Scholar of ancient Greek and Roman art; early creator of corpora; co-founder of the early group later to become the Deutsches archäologisches Institut. He was born in Posen, Prussia, which is present-day, Poznań, Poland. Gerhard studied philology at the universities of Breslau and Berlin, the latter under the classicist August Böckh (1785-1867). A trip to Italy in 1819-20 excited an interest in archaeology, which he continued at Bonn (1821). He returned to Rome the following year where he met fellow northern European classical scholars, including Theodor S.
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Medievalist historian who employed iconography in the analysis of his important book, The King's Two Bodies. He was born in Posen, Prussia, which is present-day, Poznań, Poland. Kantorowicz' parents, Joseph Kantorowicz and Clara Hepner (Kantorowicz), were wealthy, non-practicing Jews, descended from the Bronfman liquor-distribution fortune of eastern Germany. Ernst Kantorowicz was raised among the socially prominent Junker aristocracy in Prussia, graduating from the Auguste Victoria Gymnasium in Poznań with extremely low marks.
Specialist in late classical Roman art, particularly that found in Roman-occupied Germany. He was born in Posen, Prussia, which is present-day, Poznań, Poland. Curator at the Berlin Museum, 1927-1935, where he oversaw the reconstruction of the Pergamon altar and the Milet market tower. Transferred to the Rheinische Landesmuseum in Trier in 1935 due to political reasons. Removed from his post in 1945 by the Allied occupation forces through denazification proceedings.
early historian of Portuguese art; diplomat in Lisbon (1842-1845); commissioned by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Berlin to make a detailed survey of Portuguese. Born in Posen, Prussia, which is present-day, Poznań, Poland.