Dennis Howard Green

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Dennis Howard Green (26 June 1922 – 5 December 2008) was Schröder Professor of German at the University of Cambridge.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Green studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was awarded a PhD in 1949 in Basel. He is the author of many books and scholarly essays in the field of medieval language and literature.


Green was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1979 he became the Schröder Professor of German at Cambridge University. In 1989, he became a Fellow of the British Academy.[2]


He married Dorothy Warren in 1947 (died 2006; one daughter; marriage dissolved 1972), in 1972 he married Margaret Parry (died 1997), in 2001 he married Sarah Redpath.


  • Language and History in the Early Germanic World (Cambridge 1998)

The Annual Record of Trinity College for 2009 has obituaries by Roger Paulin and Nigel Palmer. The latter contains a reference to a speech which Green made on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.