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Thiersch, Heinrich Wilhelm Josias
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(Nov 5, 1817, Munich – Dec 3, 1885, Basel), son of the classical philologist Friedrich v. Thiersch (1852–1921). He began studying philology in Munich in 1833, receiving his Dr.phil. in 1838; in 1835 he began studying theology in Erlangen. He also taught at the Protestant mission center in Basel. In 1839 he became a lecturer at Erlangen, where he received his habilitation in 1840 and became a Privatdozent, lecturing on modern history and church history. In 1843 he was appointed associate professor. In 1849 he rejected a professorship at Marburg, …

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Jordan, Stefan, “Thiersch, Heinrich Wilhelm Josias”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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