Oppert, Jules
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German-French ancient Near Eastern scholar. Born Julius Samuel O., Hamburg, 9. 7. 1825, died Paris 21. 8. 1905. 1844–1847 studied law and Indo-European and Semitic linguistics at Heidelberg, Bonn and Berlin; 1846 doctorate in law at Kiel. 1847 moved to France. 1848–1850 German teacher at Lycée in Laval, then at Reims. 1852–1854 expedition to Mesopotamia. French citizen 1854, 1855 study trip to British Museum, London; 1856 Croix de la Légion d’honneur. 1857 prof. of Sanskrit and comparative linguistics at École des l…

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Lion, Brigitte and Michel, Cécile, “Oppert, Jules”, 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 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00524>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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