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

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Fränkel, Hermann
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German-American classical philologist. Born Berlin 7. 5. 1888, died Santa Cruz, California, 8. 4. 1977. School in Berlin; studies at Berlin, Bonn and Göttingen. 1915 doctorate, 1920 habil. Göttingen. 1925 prof. ext. at Göttingen. 1935 emigration to USA and prof. at Stanford; 1953 retirement; 1957 honorary prof. at Freiburg.

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F. was born into a family of Jewish scholars. His father, Max F., archaeologist and classical philologist, was librarian of the Königliche Museen at Berlin, took p…

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Berner, Hans-Ulrich and Pait, Mayya, “Fränkel, Hermann”, 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 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00241>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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