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ADOLF FURTWANGLER (1853–1907)

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 367 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADOLF

FURTWANGLER (1853–1907)  , German archaeologist, was born at
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Freiburg im
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Breisgau, and was educated there, at
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Leipzig and at Munich, where he was a pupil of H . Brunn, whose
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comparative method in
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art-criticism he much
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developed . He took
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part in the excavations at
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Olympia in 1878, became an assistant in the Berlin Museum in 188o, and professor at Berlin (1884) and later at Munich . His latest excavation
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work was at Aegina . He was a prolific writer, with a prodigious knowledge and memory, and a most ingenious and confident critic; and his work not only dominated the field of archaeological criticism but also raised its
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standing both at home and abroad . Among his numerous publications the most important were a
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volume on the bronzes found at Olympia, vast
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works on ancient gems and Greek vases, and the invaluable Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture (
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English
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translation by
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Eugenie Strong) . He died at Athens on the loth of
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October 1907 .

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