Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Gschnitzer, Fritz
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Austrian ancient historian. Born Innsbruck 6. 1. 1929, died Neckargemünd 27. 11. 2008. 1947–1951 studied classics, ancient Near Eastern studies and Indo-European studies at Univ. of Innsbruck; doctorate 1951 and habil. 1956 Innsbruck. 1956–1961 univ. lecturer at Innsbruck, 1961–1997 prof. of ancient history at Univ. of Heidelberg.

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G. was born into a Tyrolean family of scholars, and was the son of the jurist, politician and author Franz G. Chronologically, his research ranged f…

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Schmitt, Tassilo, “Gschnitzer, Fritz”, 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 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00295>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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