Georg Büchmann

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Georg Büchmann.

Georg Büchmann (German: [ˈbʏçman]; 4 January 1822 – 24 February 1884) was a German philologist. He was born in Berlin, and died there in Schöneberg.

His grave in Berlin

He became well known as a result of his 1864 book Geflügelte Worte, Der Zitatenschatz des Deutschen Volkes, a collection of quotations. Specifically, the book (the title of which, loosely translated, is "Winged Words") included literary quotes that had become part of common speech.

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