Matthias de Vries (1820-1892)

Subject Fields

Dutch Linguistics


Haarlem, The Netherlands

Famous for

Father of Dutch Linguistics, "grondlegger van het Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (WNT)".

Researcher in Leiden

1853-1891(writing of the first part of the first Dutch Dictionary).

Today in Leiden

House of Matthias De Vries at Rapenburg 70 (today the University Central Offices) where he compiled the first edition of the Dutch Dictionary.

Last Modified: 18-05-2010