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Johann Martin Schleyer

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Msgr. Johann Martin Schleyer
Johann Martin Schleyer - portrait.jpg
Photo portrait, c. 1908
Born 18 July 1831(1831-07-18)
Oberlauda, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Confederation
Died 16 August 1912 (81) [1]
Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire
Occupation(s) Priest (Catholic)

Johann Martin Schleyer (July 18, 1831 - August 16, 1912) was a German Catholic priest who first devised the constructed language Volapük in 1879, having been inspired by a dream in which God had told him to create an international language.

Selected Bibliography

  • Schleyer, Johann Martin (1880) (in German), Volapük: Die Weltsprache. Entwurf einer Universalsprache für alle Gebildete der ganzen Erde., Sigmaringen  — [English: "Volapük: The World Language. Draft of a Universal Language for All Educated People from All Over the World."]
  • Schleyer, Johann Martin (1882) (in German), Volapük (Weltsprache) Wörterbuch der Universalsprache für alle gebildete Erdbewoner, Überlingen am Bodensee: In Kommission der Buchdruckerei von August Feyel 

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