Günther, Rigobert
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German ancient historian. Born Magdeburg 18. 5. 1928, died Leipzig 2. 4. 2000. Publisher’s assistant until 1948. Matriculation examination 1949 at preliminary studies institute at Halle an der Saale. Studied at Halle until 1953, 1953–1955 at Halle-Wittenberg; 1957 doctorate at Univ. of Leipzig; habil. there 1962. Lecturer from 1962; prof. from 1965; 1968–1991 prof. ord. in ancient history at Leipzig. Member of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic.

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Meissner, Burckhard, “Günther, Rigobert”, 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 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00297>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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