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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 316 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEAN AUGUSTE ULRIC SCHELER (1819-1890), Belgian philologist, was born at Ebnat, Switzerland, in 1819. His father, a German, was chaplain to King Leopold I. of Belgium, and Jean Scheler, after studying at Bonn and Munich, became King's librarian and professor at the Brussels Free University. His investigations in Romance philology earned him a wide reputation. He died at Ixelles, Belgium, in 189o. The most important of his numerous philological works are: Memoire sur la conjugaison fran4aise ccnsideree sous le rapport etymologique (Brussels, 1847), Dictionnaire d'etymologie fran4aise d'aprbs les resultats de la science moderne (Brussels, 1862), Etude sur la transformation francaise des mots latins (Ghent, 1869). He also edited the fourth edition of Diez's Etymologisches Worterbuch der romanischen Sprachen (Bonn, 1878), and completed Grandgagnage's Dictionnaire etymologique de la langue wallonne (Louvain, 188o). He also published several critical editions of middle ages texts, including one of Les Poesies de Froissart (Brussels, 187o-1872), and a monograph Sur le sejour de l'apotre saint Pierre a Rome (Brussels, 1845), which was translated into German and English.
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SCHELDT (Fr. Escaut, Flem. Schelde)

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