Wilhelm Schubart

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Wilhelm Schubart (21 October 1873, Liegnitz – 9 August 1960) was a German ancient historian. He was leading authority in the field of papyrology.

He studied classical philology and philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen, Halle, Berlin and Breslau, earning his PhD at the latter institution in 1897. In 1900 he obtained his habilitation in ancient history at Berlin, becoming an associate professor in 1912. From 1931 to 1937 he was an honorary professor in Berlin, later serving as a professor of ancient history at the University of Leipzig (1948–52).[1]

From 1901 to 1912 he worked as an assistant director at the Royal Museum in Berlin. Afterwards, he served as curator and director of the Papyrussammlung (Papyrus collections) in Berlin (1912–1937).[1]

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  1. ^ a b Professorenkatalog der Universität Leipzig Biographical sketch
  2. ^ WorldCat Identities published works by Schubart