Johann Andreas Schmeller
German linguistDied when: 67 years 52 days (805 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Johann Andreas Schmeller (6 August 1785 in Tirschenreuth – 27 September 1852 in Munich) was a German philologist who initially studied the Bavarian dialect.
From 1828 until his death he taught in the University of Munich.He is considered the founder of modern dialect research in Germany.
His lasting contribution is the four-volume (Bavarian Dictionary), which is currently in the process of revision by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.