Wolf, Hieronymus
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German Humanist and philologist. Born Oettingen im Ries 13. 8. 1516, died Augsburg 8. 10. 1580. 1527–1538 and 1548 studied (with interruptions) at Nuremberg, Tübingen, Wittenberg and Strasbourg. 1539–1550 various teaching posts in Oettingen, Mühlhausen (Thuringia), Nuremberg and Basel. From 1551 librarian to the Fuggers and rector of the Annagymnasium in Augsburg.


W. was one of many siblings, and his father’s family was of the impoverished nobility. He showed an interest in ancient lan…

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Schönauer, Sonja, “Wolf, Hieronymus”, 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_00760>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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