Wilhelm Ludwig Abeken
Wilhelm Ludwig Abeken (30 April 1813 – 29 January 1843) was a German archaeologist.
Abeken learned archeology under Eduard Gerhard himself. In 1836, he went to Rome to study the Italy of the pre-Roman times. He collected materials for a mythology of Italy and a monography on the Capitol. However only his work Mittelitalien vor den Zeiten der römischen Herrschaft, nach den Denkmälern (1843) was ever finished. A fever forced him to return to Munich, where he died at the age of 29.