Hofmann, Johann Baptist
(446 words)

German classical philologist and linguist. Born Neukenroth (Upper Franconia) 11. 2. 1886, died Munich 27. 7. 1954. 1904–1909 studied classical philology and comparative linguistics at Munich. 1909 Staatsexamen (teaching certificate) and doctorate there. From 1909 until his death, collaborator on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae; editor of its first volume 1927–1951. 1929 Leibniz Medal from the Prussian Academy of Sciences. 1939 corresponding member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences; 1948 ful…

Cite this page
Kaiser, Ronny, “Hofmann, Johann Baptist”, 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_00333>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

▲   Back to top   ▲