August Emil Braun

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Braun portraited by an unknown artist, ca. 1840/45

August or Auguste Emil Braun (April 19, 1809, in Gotha, Germany – September 12, 1856, in Rome) was a German archaeologist.


Braun initially studied archaeology and philosophy in Göttingen, then continued his education at the University of Munich and in Dresden. In 1833, he accepted Eduard Gerhard's invitation to Berlin, where he made the decision to devote his energies to art history.[1]

In the autumn of 1833, he accompanied Gerhard to Rome, where in a short amount of time, he became librarian, and subsequently secretary to the German Archaeological Institute. At the institute, he established a galvano-plastic workshop, from which issued many reproductions of antique art objects and casts of modern works.[2]


  • Il giudizio di Paride (Paris, 1838).
  • Die Kunstvorstellungen des geflügelten Dionysios (Munich, 1839) - Art ideas involving the winged Dionysus.
  • Tages und des Hercules und der Minerva heilige Hochzeit (Munich, 1839) - Day of Hercules and Minerva's sacred marriage.
  • Antike Marmorwerke (Leipzig, 1843) - Antique marble works.
  • Die Schale des Kodros (Berlin, 1843) - The shell of the Kodros.
  • Die Ficoronische Cyste (Leipzig, 1850) - The Ficoroni cista.
  • Griechische Götterlehre (two volumes, Gotha, 1850–54) - Greek mythology
  • Die Vorschule der Kunstmythologie (Gotha, 1854; English trans. by Grant, 1856)
  • Die Ruinen und Museen Roms, (Braunschweig, 1853) - Ruins and museums of Rome; a guidebook.[3]


  1. ^ ADB:Braun, Emil @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ Google Books The art journal London, Volume 2
  3. ^ * List of publications copied from an equivalent article at the German Wikipedia.