Burckhardt, Jacob
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Swiss art historian and ancient historian. Born Basel 25. 5. 1818, died there 8. 8. 1897. Studied especially theology from 1837 at Univ. of Basel, then philology at Berlin from 1839. 1843 doctorate at Basel in absentia. 1844 postdoctoral habil. 1845 prof. ext. Basel. 1855–1858 prof. of art history at Eidgenössisches Polytechnikum Zürich, 1858–1893 prof. of history and art history at Univ. of Basel.

Scholarly background

B. was born into an august Basel family. His father, of the same name, was…

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Leppin, Hartmut, “Burckhardt, Jacob”, 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 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00101>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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