Grote, George
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British historian. Born Clay Hill near Beckenham (Kent), 17. 11. 1794, the grandson of Andreas G., an émigré merchant and banker from Bremen, died London 18. 6. 1871. School at Charterhouse; worked in his father’s bank from 1810; self-taught historian. Influenced by James Mill and Jeremy Bentham, G. was politically active, writing as a utilitarian liberal [1]; [2]; Member of Parliament for the City of London from 1833. Retired from politics 1841, and from t…

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Brodersen, Kai, “Grote, George”, 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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