor of comparative grammar at the Collège de France, in 1875 member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres, in 1879 inspecteur général for higher education until the abolition of the office in 1888.

Franz Bopp

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In 1857 he went to Berlin, where he studied Sanskrit under Franz Bopp and Albrecht Weber.

Antoine Meillet

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He began his studies at the Sorbonne University, where he was influenced by Michel Bréal, Ferdinand de Saussure and the members of the L'Année Sociologique.

Georges Dumézil

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During his time in secondary school, he was also influenced by Michel Bréal, a leading French philologist who was the grandfather of one of his classmates.

1896 Summer Olympics

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He made the suggestion to put this event on the programme of the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896 to his friend Pierre de Coubertin.
Some winners also received additional prizes, such as Spyridon Louis, who received a cup from Michel Bréal, a friend of Coubertin, who had conceived the marathon event.

Battle of Marathon

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The event was to commemorate the Greek soldier Pheidippides who, according to several legends, ran from the Battle of Marathon to either Athens or Sparta.
The idea of organizing a "marathon race" came from Michel Bréal, who wanted the event to feature in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.

Philology

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Michel Jules Alfred Bréal (26 March 1832 – 25 November 1915), French philologist, was born at Landau in Rhenish Palatinate.

Landau

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Michel Jules Alfred Bréal (26 March 1832 – 25 November 1915), French philologist, was born at Landau in Rhenish Palatinate.

Palatinate (region)

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Michel Jules Alfred Bréal (26 March 1832 – 25 November 1915), French philologist, was born at Landau in Rhenish Palatinate.

Wissembourg

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After studying at Wissembourg, Metz and Paris, he entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1852.

Metz

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After studying at Wissembourg, Metz and Paris, he entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1852.

Paris

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After studying at Wissembourg, Metz and Paris, he entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1852.

École normale supérieure (Paris)

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After studying at Wissembourg, Metz and Paris, he entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1852.

Sanskrit

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In 1857 he went to Berlin, where he studied Sanskrit under Franz Bopp and Albrecht Weber.

Albrecht Weber

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In 1857 he went to Berlin, where he studied Sanskrit under Franz Bopp and Albrecht Weber.

Comparative linguistics

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In 1864 he became professor of comparative grammar at the Collège de France, in 1875 member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres, in 1879 inspecteur général for higher education until the abolition of the office in 1888.

Collège de France

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In 1864 he became professor of comparative grammar at the Collège de France, in 1875 member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres, in 1879 inspecteur général for higher education until the abolition of the office in 1888.

Legion of Honour

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In 1890 he was made commander of the Legion of Honour.

Athens

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He made the suggestion to put this event on the programme of the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896 to his friend Pierre de Coubertin.

Pierre de Coubertin

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He made the suggestion to put this event on the programme of the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896 to his friend Pierre de Coubertin.

Pheidippides

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The event was to commemorate the Greek soldier Pheidippides who, according to several legends, ran from the Battle of Marathon to either Athens or Sparta.