See also:born at Fruering in
See also:Jutland on the 17th of
See also:November 1780 . After studying at the university of
See also:Copenhagen he visited
See also:Paris in 18o6 with his friend Georg Koes . After remaining there two years, they went together to Italy . Both were zealously attached to the study of antiquities; and
See also:con-geniality of tastes and pursuits induced them, in 181o, to join an expedition to
See also:Greece, where they excavated the temples of
See also:Zeus in Aegina and of
See also:Apollo at Bassae in
See also:Arcadia . After three years of active researches in Greece, .
See also:Brondsted returned to Copenhagen, where, as a
See also:reward for his labours, he was appointed
See also:professor of Greek in the university . He then began to arrange and prepare for publication the vast materials he had collected during his travels; but finding that Copenhagen' did not afford him the desired facilities, he exchanged his professorship for the
See also:office of Danish
See also:envoy at the papal
See also:court in 1818, and took up his abode at Rome . In 1820 and 1821 he visited
See also:Sicily and the Ionian Isles to collect additional materials for his
See also:work . In 1826 he went to
See also:London, chiefly with a view of studying the
See also:marbles and other remains of antiquity in the
See also:British Museum, and became acquainted with the
See also:principal archaeologists of England .. From . 1828–1832 he resided in Paris, to superintend the publication of his Travels, and then returned to Copenhagen on being appointed director of the museum of antiquities and the collection of coins and medals . 111,1842 he became rector of the university; but a fall from his
See also:horse caused his
See also:death on the 26th of
See also:June .
His principal work was the " Travels and Archaeological Researches in Greece (inGerman and French, 1826–183o), of which only two volumes were published, dealing with the
See also:island of
See also:Ceos and the metopes of the
See also:Parthenon .
ADOLPHE THEODORE BRONGNIART (1801–1876)
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