Heiberg, Johan Ludvig
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Danish classical philologist and historian of mathematics. Born Aalborg 27. 11. 1854, died 4. 1. 1928. Studied classical philology at Copenhagen from 1871, doctorate there 1879. From 1883, member of the Danish Academy of Sciences, 1902–1913 its secretary. 1884–1895 headmaster of the Borgerdydskole in Østerbro; 1896–1924 prof. of classical philology and ancient history at Copenhagen, univ. rector 1915/16.

Work and influence

H., son of the physicist Laege H., owed his acquaintance with the work of Søren Kie…

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Wenzel, Antonia, “Heiberg, Johan Ludvig”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00312>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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