Fiorelli, Giuseppe
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Italian archaeologist and numismatist. Born Naples 18. 6. 1823, died there 26. 1. 1896. 1841 graduated in law from Univ. of Naples; numismatic studies. 1844 worked at coin cabinet of the Naples museum, 1847–1849 inspector of excavations at Pompeii. Imprisoned for anti-Bourbon agitation after the failure of the 1849/50 revolution and dismissed from state employment. 1853 secretary to the Count of Syracuse, Leopoldo Bourbon (brother of King Ferdina…

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Guzzo, Pier Giovanni, “Fiorelli, Giuseppe”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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