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List of famous male philologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male philologists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being philologists. There are thousand of males working as philologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic philologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a philologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp, E. V. Gordon and more.

While this isn't a list of all male philologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male philologists?" and "Who are the best male philologists?"
J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Philologists
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1892-1973)

Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Elias Lönnrot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Philologists
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Elias Lönnrot was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales that he gathered during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1802-1884)

Birthplace: Sammatti, Finland

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Elmore D is a Belgian blues musician. His is also a professor at the University of Liège, where he gives lectures on the history and culture of Wallonia. The name Elmore is a reference to Elmore James, whose slide guitar sound he used to imitate at the beginning of his career. In 1988, he was ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

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Jean-François Champollion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Philologists
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Jean-François Champollion was a French scholar, philologist and orientalist, known primarily as the decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs and a founding figure in the field of egyptology. A child prodigy in philology he gave his first public paper on the decipherment of demotic in 1806, and already ...more

Age: Died at 42 (1790-1832)

Birthplace: Figeac, France

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