Krencker, Daniel

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Krencker, Daniel Gender: M
Daniel Martin Krencker
born on 15 July 1874 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Andolsheim, France, 48n04, 7e25
Timezone LMT m7e25 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°56' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°16 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°37'

Daniel Krencker (At far right, February 1906)


Alsatian-German architectural historian known for his studies of Roman architecture, in particular, his investigations of its temples (Asia Minor, Syria) and thermal baths.

Under the direction of Otto Puchstein and Bruno Schulz (1865–1932), from 1900 to 1904, he investigated the ancient Roman ruins at Baalbek and Palmyra. In 1905-06 he was technical manager of an expedition to Aksum (Abyssinia). Later on, he conducted studies at the excavation site of the Hittite capital of Hattusa (Asia Minor, 1907).

In 1912 he was appointed head of the architecture department in Quedlinburg, and subsequently put in charge of excavation of the Trier Imperial Baths. He later returned to Asia Minor, where he conducted significant research of the temples at Ankara ("Temple of Augustus and Rome") and Aizanoi. In 1939 he made one last trip to Syria, where he investigated the Monumentalanlage at the Church of Simeon Stylites.

He died on 10 November 1941 in Berlin.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°21 from the online Haut-Rhin departmental archives, image 17/156: "fünf uhr abends" (five o'clock in the evening).


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Architecture)