Georg Dehio

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Grave of Georg Dehio in Tübingen.

Georg Gottfried Julius Dehio (November 22, 1850 in Reval (now Tallinn), Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire – March 21, 1932 in Tübingen), was a Baltic German art historian.

In 1900, Dehio started the "Handbuch der deutschen Kunstgeschichte" (Handbook of German Art History), published by Ernst Wasmuth. The project is ongoing and managed by the 'Dehio-Vereinigung', Munich.

He is the namesake of the Georg Dehio Prize (Georg Dehio Book Prize).

He was laureate of the Pour le Mérite order ("Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste"), the Eagle Shield of the German Empire (Adlerschild des Deutschen Reiches) and the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art. He held honorary doctor titles in Göttingen, Tübingen, Frankfurt (Main) and Darmstadt. The 1987 discovered minor planet 48415 Dehio is named after him.

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  • Works by Georg Dehio at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about Georg Dehio at Internet Archive
  • Céline Trautmann-Waller: Alois Riegl (1858-1905). In: Michel Espagne und Bénédicte Savoy (Hrsg.). Dictionnaire des historiens d'art allemands. CNRS Editions, Paris 2010, ISBN 978-2-271-06714-2, S. 217-228; 405.
  • Georg Dehio in: Baltic Biographic Lexicon (source in German)
  • Newspaper clippings about Georg Dehio in the 20th Century Press Archives of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW)