Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen
30 November 1817
|Died||1 November 1903 (aged 85)|
University of Kiel
|Awards||Pour le Mérite (civil class) |
Nobel Prize in Literature
|Fields||Classical scholar, jurist, ancient historian|
|Institutions||University of Leipzig |
University of Zurich
University of Breslau
University of Berlin
|Notable students||Wilhelm Dilthey|
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (German pronunciation: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ˈmɔmzn̩] (listen); 30 November 1817 – 1 November 1903) was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician and archaeologist. Professor of University of Wrocław, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest classicists of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902 for being "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing, with special reference to his monumental work, A History of Rome", after having been nominated by 18 members of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. He was also a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments. His works on Roman law and on the law of obligations had a significant impact on the German civil code.
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- ↑ "Theodor Mommsen". www.nndb.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- ↑ "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1902". nobelprize.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- ↑ "Nomination Database". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.