Vilhelm Ludwig Peter Thomsen (25 January 1842 – 12 May 1927) was a
Danish linguist and Turkologist. He initially began studying theology
at the Danish University in 1859, but soon switched his focus to
philology. He learned Hungarian and Finnish, and received his
doctoral degree in 1869 with a dissertation on Germanic loanwords in
Finnic. He taught Greek at the Borgerdyd school in
The Danish scholar Vilhelm Thomsen (1842–1927) was one of the greatest linguists of all times. He was active in an astoundingly great number of linguistic disciplines, and he was equally masterful in all of them.
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Thomsen is honored on a stela set up in central
The relations between ancient Russia and Scandinavia and the origin of the Russian state. Three lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876, in accordance with the terms of Lord Ilchester's bequest to the University 1896: Inscriptions De L'Orkhon Déchiffrées Ueber den Einfluss der germanischen Sprachen auf die finnisch-lappischen. Eine sprachgeschichtliche Untersuchung
^ Konow, Sten. 1927. Vilhelm Thomson. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 4 (October 1927): 929–934. ^ Vilhelm Thomsen, The Relations Between Ancient Russia and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State (B. Franklin, 1877) ^ Konow 1927 ^ Konow 1927
Brøndal, Viggo. 1927. "L'œuvre de Vilhelm Thomsen." Acta philologica scandinavica 2:289–318. København. Wickman, Bo. 1988. "The history of Uralic linguistics." In The Uralic Languages: Description, History and Foreign Influences, edited by Denis Sinor. Leiden: Brill.
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