Category: Biographies

Anthony Thomas Grafton (b.1950)

This article contains biographical information on Anthony Thomas Grafton (b.1950). ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1950 – He is born in May. c.1960 – He is in 6th grade at a public schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut. c.1966 – He finishes high school at Phillips Academy…

Biography of Constantine Simonides

Constantine Simonides (1820-1890) was a paleographer and icon-dealer. He is remembered mostly for being the most “versatile forger” of the 19th century. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1820 – He is born on the Greek island Symi. 1839-1841 – He lives in a monastery on…

Biography of Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Müller

Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Müller (1813-1894) was a German classicist. He is most commonly remembered for his Didot editions of fragmentary Greek authors, especially the monumental five-volume Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (1841–1870). ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1813 – He is born in Clausthal, Germany. 1836 – He publishes De Aeschyli Septem Contra Thebas,…

Biography of Felix Jacoby

Felix Jacoby (1876-1959) was a Germen classicist and philologist. He is most commonly known for his work Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, a collection of text fragments attributed to ancient Greek historians. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1876 – He is born in Magdeburg to Jewish parents….

Biography of Constantin von Tischendorf

Constantin von Tischendorf (1815-1874) was a world-leading biblical scholar in his time. He is most famous for his discovery of the Codex Sinaiticus. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1815 – He is born in Lengenfeld, Saxony. 1834 – He begins his scholarly career at the University…

Biography of Marcellinus Comes

Marcellinus Comes (d.534) was a Latin chronicler of the Eastern Roman Empire. An Illyrian by birth, he spent most of his life at the court of Constantinople, which is the focus of his surviving work. Only one work of his survives, a chronicle (Annales), which was a continuation of Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History. It…

Biographies; 6th century AD

This article contains a list of biographies for people who were born in the 6th century AD. The master list of biographies is found here. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Biography of Procopius (c.500-c.565) ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Biography of Procopius

Procopius of Caesarea (c.500-565) was a prominent late antique Byzantine Greek scholar from Palaestina Prima. The writings of Procopius are the primary source of information for the rule of the emperor Justinian I. His Secret History was unknown for centuries until it was discovered in the Vatican Library. It was…

Biography of Moses Shapira

Moses Shapira (1830-1884) was a Jerusalem antiquities dealer and purveyor of allegedly forged Biblical artifacts – the most high profile of which was the Shapira Scroll. The shame brought about by accusations that he was involved in the forging of ancient biblical texts drove him to suicide. “After one…

Biography of Pierre Louÿs

Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He has been exposed for committing literary falsification in his Songs of the Poetess Bilitis. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1870 – He is born in…

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