Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb
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German classical philologist and archaeologist. Born Grünberg (Giessen) 4. 11. 1784, died Bonn 17. 12. 1868. Studied theology at the Univ. of Giessen from 1801, dissertation there 1803. 1804 lecturer at Faculty of Theology there. Tour of Italy 1806. From 1808, prof. of Greek literature and archaeology at Univ. of Giessen. 1816–1818 prof. of Greek literature at the Univ. of Göttingen, from 1819 at the Univ. of Bonn. Also at Bonn, senior librarian of the newly-founded univ. library. Travels to Greece and Italy 1841–1843.

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Fornaro, Sotera, “Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00744>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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