He first studied Jewish theology and then philosophy at Vienna and Prague. The Austrian government subsequently sent him to Italy and Greece, where he engaged in archeological investigations, studying especially antique pottery. Klein was a professor of archeology at the German University of Prague, and a member of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung Deutscher Wissenschaft, Kunst, und Literatur in Böhmen, as well as of the German Archeological Institute.
He has published: "Euphronius" (1886); "Die Griechischen Vasen, mit Meisterinschriften" (2d edition, Vienna, 1887); and "Praxiteles" (1897).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Isidore Singer, Alexander Kisch (1901–1906). "Wilhelm Klein". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
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