Bengtson, Hermann
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German ancient historian. Born 2. 7. 1909 Ratzeburg, died 2. 11. 1989 at Munich. 1930–1934 studied history, classical philology, Assyriology and Egyptology at the Univs. of Hamburg and Munich. Studied papyrology at Pisa. 1935 doctorate at Munich; habil. there 1939. 1942 prof. ext. in Jena. Member of the NSDAP and SA (Sturmabteilung). At Munich, he headed a working committee on the “Jewish infiltration of the ancient world”. Banned from working 1946–1949, then classified as a ‘follower’ (Mitläufer) in the denazification p…

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Horst, Claudia, “Bengtson, Hermann”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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