Overbeck, Johannes
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German classical archaeologist. Born Johannes Adolph O., Antwerp, 27. 3. 1826, died Leipzig 8. 11. 1895. 1845–1848 studied classics at Bonn; doctorate there 1849 and habil. 1851. 1853 prof. ext., 1859 prof. ord. at Univ. of Leipzig. 1875/76 rector.

Biography and scholarly career

O. was born into an artistically ambitious legal family from Lübeck, and was a nephew of the leading Nazarene Friedrich O. He grew up in Antwerp and Hamburg, and studied at Bonn from 184…

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Cain, Hans-Ulrich, “Overbeck, Johannes”, 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 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00529>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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