Theodor Mommsen

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Theodor Mommsen

German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist, and writer generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century add

Category: Sciences

Born in 1817.

Countries: Germany (38%), United States (25%), Russia (13%)

Main connections: Theodor Storm, Heinrich von Treitschke, Mark Twain

Linked to: University of Berlin, University of Kiel, University of Leipzig, University of Zurich




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Theodor Mommsen was born in 1817 add something


He studied Greek and Latin and received his diploma in 1837 add something


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 add something


When Mommsen protested against the new constitution of Saxony in 1851, he had to resign add something


In 1854 he became a professor of law at the University of Breslau where he met Jakob Bernays add something


Mommsen became a research professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences in 1857 add something


In 1858 Mommsen was appointed a member of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, and he became professor of Roman History at the University of Berlin in 1861, where he held lectures up to 1887 add something


In 1879, his colleague Heinrich von Treitschke began a political campaign against Jews add something


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 add something


Ettore Pais - That same year he studied at Berlin with Theodor Mommsen and the two collaborated on the fifth volume the "Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum" that was published in 1884


Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov - In 1886 he moved to the Berlin University to study Roman law and economics under Theodor Mommsen


"One of the highpoints of Mark Twain's European tour of 1892 was a large formal banquet at the University of Berlin add something


He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments add something

Theodor Mommsen died in 1903 add something


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" add something


PAJ Books Ser. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001 add something


Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen, Tübingen 2017, https://dx add something