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Georg Friedrich Grotefend

Grotefend, Georg Friedrich (gāˈôrkh frēˈdrĭkh grōˈtəfĕnt) [key], 1775–1853, German archaeologist and philologist. He specialized in Latin and Italian and wrote works on the Umbrian and Oscan languages and other subjects, but his greatest achievement was deciphering inscriptions of Persian cuneiform.

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