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Sámuel Brassai (15 June 1797[1][2] – 24 June 1897) was a Hungarian linguist and teacher sometimes called "The Last Transylvanian Polymath." In addition to being a linguist and pedagogue he was also a natural scientist, mathematician, musician, philosopher, essay writer, and a regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is perhaps best known for teaching methods.[3]

Sámuel Brassai
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Relief of Sámuel Brassai in Szeged
Born15 June 1797
Torockószentgyörgy, Hungary (now Colțești, Alba, Romania)
Died24 June 1897(1897-06-24) (aged 100)
Kolozsvár, Hungary (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
OccupationLinguist, natural scientist, mathematician, musician, philosopher



  • É. Kiss, Katalin. 2008. A Pioneering Theory Of Information Structure. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Vol. 55 (1–2), pp. 23–40.

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