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Schede, Martin

    Full Name: Schede, Martin

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1883

    Date Died: 1947

    Place Born: Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): ancient, Ancient Greek (culture or style), archaeology, Byzantine (culture or style), and Roman (ancient Italian culture or period)


    Archaeologist and art historian who specialized in ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine art. He was active in archaeological expeditions in Asia Minor 1910-1913. He served as Professor in the antiquities division of the Berlin Museum (1919-1924) before returning to Turkey for the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI) in 1924, becoming director of the newly created Istanbul branch in 1929. In 1938 he succeeded Theodor Wiegand as president of the whole DAI, a post he held until 1945. He died in 1947 in a Russian prisoner of war camp.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Burg von Athen, 1922; Griechische und römische Skulpturen des Antikenmuseums, 1928. (a catalog of masterworks in the Turkish museum in Constantinople).


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 220-221. Suzanne L. Marchand. Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996: 333-334, 336-337, 369.


    "Schede, Martin." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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