Hirschfeld, Otto
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German ancient historian and epigraphist. Born Königsberg 16. 3. 1843, died Berlin 27. 3. 1922. 1859–1863 studied classical philology and ancient history at Königsberg, Bonn and Berlin; doctorate 1863 in Königsberg; habil. 1869 in Göttingen. 1872–1876 prof. ord. in ancient history at Prague; 1876–1885 at Vienna; 1885–1917 at Berlin.

Scholarly career and works

The son of a Jewish businessman, H. had himself baptized a Protestant in 1870. As a scholar, H. was influenced by Theodor Mommsen, through whom he found hi…

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Rebenich, Stefan, “Hirschfeld, Otto”, 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 14 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00331>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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