Friedrich Hiller von Gaertringen

Intro German archeologist and philologist
A.K.A. Friedrich Freiherr Hiller von Gaertringen
Was Linguist Historian Art historian Archaeologist Anthropologist Professor Educator Epigrapher
From Germany
Type Academia Arts Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 3 August 1864, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 25 October 1947, Thurnau, Germany (aged 83 years)
Star sign Leo

Friedrich Hiller von Gaertringen (3 August 1864 – 25 October 1947) was a German archeologist and philologist in classic epigraphy.


Hiller von Gaertringen studied ancient history, first with Alfred von Gutschmid at Tübingen, then with Theodor Mommsen at Berlin. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1886 he continued at Göttingen with Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. He participated in the excavation at Magnesia on the Maeander under the leadership of Carl Humann, and from 1896 to 1902, performed excavatory work at Thera. From 1917 to 1933 he gave lectures on epigraphy at the University of Berlin. He was an editor for Inscriptiones Graecae.

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