Biography of Friedrich Wagenfeld

Friedrich Wagenfeld (1810-1846) was a German philologist, author, and a known forger of a historical document.

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1810 – He is born in Bremen.

1829-1832 – He studies philology in Gottingen.

1837 – He publishes his forgery of the entire text of Philo of Byblos’ Sanchoniathon that he claimed to have found in the Portuguese convent of Santa Maria de Merinhão.

1844-1845 – He publishes a popular collection of Bremen Folktales, Bremer Volkssagen.

1846 – He dies in Bremen.

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References:

1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wagenfeld

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