Wolf, Friedrich August
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German classical philologist. Born Hainrode 15. 2. 1759, died Marseille 8. 8. 1824. Matriculation at Univ. of Göttingen 1777; from 1779 teaching at Ilfeld and rector at Osterode. 1783 appointed to Halle as prof. ord. in philosophy and pedagogics; 1784 made prof. eloquentiae et poeseos at his own request. Closure of Univ. of Halle 1806, moved to Berlin. 1809/10 involved in the foundation of Berlin Univ., but refused a professorship. Taught as member of the Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften (1799 external member, from 180…

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Fornaro, Sotera, “Wolf, Friedrich August”, 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 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00759>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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