- W. B. Owen
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Reich, Emil (1854–1910), historian, son of Louis Reich, was born on 24 March 1854 at Eperjes in Hungary. After early education in schools at Eperjes and Kassa he went to the universities of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna; at the last he became a doctor of laws. Until his thirtieth year he studied almost exclusively in libraries. He then decided—finding books inadequate for 'a real comprehension of history'—to learn by travelling....