Bonsor Saint-Martin, George Edward
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Anglo-Spanish archaeologist and painter. Born 30. 3. 1855 in Lille, died 15. 8. 1930 in Mairena del Alcor (near Seville). Studied art at the Academies of Paris, London and Brussels. Lived in Spain from 1880. Excavated at several, mostly early historical sites (Tartessus, Carthaginian and Phoenician colonies in Spain) and Roman find sites in Andalusia.

Background, work and influence

B. came to Spain in 1880/81, and began excavating the necropolis of Carmona (until 1888). He founded the museum w…

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Díaz-Andreu, Margarita, “Bonsor Saint-Martin, George Edward”, 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 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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