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Nestle, Wilhelm
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German classical philologist. Born Wilhelm Albrecht N., Stuttgart 16. 4. 1865, died there 18. 4. 1959. Studied classical philology at Tübingen and Berlin. 1889 doctorate in Tübingen. Schoolteacher and headmaster at Schwäbisch Hall, Heilbronn and Stuttgart; 1933 honorary prof. at Tübingen.

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N. was born into a Protestant family that had produced several important theologians and philo-logists. His half-brother was the New Testament editor Eberhard N., and his son Walter bec…

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Kuhlmann, Peter, “Nestle, Wilhelm”, 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 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00509>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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