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

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Humboldt, Wilhelm von
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German scholar and statesman. Born Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand von H., Potsdam 22. 6. 1767, died Berlin 8. 4. 1835. 1787 studied (law) at Frankfurt an der Oder and general studies at Göttingen 1788–1790. 1797–1801 lived at Paris; 1802–1808 Prussian Resident at the Holy See in Rome. 1809/10 privy councillor and director of the culture and education department at the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, also founder o…

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Fornaro, Sotera, “Humboldt, Wilhelm von”, 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_00346>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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