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Eduard Prokosch, JUDr., Ph.Dr.

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Birthplace: Cheb [then called Eger], Cheb District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [then Bohemia]
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Cause of death: automobile accident
Immediate Family:

Son of Wenzel Prokosch and <private> Fischer
Husband of <private> Dapprich
Father of Frederic Prokosch; <private> Prokosch and <private> Prokosch

Occupation: Linguist, professor, author
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About Eduard Prokosch, JUDr., Ph.Dr.

Eduard Prokosch (15 May 1876 – 11 August 1938) was an Austrian historical linguist who specialized in Indo-European and, specifically, Proto-Germanic studies. He was the father of author Frederic Prokosch.

Prokosch was born in Eger, Bohemia (modern Cheb, Czech Republic) and studied law in Vienna, passing the bar examination before immigrating to the United States in 1898.

Prokosch taught German and Germanic philology at many American educational institutions, including the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bryn Mawr College and New York University.

Prokosch finished his career as the Sterling Professor of Germanic Languages at Yale University, during which time he wrote his most influential work, A Comparative Germanic Grammar, which broke ground in the fields of Indo-European and Germanic studies. He died in an automobile accident in New Haven, Connecticut shortly before the book was published in 1939.

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Eduard Prokosch, JUDr., Ph.Dr.'s Timeline

1876
May 15, 1876
Cheb [then called Eger], Cheb District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [then Bohemia]
1906
May 17, 1906
Age 30
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States
1938
August 11, 1938
Age 62
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States