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Jan Pinborg (1937–1982) was a renowned historian of medieval linguistics and philosophy of language, and the most famous member of the Copenhagen School of Medieval Philosophy pioneered by Heinrich Roos in the 1940s. [1] Pinborg was a pupil of Roos.

Historian person who studies and writes about the past

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  1. Sten Ebbesen and Russell L. Friedman (1999), eds., Medieval Analyses in Language and Cognition Acts of the Symposium, the Copenhagen School of Medieval Philosophy, January 10–13, 1996, Organized by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and the Institute for Greek and Latin, University of Copenhagen, p 77.

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