Resurrección María de Azkue

  • Born
    5th August 1864
  • Died
    9th November 1951
  • Birthplace
    Lekeitio, Basque Country
Resurrección María de Azkue was an influential Basque priest, musician, poet, writer, sailor and academic. He made several major contributions to the study of the Basque language and was the first head of theEuskaltzaindia, the Academy of the Basque Language. In spite of some justifiable criticism of an imbalance towards unusual and archaic forms and a tendency to ignore the Romance influence on Basque, he is considered one of the greatest scholars of Basque to date.

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