Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Lepsius, Karl Richard
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German Egyptologist and linguist. Born Naumburg and der Saale 23. 12. 1810, died Berlin 10. 7. 1884. 1823–1829 school at Schulpforta. 1829–1830 studied linguistics and classical studies at Leipzig, 1830–1832 at Göttingen and 1832/33 at Berlin. Doctorate 1833, 1842 prof. ext. in Egyptology, also Berlin. 1842–1845 leader of the Prussian expedition to Egypt and Nubia. 1846 prof. ord. in Berlin; 1844 corresponding member of the Prussian Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1850 full member. 1865 director of the Ägyptisches …

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Freier, Elke, “Lepsius, Karl Richard”, 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 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00420>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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