Brugsch, Heinrich
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German Egyptologist and Prussian diplomat. Born Berlin 18. 2. 1827, died there 9. 9. 1894. From 1848, studied Egyptology, philology, archaeology and philosophy at Berlin. Doctorate in Egyptology with a diss. on Demotic, also Berlin, 1851. 1860 and 1885: Prussian diplomatic missions in Persia. 1864: Prussian consul at Cairo. From 1867, prof. of Egyptology at Göttingen. From 1870, director of the School of Egyptology in Cairo. Pasha from 1881.

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As an Egyptologist, B., whom Richard Leps…

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Schenkel, Wolfgang, “Brugsch, Heinrich”, 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 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00090>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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