Curtius, Ernst, 1814-1896

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Ernst Curtius (/ˈkʊərtsiˌʊs/; 2 September 1814 – 11 July 1896) was a German archaeologist and historian.He was born in Lübeck. On completing his university studies he was chosen by C. A. Brandis to accompany him on a journey to Greece for the prosecution of archaeological researches. Curtius then became Karl Otfried Müller's companion in his exploration of the Peloponnese, and on Müller's death in 1840 he returned to Germany. In 1844 he became an extraordinary professor at the University of Berlin, and in the same year he was appointed tutor to Prince Frederick William (afterwards the Emperor Frederick III), a post which he held until 1850.

After holding a professorship at Göttingen and undertaking a further journey to Greece in 1862, Curtius was appointed (in 1863) ordinary professor at Berlin. In 1874 he was sent to Athens by the German government and there concluded an agreement by which the excavations at Olympia were entrusted exclusively to Germany. In 1891 Curtius was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society. Curtius died in Berlin on 11 July 1896.

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referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Letter from Maxim Litvinoff, Plenipotentiary for Great Britain of the Russian People's Commissary for Foreign Affairs, to the Director of the British Museum, accompanying the gift of a replica of the Commis..., 14th century-20th century British Library
creatorOf Gneist, Rudolf, 1816-1895. Letter signed : Berlin, to a colleague (probably G.M. Embers), 1877 Oct. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Curtius, Ernst, 1814-1896. Ernst Curtius papers, [18--]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Müller, Karl Otfried, 1787-1840. Aeschylos Choephoren nebst Einl. über die tragische Kunst der Griechen, [ca. 1835?]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Curtius, Ernst, 1814-1896. Alte Geschicte : manuscript, 1851. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Vol. LIX ( ff. 345 ). 18 Jan. 1864-23 Apr. 1875.includes:f. 1 Mrs F. Cecilia Tubbs, translator: Agreement with R. Bentley: 1864.: Signed.ff. 1-243 passim Richard Bentley, publisher (I): Agreements with authors and others: 1829-1871.: Mostly sign... British Library
creatorOf Curtius, Ernst, 1814-1896. Alte Geschicte : manuscript, 1851. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Papers, ca.1845-1908 Houghton Library
creatorOf Müller, Karl Otfried, 1797-1840. Aeschylos Choephoren nebst Einl. über die tragische Kunst der Griechen, [ca. 1835?]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, 1841-1956. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Furtwängler, Adolf, 1853-1907, recipient. Adolf Furtwängler papers concerning Ernst Curtius, 1895-1904 Houghton Library
creatorOf Didron, Adolphe Napoléon, 1806-1867. Letters of French archaeologists, ca. 1822-1942. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Curtius, Ernst, 1814-1896. Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, 1841-1956. Cornell University Library
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Birth 1814-09-02

Death 1896-07-11

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