Gigon, Olof
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Swiss classical philologist and historian of philosophy. Born 28. 1. 1912, died Athens 18. 6. 1998. Studied classical and Oriental philology at Munich and Basel. Doctorate in Greek 1934, habil. 1937, both Basel. 1939 prof. of classical philology at Fribourg; 1946–1948 guest prof. in Munich. 1948–1982 prof. ord. at Bern; 1966/67 rector there. Corresponding member of the Academies of Sciences at Munich, Gothenburg, Uppsala and Athens.

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The son of a Swiss prof. of medicine and a Swedish chemist, G. …

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Berner, Hans-Ulrich and Schelske, Oliver, “Gigon, Olof”, 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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