Ada Adler

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Ada Sara Adler
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Ada Adler c. 1900
Born (1878-02-18)February 18, 1878
Died December 28, 1946(1946-12-28) (aged 68)
Nationality Danish
Occupation Librarian and Classical Scholar

Ada Sara Adler (18 February 1878, Frederiksberg – 28 December 1946, Copenhagen) was a Danish classical scholar and librarian.

She is best known for her critical, standard edition of the Suda, which she published in 5 volumes (Leipzig, 1928–1938). She also contributed several articles to Pauly–Wissowa's Realencyclopädie.

Her father's sister, Ellen Adler Bohr, was the mother of Niels Bohr and Harald Bohr.[1]

During World War II, she was evacuated to Sweden with other Danish Jews. She taught Greek in the Danish school in Lund.

In 1916, she published a catalog of Greek manuscripts in the Royal Library, Copenhagen. In 1931, she was awarded the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat. At the time of her death she had made substantial progress towards a first edition of the Etymologicum Genuinum, a project continued under the direction of Klaus Alpers.[2]


  • 1916: Catalogue supplémentaire des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque Royale de Copenhague.
  • 1917: D. G. Moldenhawer og hans haandskriftsamling, Copenhagen


  1. ^ Hilden, Adda (August 30, 2011). "Ada Adler (1878 - 1946)". Dansk Kvindebiografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Roth, Catharine P. "Ada Sara Adler: The Greatest Woman Philologist Who Ever Lived". Center for Hellenic Studies. Retrieved 24 March 2016.