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Heinrich Zimmern (Graben-Neudorf, 1862-Leipzig, 1931) was a German Assyriologist. He was the first professor of Assyriology at Leipzig University, and considered the founder of the discipline of the history of the ancient Near Eastern Religions in Germany.
^Instituut voor Semitistiek en Archeologie van het Nabije Oosten - Page 27 J. H. Hospers - 1978 "5 Der erste Lehrstuhl fur Assyriologie wurde im Jahre 1900 in Leipzig mit der Berufung von H. Zimmern als ordentlicher Professor geschaffen, s. J. Oelsner, "Heinrich Zimmern (1862-1931)", in: Bedeutende Gelehrte in Leipzig, Band I, Leipzig ..."
^Wolfram Von Soden The Ancient Orient: An Introduction to the Study of the Ancient ... - Page xvii 1994 "From those scholars already at work at the turn of the century, to whom we are indebted even today, I would like to name as representative here only Heinrich Zimmern (1862-1931), the founder of the discipline of the history of ancient Near Eastern religions."