Theodor Mommsen

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Birthday
30, 1817
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 1, 1903 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1817
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 1, 1903 (85)

About

German classicist who was widely considered one of the world's foremost authorities Roman civilizations. His best-known work, A History of Rome, earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902.

Before Fame

He grew up in the town of Bad Oldesloe and attended college in Altona for four years.

Trivia

He was also a politician who served in the Prussian House of Representatives and was a strong opponent of antisemitism.

Family Life

He was the son of Lutheran minister.

Associated With

He was such an admirer of Roman general Julius Caesar that he refused to write about his death in A History of Rome.