Nissen, Heinrich
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Danish-German ancient historian. Born Haderslev (Denmark) 3. 4. 1839, died Bonn 29. 2. 1912. Born into a family of ropemakers. 1856 Abitur at Meldorf (Dithmarschen). Studied classical philology and history at Kiel; 1859/60 moved to Berlin; 1862 doctorate at Kiel [1]. 1863–1866 in Italy; 1867 habil. in ancient history at Univ. of Bonn. From 1870 prof. ord. at Marburg, from 1877 at Göttingen, from 1878 at Strasbourg. 1884 succeeded Arnold Schaefer as prof. of ancient history at Bonn. 1894/95 rector; 1911 retired. 1886 Prussian Geheimer Regie…

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Schallmayer, Egon, “Nissen, Heinrich”, 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 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00519>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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