Adamantios Korais

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    adamantios korais (1748–1833)
    born(1748-04-27)27 april 1748
    smyrna, ottoman empire
    died6 april 1833(1833-04-06) (aged 84)
    paris
    educationuniversity of montpellier
    (mbbs, 1786; md, 1787)
    eraage of enlightenment
    schoolliberalism, modern greek enlightenment
    main interests
    political philosophy, philology, history, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, greek language, greek independence
    signature
    a-korais-signature-1815.svg

    adamantios korais or koraïs (greek: Ἀδαμάντιος Κοραῆς [aðaˈmandi.os koraˈis]; latin: adamantius coraes; french: adamance coray; 27 april 1748 – 6 april 1833) was a greek scholar credited with laying the foundations of modern greek literature and a major figure in the greek enlightenment. his activities paved the way for the greek war of independence and the emergence of a purified form of the greek language, known as katharevousa. encyclopædia britannica asserts that "his influence on the modern greek language and culture has been compared to that of dante on italian and martin luther on german".[1]

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Adamantios Korais
Adamantios Korais.jpg
Adamantios Korais (1748–1833)
Born(1748-04-27)27 April 1748
Died6 April 1833(1833-04-06) (aged 84)
EducationUniversity of Montpellier
(MBBS, 1786; MD, 1787)
EraAge of Enlightenment
SchoolLiberalism, Modern Greek Enlightenment
Main interests
Political philosophy, philology, history, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, Greek language, Greek Independence
Signature
A-korais-signature-1815.svg

Adamantios Korais or Koraïs (Greek: Ἀδαμάντιος Κοραῆς [aðaˈmandi.os koraˈis]; Latin: Adamantius Coraes; French: Adamance Coray; 27 April 1748 – 6 April 1833) was a Greek scholar credited with laying the foundations of Modern Greek literature and a major figure in the Greek Enlightenment. His activities paved the way for the Greek War of Independence and the emergence of a purified form of the Greek language, known as Katharevousa. Encyclopædia Britannica asserts that "his influence on the modern Greek language and culture has been compared to that of Dante on Italian and Martin Luther on German".[1]