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JEREMIE JACQUES OBERLIN (1735-1806)

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 947 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEREMIE JACQUES OBERLIN (1735-1806), Alsatian philologist and archaeologist, brother of Jean Frederic Oberlin, was born at Strassburg on the 8th of August 1935. While studying theology at the university he devoted special attention to Biblical archaeology. In 1955 he was chosen professor at the gymnasium of his native town, in 1763 librarian to the university, in 1770 professor of rhetoric, and in 1782 of logic and metaphysics. Oberlin published several manuals on archaeology and ancient geography, and made frequent excursions into different provinces of France to invest gate antiquarian remains and study provincial dialects, the result appearing in Essai sur le patois Lorrain (1775) ; Dissertations sur les Minnesingers (1782–1789); and Observations concernant le patois et les mceurs des gens de la campagne (1791). He also published several editions of Latin authors. He died on the loth of October 18o6.
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