Knowledge Identifier: +Theodor_Mommsen
Born in 1817.
Countries: Germany (38%), United States (25%), Russia (13%)
Linked to: University of Berlin, University of Kiel, University of Leipzig, University of Zurich
Mommsen studied jurisprudence at Kiel from 1838 to 1843, finishing his studies with the degree of Doctor of Roman Law. During this time he was the roommate of Theodor Storm, who was later to become a renowned poet
In 1854 he became a professor of law at the University of Breslau where he met Jakob Bernays
In 1879, his colleague Heinrich von Treitschke began a political campaign against Jews
Mommsen strongly disagreed with Otto von Bismarck about social policies in 1881, advising collaboration between Liberals and Social Democrats and using such strong language that he narrowly avoided prosecution
Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov - In 1886 he moved to the Berlin University to study Roman law and economics under Theodor Mommsen
Fellow Nobel Laureate Bernard Shaw cited Mommsen's interpretation of the last First Consul of the Republic, Julius Caesar, as one of the inspirations for his 1898 play, "Caesar and Cleopatra"