Cobet, Carel Gabriel
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Dutch classical philologist. Born Paris 28. 11. 1813, died Leiden 28. 10. 1889. Studied at Leiden from 1832, doctorate there 1840. Tour of Italy to 1845. From 1848 prof. ord. in Leiden. From 1856 co-editor of Mnemosyne.

Background, work and influence

C. studied theology at first, then classical philology [7]. At just 23, he acquired distinction as author of a work on the characters in the writings of Xenophon (Prosopographia Xenophontea). He took his doctorate with the highest honours in 1840 with a the…

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Humar, Marcel and Berner, Hans-Ulrich, “Cobet, Carel Gabriel”, 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 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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