Droysen, Johann Gustav
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German historian. Born Treptow (Pomerania) 6. 7. 1808, died Berlin 19. 6. 1884. Studied at Berlin 1826–1829; doctorate 1831; habil. 1833, all at Berlin. Prof. ord. in history at Kiel from 1840; member of the Frankfurt Parliament May 1848–May 1849; prof. ord. at Jena from 1851, at Berlin from 1859.


The son of Johann Christoph D., a garrison chaplain, D. took his doctorate in 1831 with August Boeckh, then from 1833 taught as a priv.-doz. or unsalaried prof. ord. in ancient history at the Univ. of Berlin alongsid…

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Nippel, Wilfried, “Droysen, Johann Gustav”, 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_00189>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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