Heinrich Lausberg

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Heinrich Lausberg (12 October 1912 in Aachen; died 11 April 1992 in Münster) was a German rhetorician, classical philologist and historical linguist specialising in Romance studies. His 1960 treatise Handbook of literary rhetoric,[1] is considered one of the most complete and detailed summaries of classical rhetoric from the perspective of Quintillian's four operations.[2] His daughter, Marion Lausberg, is a classical philologist, too.


  1. ^ Leiden, Brill, 1988.
  2. ^ Groupe µ (1970) A General Rhetoric, Introduction