Lanciani, Rodolfo
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Italian archaeologist, engineer and topographer. Born Rome 2. 1. 1845, died there 21. 5. 1929. 1857–1860 studied at the Jesuit college in Fano; 1863 doctorate in philosophy at Collegio Romano, 1865 in philosophy and mathematics at the Univ. of Rome. 1867 graduated in architecture and 1868 in engineering at Scuola speciale degli ingegneri. 1872–1890 secretary of the Commissione archeologica comunale di Roma and official at the Direzione Generale Antichità e Belle Arti; 1890 dismissed, suspected of aiding and abetting…

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Palombi, Domenico, “Lanciani, Rodolfo”, 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 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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