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Brunn, Heinrich

(838 words)

Author(s): Graepler, Daniel
German archaeologist. Born Wörlitz 23. 1. 1822, died Josefsthal (Upper Bavaria) 23. 7. 1894. School at Zerbst; 1839–1843 studied at Bonn, doctorate there 1843. 1843–1853 scholarly assistant, 1857–1865 Second Secretary at Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica in Rome; interim period 1853–1856 as curator of the Univ. Library in Bonn, where he took habil. in 1854. 1865 prof. ord. of classical archaeology and Conservator of the Coin Cabinet at Munich, 1868 also Conservator of the Vase Collection there. 1885/86 Rector of Univ. of …

Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of

(490 words)

Author(s): Graepler, Daniel
Lord Elgin; British art collector and diplomat. Born Broomhall, Fife (Scotland) 20. 7. 1766, died 4. 11. 1841 in Paris. School at Harrow and ¶ Westminster, 1782–1786 studies at St. Andrews and Paris (law), 1786/87 in Dresden. 1790–1807 Scottish Representative Peer in the House of Lords (Tory). 1791–1794 Envoy-Extraordinary to the court at Vienna and to Brussels (Austrian Netherlands). 1795–1798 Minister-Plenipotentiary at the Prussian court in Berlin, 1799–1803 ambassador to Constantinople. 1803–1806 captivity in France, after which he retired to private life. Works and influ…

Thompson, Homer Armstrong

(726 words)

Author(s): Dyson, Stephen L. | Graepler, Daniel
Canadian-American classical archaeologist. Born Devlin, Ontario, 7. 9. 1906, died Hightstown, New Jersey, 7. 5. 2000. Studied at the Univ. of British Columbia, 1925 BA, 1927 MA 1929 ¶ doctorate at Univ. of Michigan. 1933–1947 prof. of classical archaeology at the Univ. of Toronto. Curator of the antiquities collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. 1946–1967 director of excavations in the Agora. From 1947 prof. at School of Historical Studies at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey. American citizen 1951…

Ashmole, Bernard

(461 words)

Author(s): Graepler, Daniel
British classical archaeologist. Born 22. 6. 1894 in Ilford, Essex, died 25. 2. 1988 in Peebles (Scotland). School in London (Forest School), 1913/14 and 1919–1923 studied at Oxford, interrupted by war service. 1923–1925 worked at the Coin Cabinet of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; 1925–1928 Director of the British School at Rome. 1929–1948 Yates Prof. of classical archaeology at Univ. College London, also 1938–1956 Keeper of the Graeco-Roman Dept. of the British Museum; 1939–1945 war service. 195…

Curtius, Ludwig

(557 words)

Author(s): Diebner, Sylvia | Graepler, Daniel
German classical archaeologist. Born 13. 12. 1874 in Augsburg, died Rome 10. 4. 1954. 1894–1897 studied law and economics at Munich and Berlin. From 1897, studied classical archaeology at Munich and Rome. 1902 doctorate at Munich, 1907 habil. there. 1908 curator of the museum of antiquities at Munich. 1908 prof. ext., 1913 prof. ord. at Erlangen. Served in World War I as a volunteer and officer. 1918 prof. ord. at Freiburg; 1920–1927 prof. ord. at Heidelberg; 1928–1937 first director of the DAI at Rome; 1937 compulsory retirement. Lived the rest of his life at Rome. 1952 Order Pour le mérite.…
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