Campbell, George

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Name
Campbell, George Gender: M
born on 9 August 1912 at 12:50 (= 12:50 PM )
Place Dingwall, Scotland, 57n35, 4w29
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°32' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°56 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 05°49'



Biography

Scottish polyglot and a linguist at the BBC for many years, author of the Compendium of the World's Languages (Routledge, 2000), as well as Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets (Routledge, 1997). He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records during the 1980s as one of the world's greatest living linguists, could speak and write fluently in at least 44 languages and had a working knowledge of perhaps 20 others.

He died 15 December 2004.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes B.C. in hand

Categories

  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages
  • Notable : Awards : Guinness Book of Records