Dessau, Hermann

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Dessau, Hermann Gender: M
born on 6 April 1856 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°50' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°47 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°57'

Hermann Dessau (circa 1914)


German ancient historian and epigrapher noted for a key work of textual criticism published in 1889 on the Historia Augusta, which uncovered reasons to believe that this surviving text of ancient Roman imperial history had been written under circumstances very different from those previously believed.

He studied at the University of Berlin as a pupil of Theodor Mommsen, receiving his doctorate in 1877 from the University of Strasbourg. On behalf of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) he travelled to Italy and North Africa. In 1884 he was habilitated as a historian in Berlin, where he subsequently became an associate professor (1912) and full professor (1917). From 1900 to 1922 he served as a scientific officer for the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

He died on 12 April 1931 in Berlin, aged 75.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Ancient historian)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Epigrapher)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction