Wissowa, Georg
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German classical philologist and religious scholar. Born Neudorf (Breslau, now Poland), 17. 6. 1859, died Halle/Saale 11. 5. 1931. Studied classical philology from 1876 at Breslau; 1880 doctorate there. 1881 studied archaeology at Munich. 1882 habil. (history of religion) at Breslau. 1883–1886 priv.-doz. there. 1886–1890 prof. ext., 1890–1895 prof. ord. at Marburg; 1895–1924 prof. ord. in Latin studies at Halle; 1908/09 rector of the univ.

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W. studied classical philology with Aug…

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Söltenfuss, Anika, “Wissowa, Georg”, 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_00758>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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