German ancient historian. Born Karlsruhe 26. 5. 1909, died Essen 2. 1. 1995. Studied in Freiburg and Berlin; doctorate 1932 at Freiburg. Engaged on the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL); habil. 1937 in Königsberg (East Prussia). 1946 appointed prof. ord. at Kiel; 1948 appointed to Freiburg. From 1964 member of the Academic Council. 1966 appointed to Konstanz and member of the univ. foundation committee there. 1968–1974 vice-president of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Retired 1975.