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Theodor Mommsen (1817–1903)

Mommsen, Theodor (mom’zen). A famous German historian; born at Carding, Schleswig, Nov. 30, 1817; died at Berlin, Nov. 1, 1903. He was professor of law at Leipzig, 1848–50; of Roman law, at Zürich 1852–54, at Breslau 1854–58; of ancient history at Berlin, 1858; member of the Prussian House of Delegates. His great work is ‘Roman History’ (1854–56). He wrote besides: ‘Roman Chronology down to Cæsar’ (2d. ed. 1859); ‘History of Roman Coinage’ (1860); ‘Roman Investigations’ (1864–79); ‘History of Roman Political Law’ (3d ed. 1888). He was editor-in-chief of the great ‘Body of Latin Inscriptions’ (15 vols. and supplement, 1863–93). His historical work incorporates the results of vast learning in many fields. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).