Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Cumont, Franz
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Belgian classical archaeologist, classical philologist and historian of religion. Born Franz Valéry Marie C. at Aalst (Belgium) 3. 1. 1868, died 20. 8. 1947 at Sint- Pieters Woluwe/Brussels. 1884–1887 studied classics at Ghent, taking his doctorate there in classical philology in 1887, then a further doctorate in law 1887/88. 1888–1892 further studies in Bonn, Berlin, Vienna and Paris. Lecturer at Univ. of Ghent from 1892; prof. ord. there from 1896. From 1899, curator of the Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (Oudheid…

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Praet, Danny, “Cumont, Franz”, 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 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00148>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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