FERNÁNDEZ Y GONZÁLEZ, Francisco. Albacete 26.9.1833 — Madrid 30.6.1917. Spanish Linguist and Polyglot, also knew Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian. Son of a cavalry officer. Educated in Valladolid and Madrid. From 1852 studies at Madrid. In 1856-64 Professor of Literature at Granada, also taught Greek and Arabic. Then Professor of Aesthetics at Central University in Madrid.
Publications: Much on Hispano-Arabic literature, Spanish literature and history, aesthetics, South American languages, etc.
Sources: Gelabert y Gordiola, Manual de lengua sanskrita. Madrid 1890, 28; Spanish Wikipedia with poor photo.
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