Hamdi Bey, Osman
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Turkish art historian and museum founder. Born Constantinople/Istanbul 30. 12. 1842, died there 24. 2. 1910. 1857–1869 studied law and painting in Paris. 1867 and 1873, director of the Turkish Pavilion at the World Exhibitions of Paris and Vienna respectively. 1869–1878 leading positions in the Ottoman Foreign Ministry and the civil service; from 1881 founder of the Turkish museum service. 1887 excavator of the royal tombs of Sidon (now Lebanon). Founder of School of Fine Arts (Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi) (1883) and Istanbul …

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Radt, Wolfgang, “Hamdi Bey, Osman”, 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 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00302>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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