Jantzen, Hans

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Jantzen, Hans Gender: M
born on 24 April 1881 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°46' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 19°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°53'


German art historian specializing in Medieval art, who became known to English-speaking audiences when his book on three Gothic cathedrals, Kunst der Gotik, appeared in English as High Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens (1962).

He became a friend of Ernst Buschor, Ludwig Curtius, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. In 1925 he published a book on German sculptors of the thirteenth century and two years later his groundbreaking essay, "Über den gotischen Kirchenraum", which introduced the term, "diaphane Struktur" into discussions about Gothic architecture. In 1947 he published a monograph on Ottonian art.

Jantzen was a professor of art history and his students included, among others, Kurt Bauch, Martin Gosebruch, Julius S. Held, Robert Oertel, Willibald Sauerländer and Paul Wescher.

Hans Jantzen died on 15 February 1967 in Freiburg im Breisgau, aged 85.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives. Death date and place in margin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Historian)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of art history)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Art)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (World War I soldier)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Art history)