German ancient historian. Born Ulm 6. 4. 1923, died Marburg 28. 3. 2008. 1948–1954, after war service and captivity, studied history and classics at Zurich and Tübingen, especially with Ernst Meyer and Joseph Vogt; doctorate 1953 in Tübingen on Drusus the Elder. Worked at Kommission für Alte Geschichte in Munich; from 1958 assistant to Fritz Taeger at Univ. of Marburg; 1959 habil. there. . 1959 priv.-doz., 1965–1988 prof. ord. of ancient history there.