Talk:Max Müller

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Birtherism[edit]

Addition of "somewhere-born" in the first sentence is unnecessary if it is supposed to signify ethnicity.--98.88.133.35 (talk) 13:29, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

What is wrong with it? See Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Biographies#Opening_paragraph, esp. point 3. It is necessary because he was a part of British rule, yet he was born in Germany. Bladesmulti (talk) 13:34, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
I have no objection to "born in Germany" in the parentheses or infobox. I find the hyphenated modifier "somewhere-born" distasteful. Yes, it is my opinion. Others are fixated on place of birth and their opinion is different from mine.
Plus, "somewhere-born" can mean a wide range of things. John Doe could be born in Germany but migrated to Britain before attending elementary school. Or, John Doe could be like Max Muller who even attended Leipzig University in Germany. Why do I mention this? Because education had a greater influence on Muller's later academic output yet we don't say "German-educated."--98.88.133.35 (talk) 13:57, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
This problem reminds me of Stefan Hell: "Stefan Walter Hell (born 23 December 1962) is a Romanian-born German [[physicist] ...."
Several IP's from Atlanta/USA were edit warring to remove Romanian-born from the sentence until an administrator protected the article. JimRenge (talk) 22:56, 20 November 2014 (UTC)