• Born date: 1911-08-31
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 2009-01-02
John DeFrancis

John DeFrancis (Chinese: 約翰·德范克 Yuēhàn Dé Fànkè; August 31, 1911 – January 2, 2009) was an American linguist, sinologist, author of Chinese language textbooks, lexicographer of Chinese dictionaries, and Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.