De Rossi, Giovanni Battista
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Italian Christian archaeologist and epigrapher. Born Rome 23. 2. 1822, died Castelgandolfo 20. 9. 1894. Studied philosophy at the Collegio Romano, taking doctorate in law 1843 at the Sapienza in Rome. Named scriptor at the Vatican Library. 1871–1894 president of the Pontificia Accademia romana di archeologia; from 1878 prefect of the Museo Cristiano in Rome; from 1884 president of the Società dei cultori di archeologia cristiana and secretary of the Pontificia Commissione di archeologia sacra; 1853 member of the Pruss…

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Buonocore, Marco and Graepler, Daniel, “De Rossi, Giovanni Battista”, 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 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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