Drumann, Wilhelm Karl August
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German ancient historian. Born Danstedt (Saxony-Anhalt) 11. 6. 1786, died Königsberg 29. 7. 1861. Studied theology and ancient history at Univs. of Helmstedt and Halle; habil. Halle 1812. 1817 prof. ext. at Univ. of Königsberg; 1821–1856 prof. ord. in history there.

Works and influence

D. developed a lively teaching and research career at Königsberg, with Greece [1] and Rome [3] in pride of place, but also including Egyptian [2] and medieval [5] history and general cultural history [4]. T…

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Kloft, Hans, “Drumann, Wilhelm Karl August”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00190>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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