Dindorf, Karl Wilhelm
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German classical philologist. Born Leipzig 2. 1. 1802, died there 1. 8. 1883. Brother of the philologist Ludwig D. Attended Thomasschule; studied classical philology from 1817 with Christian Daniel Beck and Gottfried Hermann in Leipzig. Doctorate 1828, 1828–1833 prof. ext. of literary history (without lecturing duties), all Leipzig. Resigned in anger at not being considered to succeed Beck. Thereafter editor-in-chief of the new edition of the Thesaurus Graecae Linguae at Paris publishing house A. F. Didot. From …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Dindorf, Karl Wilhelm”, 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 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00175>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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