Dörpfeld, Wilhelm
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German architect and archaeologist. Born 26. 12. 1853 in Barmen (Wuppertal), died at Nidri on Lefkas, 25. 4. 1940. 1873–1876 studied architecture at Bauakademie in Berlin; 1876 graduate in architectural studies; 1882 Dr. phil. h. c. at Würzburg. 1887–1912 head of the DAI in Athens; 1923 honorary prof. at Jena.


D.’s character was shaped by the Humanism of his father, the pedagogue Friedrich Wilhelm D., and by his gifts for mathematics and science. His studies with the architectural histo…

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Herrmann, Klaus, “Dörpfeld, 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 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00184>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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