Buchner, August
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German poet and classical philologist. Born Dresden 2. 11. 1591, died Apollensdorf (Pollensdorf) near Wittenberg, 12. 2. 1661. 1604–1610 at Pforta Landesgymnasium. From 1610, studied philosophy at Wittenberg. 1616 masters and named prof. of poetry, 1632 also prof. of rhetoric, also Wittenberg. Rector in 1618, 1628, 1632 and 1654. Member of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft from 1641.

Background, work and influence

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Kühlmann, Wilhelm, “Buchner, August”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00094>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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