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

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Sarton, George
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Belgian-American historian of science and scholarship. Born Ghent, 31. 8. 1884, as George Alfred Léon S.; died Cambridge, Massachusetts, 22. 3. 1956. Studied philosophy at Ghent from 1902, then from 1904 chemistry and mathematics. Mathematics doctorate 1911 on the principles of Newtonian mechanics in Ghent (cf. [8]). Fled Belgium during World War I, initially to London in 1914, then to the United States in 1915, becoming a researcher at the Carne…

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Praet, Danny, “Sarton, George”, 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 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00631>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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