Hrozný, Bedřich (Friedrich)
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Czech ancient Near Eastern scholar and Hittitologist. Born Lissa (Elbe) 6. 5. 1879, died Prague 12. 12. 1952. School at Prague and Cologne; studies at Vienna; doctorate Vienna 1901. From 1905, lecturer in Semitic languages and cuneiform at Univ. of Vienna. From 1918 prof. of ancient Near Eastern history and cuneiform at (the Czech) Charles Univ. Prague, becoming its rector in 1939.

Career and works

The son of a Protestant pastor, H. first studied at the theological faculty of the Univ. of Vienna. However, his gr…

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Klinger, Jörg, “Hrozný, Bedřich (Friedrich)”, 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 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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