Victor Ehrenberg (historian)

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Victor Ehrenberg
Born(1891-11-22)22 November 1891
Died25 January 1976(1976-01-25) (aged 84)
OccupationHistorian, author, writer
Spouse(s)Eva Dorothea Ehrenberg
ChildrenGeoffrey Elton
Lewis Elton
RelativesHans Ehrenberg
Victor Ehrenberg
Ben Elton

Victor Ehrenberg (22 November 1891 – 25 January 1976) was a German Jewish historian.

Ehrenberg was born in Altona, Hamburg to a noted German Jewish family. He was the younger brother of Hans Ehrenberg and the nephew of the jurist Victor Ehrenberg, and a nephew of economist Richard Ehrenberg.[1]

Victor Ehrenberg served in the German Army on the Western Front during World War I and was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd Class for his combat service.[2]

Ehrenberg was married to Eva Dorothea Ehrenberg, née Sommer (1891–1964), a daughter of Siegfried Sommer and Helene Sommer (High Court Judge, Hessen). He was the father of Geoffrey and Lewis Elton, and grandfather of Ben Elton.

He died, aged 84, in London.

A bequest made in his will to the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London funds the George Grote Prize in Ancient History.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Ost und West. Studien zur geschichtlichen Problematik der Antike. Brno 1935.
  • Alexander and the Greeks. Blackwell, Oxford 1938.
  • The people of Aristophanes. Blackwell, Oxford 1943.
    • Deutsche Ausgabe: Aristophanes und das Volk von Athen. Eine Soziologie der altattischen Komödie. Artemis, Zürich und Stuttgart 1968.
  • Der Staat der Griechen. 2. erweiterte Auflage. Artemis, Zürich und Stuttgart 1965.
  • Polis und Imperium. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte. Hrsg. v. K. F. Stroheker und A.J. Graham. Artemis, Zürich und Stuttgart 1965.
  • From Solon to Socrates. Greek history and civilization during the sixth and fifth centuries B. C. Methuen, London 1968 und Nachdrucke, ISBN 0-415-04024-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ G.V.R. Born, F.R.S., "The Wide-Ranging Family History of Max Born" (PDF) The Royal Society. (2002) page 224. Retrieved November 28, 2010
  2. ^ "Ehrenberg, Victor (1891-1976): Identity Statement". Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  3. ^ https://london.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-run/trust-funds/history-trust-funds#ehrenberg-prize The University of London, Awards and Prizes. Retrieved April 25, 2019.

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