Braun, Emil
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German classical archaeologist. Born Gotha 19. 4. 1809, died Rome 11. 9. 1856. 1829 studied at Göttingen, from 1830 at Munich. 1832 doctorate in Leipzig; then a period at Dresden. Amanuensis of Eduard Gerhard at Königliches Museum zu Berlin from spring 1833. From autumn 1833, worked at Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica in Rome, in various positions, 1840–1856 as Director-Secretary or First Secretary.

Background, work and influence

B. enjoyed a broad academic education. His main interests were …

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Bubenheimer-Erhart, Friederike, “Braun, Emil”, 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 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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