b. Jindřichuv Hradec, Czech Republic (then Neuhaus), Oct. 28, 1887, d. Goettingen (Germany), March 18, 1971, Romance scholar at the Innsbruck school which was strongly influenced by T. Gartner, professor at the University of Innsbruck from 1916, in Berlin from 1925 and in Tuebingen from 1946. Significant research achievements in Romanian and Rhaeto-Romanic dialects.
Works#Etymologisches Woerterbuch der franzoesischen Sprache, 1928, 21969; Romania Germanica, 3 vols., 1934-1936.
Literature#Verba vocabula. E. G. zum 80. Geburtstag, publ. by H. Stimm and J. Wilhelm, 1968.