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Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann

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Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann

Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann (30 March [O.S. 18 March] 1805 in Hapsal (now Haapsalu) – 29 December [O.S. 17 December] 1887 in Saint Petersburg)[1] was an Governorate of Estonia linguist who researched Uralic languages, mostly Estonian. Wiedemann was also a botanist.

Wiedemann was of German-Swedish origin. In 1869 he published an Estonian-German dictionary (Ehstnisch-deutsches Wörterbuch), which was the richest dictionary of Estonian words for a long time.


  1. ^ "Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann". EEVA: Digital Text Repository for Older Estonian Literature. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  2. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Wiedem.