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Gutschmid, Alfred, Baron Von

GUTSCHMID, ALFRED, BARON VON (1835-1887), German historian and Orientalist, was born on the 1st of July at Loschwitz (Dresden) . After holding chairs at Kiel ( 1 866) , Konigsberg (1873), an d Jena (1876), he was finally appointed professor of history at Tubingen, where he died on the 2nd of March 1887. He devoted himself to the study' of Eastern language and history in its pre-Greek and Hellenistic periods and contributed largely to the literature of the subject.

WORKS. Uber die Fragmente des Pompeius Trogus ( supplementary vol. of Jahrbiicher fur klass. Phil., 1857) ; Die makedonische Anagraphe (1864); Beitra.ee zur Gesch. des alien Orients (Leipzig, 1858); Neue Beitrage zur Gesch. des alt. Or., vol. i., Die Assyriologie in Deutschland (Leipzig, 1876) ; Die Glaubwurdigkeit der armenischen Gesch. des Moses von Khpren (1877); Untersuchungen fiber die syrische Epitome des eusebischen Canones (1886); Untersuch. liber die Gesch. des Konigreichs Osraene (1887) ; Gesch. Irans (Alexander the Great to the fall of the Arsacidae) (Tubingen, 1887). He wrote on Persia and Phoenicia in the 9th edition of the Ency. Brit. A collection of minor works entitled Kleine Schriften was published by F. Riihl at Leipzig (1889-1894, 5 vols.), with complete list of his writings. See article by Rtihl in Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, xlix. (1904).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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