Wilpert, Joseph
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German Christian archaeologist. Born Eiglau (Silesia, now Dziełów, Poland) 22. 8. 1857, died Rome 10. 3. 1944. After one year studying philosophy at Innsbruck (1878) and military service, he studied theology at Innsbruck from 1880. Holy orders 1883. Lived at Rome from 1884 for the rest of his life. 1903 Papal pronotary and member of the Papal Catacomb Commission (PCAS). 1926–1936 honorary prof. of Christian iconography at the Papal Institute for Christian Archaeology (PIAC). 1892 honorary doctorate from the Univ. of Münster.


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Sörries, Reinhard, “Wilpert, Joseph”, 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 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00755>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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