Cohen, Henry
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French numismatist, bibliophile and composer. Born Amsterdam 21. 4. 1806, died Bry-sur-Marne 17. 5. 1880. School at Paris, musical education at the École royale de chant; 1832–1834 and 1838–1839 stays at Naples. 1859 candidate (surnuméraire) at the Cabinet des médailles der Bibliothèque nationale, 1862 employed there, 1875 librarian there.

Work and influence

From 1843, after his musical studies, C. published writings on musicology and compositions. Inspired by its collection of Roman Republican c…

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Schubert, Helmut, “Cohen, Henry”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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