Zoëga, Georg
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Danish antiquarian and archaeologist. Born Jürgen Z., Dahler (Jutland), 20. 12. 1755, died Rome 10. 2. 1809. Studied at Göttingen and Leipzig 1773–1776; from 1776 travels and studies in Italy, Germany and Denmark. 1782 scholarship to Vienna to study numismatics in order thereafter to manage the Danish royal coin cabinet. 1783 in Rome a protégé of the future Cardinal Stefano Borgia, whose coin collection he studied and whose Coptic manuscr…

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Faedo, Lucia, “Zoëga, 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 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00772>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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